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US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February

Apr. 17, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

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 said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys from the...

US trade deficit falls 3.4% to $49.4 billion in February; deficit in trade of goods with China narrows 28.2%

Apr. 17, 2019 8:32 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US trade deficit falls 3.4% to $49.4 billion in February; deficit in trade of goods with China narrows 28.2%.

Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March

Apr. 17, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Finance Ministry was more or less in line with forecasts. The report followed two days of trade talks with the U.S. in Washington...

China exports rise in March, rebounding from slump

Apr. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rebounded from a slump in March and sales to the United States rose despite President Donald Trump's tariff hikes. Exports rose 14.2% over a year ago to $198.7 billion, recovering from February's 20.8% contraction, customs data showed Friday. Imports fell 7.6% to $166...

US trade negotiators arrive in China for resumed talks

Mar. 28, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. trade negotiators arrived in Beijing on Thursday to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China's technology ambitions as officials hint they might be making progress. The meetings are the latest in a rapid-fire series of exchanges seeking to end the conflict that...

US trade gap falls 15 percent to $51.1 billion in January

Mar. 27, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

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...

Maine exports increase amid trade disputes

Mar. 15, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Data shows Maine shipped $2.8 billion worth of goods last year, but international trade disputes have experts wondering "what could have been." The Portland Press Herald reports Maine exports increased 4 percent compared to 2017, but it was less than in 2016. The state's top exports...

UN expert says Kim Jong Un demand shows sanctions work

Mar. 12, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea said Tuesday the fact that the only thing Kim Jong Un asked for at the Hanoi summit was to have sanctions lifted shows they are biting — despite his increasingly sophisticated efforts to evade the tough...

New Hampshire's exports total over $5.2B for 2018

Mar. 12, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal trade data shows that New Hampshire's exports totaled over $5.2 billion last year, 2.6 percent higher than the year before. Industrial machinery was the state's chief export, at $1.2 billion, up 7.8 percent from 2017. Germany nudged out Canada as the state's top trading...

A record-breaking US trade deficit: Does it really matter?

Mar. 6, 2019 6:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit reached its highest sum ever last year, defying President Donald Trump's efforts and promises to shrink it through his economic policies. The irony is that those policies likely contributed to the deficit. Trump entered office insisting that decades of trade gaps...