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Economic reports hold out hope for stronger job growth

...government said the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March for a second month. The main reason: The daily flow of imported crude oil reached a 17-year low.The trade gap shows how much the value of imports exceeds the value of exports. A smaller...

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...trade deficit WASHINGTON - America's trade deficit rose to its second-highest level of the year as the price of imported crude oil jumped and demand for Chinese products remained strong despite recalls of tainted products. The Commerce Department...

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U.S. trade deficit swells to record $55.5 billion

...competitive advantage over U.S. companies. Another factor in October's trade deficit was surging prices for imported crude oil. The average price of crude oil soared to a record $41.79 a barrel - a whopping 11.1 percent increase from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/bus_437196.shtml
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Trade deficit narrows to $46 billion in May

...including Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, widened to a record high of $5.6 billion in May. The average price of imported crude oil, meanwhile, rose to $33.12 a barrel, the highest since July 1982.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/14/bus_422085.shtml
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Trade deficit widens to record $43.1 billion in January

...Venezuela, grew to $4.7 billion in January, the highest level since April 2003. The average price per barrel of imported crude oil in January, meanwhile, climbed to $28.55, the highest since March 2003.

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Trade deficits narrows to $41.1 billion in January

...billion deficit that economists were forecasting. The narrowing of the trade deficit came even as the average price of imported crude oil jumped to $27.73 a barrel in January, the highest price since November 2000. January's per barrel price was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/13/bus_368743.shtml
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Oil cost blamed in deficit

...from the economic crisis, that recovery is not yet showing up in higher demand for U.S. exports." Prices of imported crude oil, which for most of last year were falling sharply as global demand shrank, have rebounded in recent months, sending...

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Drop in trade gap isn't celebrated

...percent to $160.9 billion, the lowest level since March 2005. The decline was led by a 25.2 percent drop in imported crude oil, which fell to $11.9 billion in January with both the level and the average per barrel price dropping to three-year...

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Retail sales rebound in May

...marked the second-highest level on record. Higher imported crude oil prices also contributed to the trade deficit in April. The average price of imported crude oil rose to $31 a barrel, the highest since February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/15/bus_418952.shtml
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Current account deficit swells to record $136.1 billion

...trade swelled to a record $136.1 billion in the first three months of 2003 as war tensions stoked the prices of imported crude oil and other petroleum products. The latest snapshot of trade activity reported by the Commerce Department Thursday...

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