Trade balance

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department says the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys from the rest...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Chinese ship carrying giant cranes approaches the pier at Virginia International GatewayTerminal in Portsmouth, Va. On Wednesday, March 27, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for January. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 27, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit tumbled nearly 15 percent in January as imports fell and exports rose. Shipments of American goods to China skidded to the lowest level in more than eight years as the world's two biggest economies remained locked in a trade war. The Commerce Department said...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo the Cape Kortia container ship, left, heads into the Port of Tacoma in Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 06, 2019 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion. The Commerce Department figures released Wednesday...
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A woman carries a paper bag containing goods purchased from American brand Abercrombie & Fitch walks past an Apple store at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. American companies in China increasingly worry U.S.-Chinese relations will deteriorate and are "hedging their bets" by delaying investment or moving operations, a business group reported Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 26, 2019 - 8:08 pm
BEIJING (AP) — American companies want President Donald Trump's negotiations with Beijing to win them real improvements in their access to Chinese markets, not just a smaller overall U.S. trade deficit, a business group said Tuesday. Companies that responded to a questionnaire last week want an end...
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This July 2018, photo shows containers piled up at a Tokyo port. Japan's exports have fallen 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Customs data released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 showed exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17 percent decline in shipments to China. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 10:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, according to customs data released Wednesday, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17...
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In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, photo, a laborer works on an aluminum wheel hub at a manufacturing facility in Qinhuangdao in northern China's Hebei province. U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 1:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators are meeting this week for their final trade talks before President Donald Trump decides whether to escalate a dispute over technology with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. The two days of talks starting Thursday allow too...
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February 08, 2019 - 2:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — German imports and exports both rose unexpectedly strongly in December, providing a positive note about the strength of Europe's largest economy amid growing worries. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5 percent from November, to 112.3 billion euros ($...
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FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo container ships docked at the Port of Oakland are unloaded on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in November as imports fell faster than exports. The Commerce Department says the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys from other countries dropped to $49.3 billion from a revised $55.7 billion in October. America ran a $71.6...
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In this June 18, 2018, photo, containers are piled up to be exported at a port in Tokyo. Japanese government data show the nation's exports fell 3.8 percent in December, compared to a year ago, pushed down by falling exports to China, according to Ministry of Finance data released Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 22, 2019 - 9:49 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the government reported Tuesday. For the year, imports outpaced the rise in exports, leaving a trade deficit for the first time...
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People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China’s economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 21, 2019 - 3:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares are mixed after China reported that its economy expanded at a 6.6 percent annual pace in 2018, its slowest pace since the slump that followed the crackdown on protests centered on Tiananmen Square in 1989. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 11,159.97 while...
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