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  • US trade deficit recedes in November on falling imports

    The US trade deficit in November receded from a 10-year high in the prior month, as imports fell by more than exports, according to a Wednesday report that had been delayed by the government shutdown. However, the trade gap is more than 10 percent higher for the January-November period than it was in 2017, despite President Donald Trump’s aggressive policies that have imposed punitive tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in goods, and sparked

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  • US trade deficit fell for first time in 5 months

    The trade deficit fell in November for the first time since President Donald Trump started putting tariffs on Chinese goods. The gap between what Americans imported and exported was down $6.4 billion from $55.7 billion in October, according to data released by the Commerce Department Wednesday. The drop follows five straight months of growth in the trade deficit. The value of American exports fell in November, a shift driven by falling oil prices. But the drop in the value of goods imported was...

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  • The US trade deficit tumbled to a 5-month low in November

    The gap between the goods the US exports and imports fell to a five-month low in November. Lower oil prices and tariffs likely contributed to the decline. The politically-sensitive gap with China also narrowed. The monthly US trade deficit narrowed in November after increasing for five straight months, including with China. The overall gap between the number of goods the US imports and exports fell more than 11% to $49.3 billion from a $55.5 billion a month earlier, the Commerce Department...

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  • US health spending to rise 5.5 percent per year over next decade: CMS

    U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare, a government health agency said on Wednesday. Rising income levels, better employment rate and more people enrolling for Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 and above and the disabled, will cause healthcare spending to

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  • US trade deficit narrows in November

    The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June. The Commerce Department said Wednesday the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys from other countries dropped to $49.3 billion from a revised $55.7 billion in October. American exports

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  • US trade deficit narrows in November

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June. The Commerce Department said Wednesday the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys

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  • US trade deficit narrows in November

    The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level since June. The Commerce Department said Wednesday the gap between what the United States sells and what

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