Companies help foot the bill to keep goods moving across the border

Nov 28, 2016
This year computer maker Dell will pay at least $200,000 to staff a southbound cargo lane four extra hours a day.
A U.S. customs officer waves a cargo truck through the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Dell is financing extended hours at this border crossing through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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President Obama proposes new trade agreement with Europe

Feb 13, 2013
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?

U.S. trade deficit plunges

Feb 8, 2013
The nation’s trade deficit plunged in December, likely giving the U.S. economy an unexpected boost to round out the year.

A larger trade surplus can be a positive sign for U.S.

Feb 8, 2013
Other countries may not be buying as much of our stuff, but our buying more of theirs is an indication of consumer strength.

U.S. trade deficit surges

Jan 11, 2013
New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?

U.S. reliance on foreign oil is declining

Jan 9, 2013
The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.

Strike could shut down East Coast ports

Dec 21, 2012
A tense contract negotiation could end in a strike for East Coast longshoremen.
Birds fly over a port in New Jersey on October 31, 2012 in New York City.
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Port of L.A. strike comes to a close

Dec 5, 2012
A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.

British ash trees threatened by fungus from Denmark

Dec 4, 2012
The disease could wipe out a third of Britain's forest, and landowners and tree growers could lose tens of millions.

How Russia joining the WTO impacts the U.S.

Aug 22, 2012
After nearly two decades of negotiations, Russia is now officially a member of the World Trade Organization. It's an economic boon for Russia.