Trade balance

U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, greets SoftBank Group Corp.'s Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, center right, as first lady Melania Trump, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty looks on during his meeting with business leaders, in Tokyo, Saturday, May 25, 2019. President Trump is on a four-day state visit in Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 11:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 8:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a better time" to...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, in Washington. While in Japan, Trump can point to Tokyo’s streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 24, 2019 - 10:13 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus,...
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Cruise ships are seen on the river Main during sun set in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
May 10, 2019 - 4:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports rose unexpectedly in March, outpacing import growth and widening the trade surplus for Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5% in March over February to 112.7 billion euros ($126.5 billion), where economists had...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2019, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives for a press conference at the closing of the Belt and Road Forum at Yanqi Lake on the outskirts of Beijing. The tariff war between Washington and Beijing poses one of the biggest challenges yet for Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially exposing his political vulnerabilities at a time when the Chinese economy is already slowing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March, even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years. The deficit in goods and services edged up 1.5% to $50 billion in March after falling 3.6% in February, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. economy shook off fears of a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of the year and grew at a solid pace, suggesting the nearly decade-long expansion still has a ways to go. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 26, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of encouragement came in...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department says the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys from the rest...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Chinese ship carrying giant cranes approaches the pier at Virginia International GatewayTerminal in Portsmouth, Va. On Wednesday, March 27, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for January. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
March 27, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit tumbled nearly 15 percent in January as imports fell and exports rose. Shipments of American goods to China skidded to the lowest level in more than eight years as the world's two biggest economies remained locked in a trade war. The Commerce Department said...
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