Stories tagged: exports
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Montana coal production improves with export boost
Coal mining in Montana is up this year as the export market improves.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
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.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
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 …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
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.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6:43 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 11:49 a.m.
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.
Sun., May 29, 2016
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.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 6:50 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
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 …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
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 …
Wed., July 16, 2014
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 …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
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. …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 10, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 20, 2012
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 …
Wed., Feb. 2, 2011
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 …
Sun., Dec. 5, 2010
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 …
Wed., Oct. 27, 2010
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 …
Wed., May 19, 2010
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 …
Tue., May 18, 2010, 5:31 p.m.
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’ …