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U.S. trade deficit widens despite record exports

The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 15 percent in January as strong U.S. demand for imports reflected economic growth but raised concerns over the fact that American exports -- despite a record-setting month -- were not keeping pace.

By Howard Schneider  | March 10, 2011; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Administration prepares to face grilling on trade

U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk heads to Capitol Hill this morning for what promises to be a testy hearing with lawmakers eager for the administration to move on three pending free trade agreements.

By Howard Schneider  | March 9, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Corporate leaders meet with Obama, Hu on exports

Several of this country's most powerful corporate leaders met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Obama at the White House on Wednesday to discuss increasing U.S. exports to China in order to support more American jobs.

By Jia Lynn Yang  | January 19, 2011; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  China, Corporations, International Economics, Trade, White House  
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China agrees to $45B trade investment, policy changes

China has agreed to $45 billion in trade and investment contracts with U.S. companies and has made a series of other trade-related concessions, a senior White House official said Wednesday.

By Howard Schneider  | January 19, 2011; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  China, International Economics, Trade  
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Business: A cautious welcome to China's concessions

No one is calling it a breakthrough, but business groups welcomed -- guardedly -- the agreements announced between the United States and China on Wednesday that would open new technology and agriculture markets for U.S. products and would see the Chinese toughen enforcement of intellectual property and software piracy laws.

By Howard Schneider  | December 16, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U.S. trade gap narrows on jump in exports

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in October as the value of exports surged and imports dipped after a drop in oil. The 13 percent decrease put the trade gap at its lowest level in nine months. Analysts cautioned that the outcome might be short-lived: Oil imports are likely to rebound, and, excluding oil, imports of goods and services increased. While the jump in the value of exports was broad, including all major categories of goods and services, analysts said some of the increase was triggered by rising food and other prices.

By Howard Schneider  | December 10, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Trade, U.S. Economy  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Korea-U.S. trade talks advance, Howard Schneider , December 3, 2010
Chinese imports widen U.S. trade gap, Howard Schneider , October 14, 2010
Morning briefing: Did Japan intervene to weaken yen?, Ariana Eunjung Cha , September 24, 2010
Dueling trade stats: Chamber of Commerce vs. Trade Watch, Howard Schneider , September 15, 2010
Week ahead: New details on trade, Neil Irwin , September 7, 2010
Bottom keeps falling out of trade data, Neil Irwin , August 11, 2010
Brookings study: U.S. cities need growth in exports, Howard Schneider , July 27, 2010
 
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