imports

GM, Ford Zoom Past Toyota in New Quality Survey

After trailing Asian automakers for more than two decades, U.S. car companies, led by Ford Motor and General Motors, zoomed past their foreign competition in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study of new cars and trucks.

As Exports Fall, Is the Recovery in Jeopardy?

April's trade report provides fodder for the bears, who will likely point to the month's 0.7% drop in exports as further evidence that international demand is not going to drive a self-sustaining recovery in the U.S.

China as Importer

China posted a tiny surplus in April, which could signal a change in China's role in world trade.

Trade Deficit Widened in February

The trade deficit unexpectedly widened 7.4% to $39.7 billion in February, the Commerce Department said, as rising imports outpaced rising exports.