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America's Best Trade Partners, 2015

In my previous post, we examined the list of America’s worst trading partners in 2015 and found that it was heavily dominated by nations that are much more densely populated than the U.S.   921 more words

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US Public Debt and Consumer Debt - Increasing and Dangerous in 2008

According to the latest report on consumer debt put out by the Federal Reserve, the US consumer debt is over $2.5 trillion. Each year the amount of credit card debt in America climbs higher and higher. 1,636 more words

Pace of Growth in U.S. Trade Deficit with China Unabated in 2015

America’s trade deficit in manufactured goods with China continued to worsen in 2015 at the same pace that it has since China was granted MFN (most favorable nation) status by President Bill Clinton back in 2000.   725 more words

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TTIP is a Horrible Idea for the U.S.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-usa-trade-idUSKCN0XI0AT

The above-linked article reports on opposition in the U.S. to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – otherwise known as “TTIP” – another of the Obama administration’s hare-brained trade schemes.   489 more words

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China- The Global Winner...it is done

China is quietly spending valuable time and money building an empire while the US spends its time and money destroying countries, having glitzy parties, and complaining.   787 more words

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February Uptick in Exports Swamped by Imports

A $1.8 billion rise in manufactured exports in February – the first rise in five months – was swamped by a $3.5 billion jump in imports, sending America’s trade deficit in manufactured goods to its third worst reading ever – $59.7 billion vs. 92 more words

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Troubling Signs in the March Employment Report

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

This time around I’m going to focus less on the headline numbers and more on the details of the March employment report.  (Link provided above.)  Although the headline numbers appear strong – 215,000 jobs added with the unemployment rate up slightly at 5.0% – there are troubling signs in the details which hint at a looming economic slowdown. 381 more words

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