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  • *Trade deficit falls 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion in March. WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. private employers hired the fewest number of workers in three years in April, which could raise concerns that a recent sharp slowdown in economic growth was spilling over to the labor market. Job growth noticeably slowed, with some weakness across most sectors, " Mark Zandi, chief...

  • OTTAWA, May 4- Canada's trade deficit in March unexpectedly widened to a record C $3.41 billion as exports sank for a second month on widespread weakness, Statistics Canada data indicated on Wednesday. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 74.2 percent of Canada's global total in March, fell by 6.3 percent while imports dropped by 4.8 percent.

  • Trade is playing a major role in the current presidential campaign, with Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowing to punish countries such as China and Mexico for unfair trade practices. For March, the politically sensitive deficit with China fell by 25.7 percent to $20.9 billion. Through the first three months of this year, the deficit with China is...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in March as imports of goods tumbled to their lowest level since 2010, a potential boost to first-quarter economic growth estimates that also hints at sluggish domestic demand. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion, the smallest since February...

  • First quarter productivity down 1.0% (annual rate)

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data on trade, productivity and costs.

  • May 4- U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower for the second straight day on Wednesday as investors await a raft of U.S. economic data. The report is due at 8:15 a.m. ET. *Other reports scheduled for Wednesday include data on U.S. trade deficit, which is expected to have narrowed to $41.5 billion in March from $47.1 billion in February.

  • Buffett on Big Blue, Yahoo and trade

    Warren Buffett, discusses his cost basis in IBM, and Marissa Meyer's severance package and trade balance.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- The United States on Friday flagged concerns over economic policies in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Germany and put them on a new monitoring list, mostly due to their large surpluses. None of the five countries satisfied the criteria for enhanced scrutiny, which is triggered when a country has a significant bilateral trade surplus with the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply to a one-year low in March, as both imports and exports fell, suggesting economic growth in the first-quarter was probably not as weak as currently anticipated. The Commerce Department said in its advance report on Wednesday that the goods trade gap tumbled 10.3 percent to $56.90 billion last...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as imports tumbled, suggesting economic growth in the first-quarter was probably not as weak as currently anticipated. The Commerce Department said in its advance report on Wednesday that the goods trade gap fell to $56.90 billion last month from $63.44 billion in February.

  • BEIJING, April 27- China's trade deficit in services widened to $21.0 billion in March from February's $16.0 billion, the foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday. March's gap was largely led by a $19.1 billion gulf in spending between Chinese who spent more abroad than foreign tourists did in China, data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange...

  • Obama: 'Daunting' immigration issues

    President Obama remarks on the politics of immigration and the shared responsibility of taking in refugees.

  • Obama: Democracy most 'just' form of government ever created

    President Obama remarks on the importance of keeping a free democracy.

  • Obama: We need to keep Russian sanctions in place

    President Obama remarks on the need to keep sanctions in place in Russia.

  • Obama: Syrian suffering has to end

    President Obama remarks on fighting terrorism and the battle against ISIS.

  • Pres. Obama: European unity is worth difficulty

    President Obama remarks at the Hannover Messe trade fair on the importance of maintaining a united Europe and progress made against fighting ISIS.

  • Obama: World needs a united Europe

    President Obama remarks on the importance of maintaining a united European Union at the Hannover Messe Trade Show in Germany.

  • Pres. Obama: Dangerous forces threaten to pull the world backwards

    President Obama remarks on the threat of terrorism, wage stagnation and inequality at the Hannover Messe Trade Show in Germany.

  • Obama speaks on 'shared challenges' at trade show

    President Obama remarks at the Hannover Messe trade fair on industrial trade

  • *March imports -14.9 pct yr/yr; trade balance 755 bln yen. TOKYO, April 20- Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in March as slowing growth in China, soft demand for electronic components for products such as the iPhone and a strengthening yen threatened to hold back the country's economic recovery. "A delayed recovery in the U.S. economy, slowdown in China,...