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  • Presidential campaign: I bid no Trump

     
    When the press releases hit our e-mail inboxes Wednesday, I thought it was a joke: "Committee to Draft Donald Trump in 2012 Formed," blared the headline. Apparently I wasn't the only one. "Reinstitute the draft just for him?" asked my......
  • China's trade surplus surged in April

     
    China reported an unexpectedly large trade surplus in April, likely helping U.S. officials in their demands for faster Chinese currency appreciation while the two countries hold high-level talks in Washington. China's trade surplus grew to $11.4 billion...
  • In a twist, China posts a trade deficit

     
    China 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.......
  • Wall Street Roundup: More Lehman trickery? WaMu in the spotlight.

     
    Trade 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......
  • U.S. trade deficit up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November

     
    The U.S. trade deficit shot up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November, hitting a 10-month high, the Department of Commerce said today.Demand for imports is growing, as the nation’s economy slowly gets back on its feet. Imports totaled $174.6......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Learning to live with China

     
    Economic nationalism -- or is it merely xenophobia? -- is nothing new on these shores. It crops up whenever America's hegemony as the world's No. 1 economy appears to be threatened by an upward-scuttling challenger. As my column for Monday......
  • A sinking feeling for the dollar in China

    On 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...
  • What's behind the dollar's decline in value?

    The 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...
  • Trade deficit grew slightly in October

    The 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%...
  • Free trade unbound

    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...