December 4, 2012 |
Now imagine if Shane Victorino was actually coming off an impressive year. Seems it was impressive enough for the Boston Red Sox, who Tuesday actually signed the 32-year-old outfielder for three years and $39 million. That's a lot of money for a guy coming off a down year. Ah, Shane, the Dodgers hardly knew you. Victorino was one of the Dodgers new owners' first moves last summer, coming over from the Philadelphia Phillies at the July 31 trading deadline to end the parade of left fielders and give the Dodgers a proven leadoff hitter.
September 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account trade deficit decreased more than 12% to $117.4 billion from April through June as exports increased along with money flowing into the country from foreign investments, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The current account figure — a comprehensive gauge that includes trade in goods and services, as well as income and government transfers — came in below analysts' expectations. The deficit for the first quarter was a revised $133.6 billion.
September 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. current account trade deficit decreased more than 12% to $117.4 billion from April through June as exports increased along with money flowing into the country from foreign investments, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The current account figure -- a comprehensive gauge that includes trade in goods and services, as well as income and government transfers -- came in below analysts' expectations. The deficit for the first quarter of the year was a revised $133.6 billion.
August 11, 2012 |
BEIJING — Chinese trade weakened dramatically in July, heightening fears that the world's second-largest economy has yet to rebound from its worst slowdown in years. Experts said expectations needed to be diminished about China's ability to lead the world out of its financial difficulties. Chinese exports rose a paltry 1% last month from a year earlier, down from an 11.3% increase in June. Meanwhile, imports grew 4.7% in July, down from 6.3% in the previous month. China's trade surplus sank to $25.1 billion in July from $31.7 billion in June.
May 10, 2012 |
For all the growth in domestic manufacturing and exports, the ballooning U.S. trade deficit continues to be a thorn in the side of the U.S. economy. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the nation's trade deficit widened to a larger-than-expected $51.8 billion in March, up from $45.4 billion in February. The U.S. posted record exports of $186.8 billion in March, but imports also hit a new monthly high of $238.6 billion. Unlike in recent months, the jump in the deficit wasn't mostly because of higher oil imports.
February 11, 2012 |
Chinese imports and exports fell in January, the first declines in two years and a potential reflection of worsening economic conditions at home and abroad. Official trade data released Friday showed imports falling 15.3% from a year earlier and exports retreating 0.5%. The nation's trade surplus rose to a six-month high of $27.3 billion. Though the weeklong lunar New Year holiday accounted for some of the slowing, the plunge in imports reflected a weakening property sector and a scaling back of infrastructure building.