Trade

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Trade Gap Widens on Drop in US Exports

Craig Warga/Bloomberg News

The trade deficit widened in October as weaker foreign orders for U.S. goods and services outweighed a cooling in imports.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
December 4, 2015
Business

Trade Gap Narrows on Lowest Oil Imports in a Decade

Port of Tacoma

The U.S. trade gap shrank in September to a seven-month low, reflecting declining purchases of foreign fuel as the world’s largest economy continued its drive toward energy independence.

November 4, 2015
Business

Trade Gap in US Widened in August by Most in Five Months

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in August by the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2015
Government, Business

Pacific Rim Nations Led by US Agree to Historic Trade Deal

A dozen Pacific Rim nations agreed to an historic pact that would cut trade barriers on items ranging from cars to rice, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical U.S. Congress.

October 5, 2015
Business

Shrinking US Trade Gap Shows Economy's Underlying Strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
September 3, 2015
Business

Trade Deficit Widens, Showing Effect of Strong US Dollar

Port of Tacoma

The trade deficit in the United States widened in June as the strong dollar lifted imports and hobbled exports, representing a hurdle for economic growth.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 5, 2015
Business

Trade Gap Grew in May as Exports Fell Most in Three Months

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The U.S. trade deficit widened in May as exports declined by the most in three months, showing businesses were having trouble drumming up sales to overseas customers.

July 7, 2015
Business

Obama Signs Two Bills, Advancing Trade Plan

President  Obama signed two pieces of legislation June 29 that together will allow him to move his trade agenda forward and continue negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Sends Fast-Track Free Trade Bill to Obama

The Senate sent President Obama legislation granting fast-track trade-negotiation authority, a hard-fought victory intended to aid completion of an agreement with Pacific nations that is a top second-term priority.

June 24, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Advances Trade Promotion Authority Bill

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Senate approved legislation June 23 that would give President Obama enhanced authority to complete free-trade deals, including a landmark agreement with Pacific nations.

Carter Dougherty | Bloomberg News
June 23, 2015

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