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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Hawaii avocado industry expects growth as exports begin

Shipments of Sharwil avocados from Hawaii and their resulting profits could expand exponentially in coming years, industry officials said.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

U.S. eyes West Coast military bases for coal, gas exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of …


China exports accelerated in July despite rise in U.S. tariffs

China’s exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to fill orders ahead of a jump in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Washington state blamed for holding up fossil fuel exports

Republican lawmakers from Western states and industry executives on Thursday accused Washington state officials of unfairly blocking fossil fuel projects and dictating winners and losers among U.S. companies seeking to …


Northern Washington winery looking to export to China

The new owners of a northern Washington winery are looking to export products to China despite trading disputes between the U.S. and the Asian country.


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Region’s wheat growers wary of Chinese tariffs in response to Trump trade moves

China’s inclusion of U.S. wheat in its plans for retaliatory tariffs based on pledges by the Donald Trump administration has drawn concerns from the region’s wheat producers, who are already …


Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Energy Department decisions approving three projects to export liquefied natural gas, a boost for the Trump administration’s strategy to increase energy production and …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on exports worth over $1 billion – a huge bite in its total …


Montana coal production improves with export boost

Coal mining in Montana is up this year as the export market improves.


German exports, imports reach record heights in March

German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Review: Coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues

A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.


Ryan’s border tax on the ropes as Trump ponders overhaul plan

Donald Trump’s surprising election and his promise to overhaul the U.S. tax code set off celebrations across corporate America – but some industries had barely applauded before they began gearing …


Analysis: Trump wants to kill an agency that is accomplishing one of his biggest goals – boosting exports

Candidate Trump promised to boost American exports. But President Donald Trump’s budget proposes to eliminate a small agency that does just that.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Reversal on trade pact leaves some in Northwest worried, others relieved

Washington business and trade groups characterized President Donald Trump’s move Monday to back off from a proposed trade pact among Asia-Pacific nations as a setback for the state’s economy.


Mexico overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. exporter

Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even …


Fed reports modest growth around nation in new survey

The Federal Reserve reports that the U.S. economy grew at a modest rate this fall, with solid gains in consumer spending helping to offset lingering weakness in exports stemming from …


What a Trump presidency could mean for agriculture

Some food industry titans worry President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could eventually hurt business in numerous ways, including limiting food and agriculture exports.


U.S. trade deficit in August rises 3 percent to $40.7 billion

The U.S. trade deficit rose in August as a flood of imports offset the best showing for exports in 13 months. The politically sensitive deficit with China rose to the …


G-20 economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for leaders of the United States, Germany and other major economies to resist pressure to raise trade barriers as they opened a summit amid …


Retailers scramble as shipper bankruptcy puts goods in limbo

Some major retailers are scrambling to work out contingency plans to get their merchandise to stores as the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around …


U.S. trade deficit fell in July

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July as imports declined slightly and exports rose to the highest level in 10 months, a possible sign that global demand for American products …


China’s imports, exports fall again in July

China’s exports fell again in July by an unexpectedly wide margin while a decline in imports accelerated in a possible sign of weakness in the world’s second-largest economy.


Coal trains draw climate debate

Activists are frustrated with the lackluster response to global warming on the national and international scene, so they push for change locally.


US exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. Those factors contributed …


U.S. disputes China’s export subsidies, says they violate fair trade rules

WASHINGTON – The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative …


Export-Import Bank reauthorization gains Washington’s senators’ support

Washington’s two senators helped sponsor a bipartisan bill Thursday that would keep a major export program important to the state from going out of business. But Congress, which starts a …


Politically divisive Export-Import Bank gains support of Inslee, Otter

Govs. Jay Inslee and Butch Otter signed on to a letter Tuesday urging Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, but the owner of a Palouse company sometimes listed as a …


Washington laments loss of ag trade with Cuba

HAVANA –The aisle of a Havana grocery store is lined with shelf after shelf of cheddar-flavored Pringles. At the deli counter, there are dozens of boxes of frozen fish sticks. …


Montana coal deal could boost exports to Asia

BILLINGS — A pair of coal companies have struck a deal on a disputed Montana mine that both sides said could boost Asian exports through the West Coast, but won’t …


U.S. coal exports highest since 1991

BILLINGS — Government data show U.S. coal exports reached their highest level in two decades last year as strong overseas demand offered an outlet for a fuel that’s falling from …