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Trade gap in goods sinks for third consecutive month

Dec 30, 2019
The causes? The trade war and a slowing global economy.
Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Long Beach Port in Los Angeles in February.
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Japan trade officials and companies take a nuanced approach to U.S. tariffs

Sep 4, 2018
The Trump administration’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel has triggered retaliation from U.S. trading partners such as Canada, the European Union, and China. But over the past few months, Japan, which has also been a target of U.S. tariffs, and which runs a $69 billion trade surplus with the U.S. (the third-largest trade imbalance […]

What Russian cheese can tell us about the trade deficit

Mar 10, 2017
The U.S. buys more from China, Mexico and Russia than it sells. Here's a closer look at those relationships.
Russian customers buy cheese in Saint Petersburg on August 7, 2014. 
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