The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March, even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
The economy, and the U.S. trade deficit specifically, is a major focus of President Trump’s agenda, driving his decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods. But the latest data indicates the trade gap is actually growing, to its highest level…
The government said Wednesday that the U.S. trade gap in goods and services reached $621 billion last year, its highest total since 2008.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
The gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries in October marked the fifth straight increase and highest since 2008.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
By Paul Solman
America's growing trade deficit is one of President Trump's main arguments for imposing tariffs on China. And yet most economists would agree instead with the doctrine of trade deficits and its benefits for consumers. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
President Trump broadened his economic war with China, announcing a second wave of tariffs that may total up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports, as well as restrictions on Chinese investments in U.S. tech firms. The president argues it's…
The U.S. has a $375 billion trade gap with China. Will President Trump’s tariffs targeted at China have their desired effect? William Brangham talks with Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group, about the way U.S. should approach…
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States has a trade deficit with Canada, following news reports that he claimed at a fundraiser that he talked trade with the country's prime minister without knowing all the facts.
By Lee Branstetter
In the 1980s, America’s trade deficit with Japan proved impossible to eliminate with tough talk. This should give us pause about trying to apply this failed strategy again.
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