Author Archive: Tom DiChristopher

U.S. Satellite Industry Eyes Export Reform

Chuck Tabbert, vice president of sales and marketing at Ultra Communications, wanted to find out how export regulations on U.S.-made satellites affected his fellow semiconductor manufacturers. So he asked them three questions. The first two...

 

Trade Gap for February Likely to Narrow

The trade deficit for February is expected to narrow slightly from the previous month. While purchases of petroleum products will add red ink to the balance sheet, a sharp drop in imports from China could provide deficit relief. The average...

 

Emerging Markets Will Fuel Growth in Demand for U.S. Autos

By Tom DiChristopher Demand for American cars has recovered more quickly in emerging markets than in developed countries since the recession. This year, that trend is likely to continue. Last year, the value of American car exports worldwide...

 

Trade Deficit Leaps as Demand Weakens in European Union and China

By Tom DiChristopher The trade deficit swelled in January, registering the largest gap in more than three years, as exports to China and the European Union plummeted and oil imports surged. Economists expected the deficit to widen only slightly....

 

Trade Gap Widens in December, Annual Deficit Biggest since 2008

By Tom DiChristopher The U.S. trade deficit grew more than economists expected in December, as economic growth contributed to the highest import bill since July 2008. A Bloomberg survey of 75 economists had estimated the trade deficit would...