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  • Jobless data downside surprises experts

     
    by Frank James More bad economic news today on the unemployment front. Jobless claims climbed to the highest level in seven years last month. What's truly unnerving is that the numbers are coming in even worse than economists and other...
  • Stimulus' 'Buy U.S.' wording hit by Europe

     
    by Frank James The congressional stimulus plan isn't just drawing domestic criticism. It's also getting flak from U.S. trade partners because of "Buy American" provisions to require the purchase of U.S. steel and iron with an eye towards boosting U.S....

    Michael Hiltzik: Learning to live with China

     
    Economic nationalism -- or is it merely xenophobia? -- is nothing new on these shores. It crops up whenever America's hegemony as the world's No. 1 economy appears to be threatened by an upward-scuttling challenger. As my column for Monday...

    U.S. trade deficit up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November

     
    The U.S. trade deficit shot up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November, hitting a 10-month high, the Department of Commerce said today.Demand for imports is growing, as the nation’s economy slowly gets back on its feet. Imports totaled $174.6...

    In a twist, China posts a trade deficit

     
    China reported its first monthly trade deficit in six years Saturday. The unusual news comes as the country's trade partners -- namely the United States -- have been clamoring for Beijing to reduce its trade surpluses by strengthening its currency....