The US trade gap surged to its highest level in almost a decade during President Donald Trump's first year in office - more unwelcome economic news after Wall Street suffered historic losses, and setting up a test of confidence for his administration. For the entire year, the trade gap jumped 12.1 percent to a nine-year high of $566 million, according to data released by the Commerce Department Tuesday.
The U.S. imported numerous foreign-made goods in 2017, many of which were produced in China. The huge deficit in the fourth quarter of 2017 prevented the USA from reaching the 3.0 percent economic growth in the third quarter, a feat last seen in 2005.
Imports from Mexico also hit a new record high.
The commodity trade with China increased by 8.1% a year ago to a record 375.2 billion United States dollars.
The numbers come after Trump claimed in his State of the Union address that the US had "finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our nation's wealth". Both showed the biggest gains since 2011.
Mattis hinted at such action on Friday, referencing a US missile strike on a Syrian military airfield past year . That agreement came after accusations that Damascus used sarin gas on Eastern Ghouta in August 2013.
February 6th marks the 60th anniversary of the Munich air tragedy, which saw 23 people - including 11 United players and staff. When then asked to explain his comments, Mourinho replied: "It's not Portsmouth". "It's not Portsmouth", he said.
She was indicted on multiple charges, including bribery, a month after she was sacked as president by the top court in March. Roh Moo-hyun committed suicide when the succeeding administration started investigating his family members for corruption.
Despite the freakish news, Lana still said "thank you" to all of her fans in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. The statement said: "The threats were reportedly made by Michael Hunt , 43, of Riverview, Florida".
USA gasoline inventories dropped by 1.98 million barrels, according to the data, helping ease concern over lackluster demand. So expect the U.S.to remain a very big thorn in the sides of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation for quite some time.
Frazier is just a few years removed from back-to-back all-star appearances in 2014 and 2015 while with the Reds . Frazier, 31, was traded to the Yankees last season by the White Sox and indicated interest in remaining in NY .
Cup quarter-finals: Fiji 12-10 Samoa, New Zealand 19-12 England, Kenya 12-33 Australia, South Africa 22-0 Scotland. The tries helped Fiji win the inaugural tournament after beating South Africa 24-17 in an epic final .
Players will now get points and complete bounties properly, and will also now be able to use the Hunting Horn without trouble. After all, it's safe to presume that not everyone will go into the game with knowledge on how the feature can be utilized.
Malcolm Butler teared up in front of the estimated 111 million viewers during the pre-Super Bowl rendition of the national anthem. Cornerback Malcolm Butler , the hero of the Patriots Super Bowl 49 against the Seattle Seahawks , was nowhere to be found.
The trip is set to coincide with a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence , scheduled to touch down in South Korea on February 8. Pyeongchang, a relatively small ski resort town, will host the ski, snowboard and sliding events during the Olympics.
Strong Taiwan quake topples buildings
A shallow, 6.4-magnitude quake hit Taiwan on Tuesday, Feb. 6, -just two days after several earthquakes hit. A powerful 6.4 magnitude quake has toppled buildings in the Taiwanese city of Hualien, media reports say.
Rouhani hits out at United States over 'N-plan'
The U.S. government says it has been in compliance since August and expects Moscow to comply by the deadline, which is Monday. The US is "shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with an atomic weapon", according to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani .
India Services PMI rises to 51.7 in January
The index was at 48.5 in the month of November, therefore, separating growth from contraction for the second month consecutively. The PMI in January signaled that in the first quarter an economic growth of less than 0.3% could be seen.
Exxon and Chevron hit by weakness in refining
Heartland Advsr Incorporated holds 1.09% of its portfolio in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:FDS) or 2,419 shares. (NYSE:FDS). Investors at the moment see that Exxon Mobil Corporation , has a long term debt/equity of, with total debt/equity coming to.