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MID-DAY UPDATE: China announces trade deficit, Eurozone debt crisis escalates

Mar 10, 2011
A surprise from China today -- the country said it bought more goods from around the world than it sold. It's called a trade deficit. And China...
Posted In: bonds, China, Eurozone, Greece, mid-day update, PIMCO, spain, trade, trade deficit, treasury, unions, Wisconsin

Emerging economies gain on Forbes billionaire list

Mar 10, 2011
Forbes has released its 2011 list of world billionaires. Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim tops the list for the second year in a row, but for the first time, the Asia-Pacific region had more billionaires than Europe.
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China reports $7.3 billion trade deficit

Mar 10, 2011
China's trade deficit hit $7.3 billion in February -- the largest in seven years. Analysts blame the gap on mass celebrations of the Lunar New Year.
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Gary Locke expected to be new U.S. Ambassador to China, Oil prices fall on OPEC discussions

Mar 8, 2011
Today President Obama is expected to nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the new U.S. Ambassador to China. He'd be the first Chinese-Ame...
Posted In: Ambassador, Biden, China, Gary Locke, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, oil price, OPEC, President Obama, Russia, Saudi Arabia, tobacco

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be named ambassador to China

Mar 8, 2011
President Obama is expected to nominate Locke to represent the U.S. in Beijing. Locke would be the first Chinese-American to serve in the post, and has worked on trade with China before.
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China plans "more money for the masses"

Mar 7, 2011
As unrest continues in the North Africa and the Middle East, China hopes to prevent similar protests with a new five-year plan to fight inflation and low wages. Rob Schmitz explains.
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China to track cell phone users

Mar 4, 2011
The government of China says it will track the movements of 17 million citizens in Beijing. The government says they're doing it in hopes of...
Posted In: business, Cellphones, China, gadgets, government, world

China's U.S. debt holdings jumps to $1.160 trillion

Mar 1, 2011
The U.S. Treasury Department has revised China's holdings of U.S. debt to $1.16 trillion. As Nancy Marshall Genzer explains, that is considerably more than previously report.
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U.S. puts Chinese search engine on "notorious" list

Mar 1, 2011
The U.S. Trade Representative's office released a list Monday of "notorious markets" for counterfeit goods. At the top, China's search engine Baidu...
Posted In: China, Congress, government, Law, security, world

How China keeps protest news off the Internet

Feb 28, 2011
You can go online and learn about protests in Africa and the Middle East, the so-called Jasmine Revolution. Videos, news, blogs, tweets, you can see it all. Because you don't live in China.
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