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  • Trade deficit grew slightly in October

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in October as a record price for imported oil outweighed the export-spurring benefits of a weaker dollar, a Commerce Department report showed Wednesday. Rising oil costs also propelled U.S. import prices 2.7%...
  • Free trade unbound

    The Los Angeles Times editorial board met recently with U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. Here are some highlights of the discussion: Free traders on tour Susan Schwab: The politics of trade and the economics of trade have diverged to the point...
  • A sinking feeling for the dollar in China

    On a frigid winter afternoon, an old dumpling of a man with buzz-cut hair was holed up in his usual spot, the corner of a busy bank lobby here. He reached into his beige fisherman's vest, pulled out a wad of bills and turned to the people hovering over...
  • 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.......
  • Wall Street Roundup: More Lehman trickery? WaMu in the spotlight.

     
    Trade deficit up. Growing demand for imports has driven up the U.S. trade deficit, according to new Commerce Department figures. Both imports and exports rose in February. More Lehman trickery? Lehman used a shadowy company -- an "alter ego" firm......
  • Nature in the Nixon era

    As The Times prepares to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in more than 35 years, the editorial board will examine the candidates' stances on issues through our own sense of the meaning of some essential American values. How much have...
  • Clout fading, US vies to set G-20 meetings agenda

    Clout fading, US vies to set G-20 meetings agenda
    (AP) - With trillion-dollar deficits and a weakening dollar, the United States doesn't have the clout it once had at economic summits. Now Germany, France and all the new kids at the table - countries like China and Brazil - are pushing their own issues....