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WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON — Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in a decade. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest since October 2008. The politically sensitive … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

NEW YORK | Buyouts, strong earnings nudge US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — A burst of corporate deals and strong earnings reports helped nudge U.S. stock indexes higher Monday. If the gains hold, it will be the fourth straight increase for the S&P 500, marking the longest winning streak in more than two months. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 rose 3 points, or 0.1 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Buyouts, strong earnings nudge US stocks higher