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Money & CompanyChina 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.......
Money & CompanyTrade 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......
Associated Press WriterPresident Barack Obama on Friday opened his relationship with Chinese President Hu Jintao, promising cooperation in a phone call that broadly covered sensitive trade issues, the global financial crisis and the North Korean nuclear threat. Both leaders...
Tags: Japan, North Korea, Timothy Geithner, Imports, Heads of State
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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn 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...
From ReutersThe 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%...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe dollar has lost a big chunk of its global purchasing power since the end of 2001 -- an average of 37%, as measured by one index that tracks the greenback against other major currencies. Gauging the decline is easy; explaining why the buck has slumped...
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...
Today, Andrés Martinez and Joseph Farah debate the danger of Chinese imports. Yesterday, they discussed the broad question of U.S. engagement with the world's most populous country. Later this week, they'll debate military threats, Olympic boycotts and...
Tags: Consumers, News Agency, Japan, Standards, Finance
Los Angeles Times columnistU.S. financial markets went into last week's congressional election showing little concern about the potential for Democrats to retake the U.S. House. But Democratic control of the House and the Senate was more than some investors could stand. They began...
DANIEL GRISWOLD is director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute and coauthor of the recent Cato paper, "Blowing Exhaust: Detroit's Woes Belie a Healthy U.S. Auto Market."FORD MOTOR CO.'s announcement last week that it lost a record $12.75 billion in 2006 will tempt the new Democratic Congress to come to the rescue of Detroit's Big Three automakers. General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are also expected to announce SUV-sized...
Tags: Japan, Democratic Party, Honda, Cato Corporation, Mississippi
The Swampby 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......
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