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  • The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans

     The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans
    In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America. But he said virtually nothing about what is...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • U.S. trade deficit plunges in June to lowest level since late 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly plunged in June to its lowest level since late 2009 as exports jumped to a record high, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. A decrease in imports, particularly crude oil, also helped the deficit drop...
  • U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July

    U.S. trade deficit jumps 13% in July
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped by 13% in July after hitting a more than three-year low the previous month, as the nation imported more goods, such as crude oil, and exports fell, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase in the...
  • Arts Index report sees hope despite fourth straight drop in 2011

    Arts Index report sees hope despite fourth straight drop in 2011
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. The health of the arts in the United States worsened for a fourth straight year during 2011, according to the latest National Arts Index report, released this week by the advocacy group...
  • U.S. trade deficit widened in April as consumer imports surged

    U.S. trade deficit widened in April as consumer imports surged
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit widened in April after hitting a three-year low the previous month, as imports of consumer goods surged in a reflection of increasing confidence among  American households. The trade deficit increased 8.5% to $40.3...
  • A new day for U.S. manufacturing

    Remember the 1980s? It was to be the decade of Japanese dominance. A post-Jimmy Carter America would be unable to compete with the efficient Japanese jobs machine. Aging technology, lazy management and high-cost labor would ensure America's rapid demise...
  • China, U.S., Europe battling over a shrinking global-trade pie

     
    Global Focus: In polite, diplomatic language, China this week accused Eurozone leaders of piling up debts that threaten global economic stability and the Europeans countered with complaints that Beijing manipulates its currency to unfairly skew trade in...
  • The euro has failed

    The euro has failed
    Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies. Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
  • There's a reason the economy isn't generating jobs

    There's a reason the economy isn't generating jobs
    The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent only because 581,000 workers quit looking for work and are no longer counted in the...
  • Ripley's opens Odditorium at Harborplace

    Ripley's Believe It or Not, one of the first of several new tenants opening for the summer tourist season at Harborplace in downtown Baltimore, will open Saturday in the Light Street Pavilion. Ripley Entertainment Inc. said exhibits at the Inner Harbor...