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Economy Watch: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

U.S. exports up, but higher imports widen trade deficit

U.S. exports jumped more than 2 percent in May. But a surge in imports widened the country's trade deficit -- disappointing the effort to even out global trade flows.

By Howard Schneider  |  July 13, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Deficit/debt , Fed Reserve  
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Stocks inch higher after round of corporate deals

By Steven Bernard Stocks got a modest lift Monday from a fresh round of corporate dealmaking as investors await the start of earnings season. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 2 points. The small gain comes after the Dow...

By Washington Post staff  |  July 12, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Ticker , Wall Street  
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