imports

When Americans Stop Shopping, the World Suffers

With the U.S. consumer economy in the doldrums, the impact is being felt globally. From China to Germany and Canada to Japan, America's major trading partners are struggling to adapt to a sudden decline in U.S. imports.

U.S. ITC Rules That Nvidia Infringed Rambus Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that graphics-chip maker Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) infringed on patents held by Rambus Inc (RMBS), and that certain Nvidia imports into the United States will be barred. After the ruling, Nvidia said it will pay to license Rambus technology, Dow Jones Newswires reported. Nvidia said that there would be "no impact on our customers or our business."

U.S. Trade Deficit Unexpectedly Rises in May

May%u2019s unexpected rise in the U.S. trade deficit to $42.3 billion isn%u2019t likely to resolve the tug-of-war between the economic bulls and bears. Imports and exports both grew, but imports grew marginally faster.

U.S. Trade Deficit Unexpectedly Increased in May

The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly increased in May to $42.3 billion, from a revised figure of $40.3 billion in April. Imports outpaced exports in May, driven by increased demand for consumer goods and cars, the Commerce Department said.

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.