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  • 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 …


  • New deal with South Korea opens trade markets

    WASHINGTON – More frozen french fries, beef short ribs and wine may be heading to South Korea from Washington state under a new trade agreement that went into effect last …


  • Unrest in Egypt concerns Washington wheat farmers

    The political unrest gripping Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries has wheat farmers half a world away in Washington worried. Egypt is the world’s largest wheat buyer, securing enough grain …


  • Idaho exports rebound, may end close to record

    BOISE – Idaho exports shipped through September climbed to $3.83 billion, putting 2010 on a pace to come close to the state’s 2008 record of $5 billion, the Idaho Department …


  • Exports, credit, taxes among initiatives to boost businesses

    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire Tuesday ordered state agencies to develop programs and institute reforms that will boost small businesses faltering in the economic slowdown. The initiatives range from help with …


  • Geithner talks exports in Western Washington stop

    TACOMA — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a Washington state trifecta Tuesday, experiencing three things for which the West Side is best known: Boeing. Microsoft. And rain. In an effort …


  • Geithner stresses trade’s role in recovery in Wash. visit

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner got a Washington state trifecta Tuesday, experiencing three things for which the West Side is best known: Boeing. Microsoft. And rain. Geithner emphasizes trade in ‘soggy’ …


  • Exports up for 6th straight month, boost recovery

    The economic recovery is likely to draw strength from exports such as farm products, autos, aircraft and industrial machinery — all of which helped lower the nation’s trade deficit in …


  • Exports advance by nearly 20 percent

    New numbers from the U.S. Department of Commerce understate the value of Spokane exports but accurately reflect strong growth in international sales, the head of the International Trade Alliance said …


  • Regional export market surveyed

    Dozens of small Spokane companies, many with fewer than 10 employees, have at least a toehold in exporting. According to a newly released survey for the International Trade Alliance, most …


  • Apple Bonanza Turns To Mush Rising Dollar, Fumigation Damage Crush High Hopes For Sales To Japan

    Two participants grimace during an American Apple Biting Contest held in Tokyo in January 1995. Sales of U.S. apples have plunged from 500,000 boxes in 1995 to 55,000 last year …


  • Apple Shipments To Japan Halted

    An apple packer said Friday his company has stopped shipping apples to Japan until it learns how a fungicide got on two apples tested in a random sample by a …


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