| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:44 AM
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday upgraded its economic growth forecast for the U.S. based on stronger demand fueled by lower oil prices, but the organization downgraded its global outlook because of continued fallout from the 2008 financial...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Produce imported from Mexico is safe and attractive for a reason: U.S. laws dictate the cleanliness of farms, while supermarket produce managers demand an unblemished product. So no need to worry about the condition of your tomatoes. They're perfect. It's...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago intercepted an invasive beetle while inspecting a shipment of rhubarb stems from the Netherlands, federal officials said.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that Customs and Border Protection...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Elbowing their way into malls this weekend for dolls, televisions and reindeer sweaters, shoppers probably will give little thought to how the future holiday presents got to retail shelves.
For U.S. imported products, about 40% sail through Southern...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:15 PM
The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in almost a year, thanks to the country's swiftly slackening thirst for foreign oil.
The deficit — imports exceeding exports — narrowed to $39 billion during the month, down 7.7%...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that could undermine retailers' all-important holiday shopping season and threaten the competitiveness of the region's economic...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The European Union on Tuesday cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The European Union cut its economic growth forecasts for the region, saying rising geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East and a broader global slowdown have eroded business and consumer confidence since the spring.
The downgraded outlook,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:48 PM
For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract.
Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...