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US trade deficit drops to $43.4 billion in October

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit fell slightly in October as exports rebounded while oil imports dipped to the lowest level in five years.The deficit edged down 0.4 percent to $43.4 billion, a drop from a revised $43...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/us-trade-deficit-drops-434
Obama pushes for reduced oil imports

WASHINGTON --- President Obama on Wednesday called for a one-third reduction in U.S. oil imports by 2025, reviving a long-elusive goal of reducing America's dependence on foreign supplies as political unrest rocks the Middle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-30/obama-pushes-reduced-oil-i
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Trade deficit grows to $40.4 billion in March

WASHINGTON --- The U.S. trade deficit rose to a 15-month high as rising oil prices pushed crude oil imports to the highest level since the fall of 2008, offsetting another strong gain in exports. The larger deficit is evidence of a rebounding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2010-05-12/trade-deficit-grows-404-bi
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U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply

...sales of commercial aircraft, which helped offset rising oil imports. Despite the overall improvement, the deficit with...foreign oil bill, reflecting rising prices. For October, oil imports rose 5.1 percent to $6.27 billion, the highest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/20/bus_201516.shtml
Business
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address

...the coming months, I'll build on that success by setting new standards for our trucks, so we can keep driving down oil imports and what we pay at the pump.Taken together, our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/full-text-president-obam
Don't repeat past mistakes

...prohibitions for obtaining resources from public lands, and cheap and efficient distribution methods (pipelines). The oil imports have decreased more than 1 million barrels a day over the past several years. This amounts to money for hundreds of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-08-14/dont-repeat-past-mistake
Economic reports hold out hope for stronger job growth

...But thanks to reduced U.S. demand for imported oil, imports fell even more ? 2.8 percent. Petroleum imports fell 4.4 percent. Crude oil imports averaged 7 million barrels a day, the fewest since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-02/economic-reports-hold-out-
Oil rush: China looks far afield to fuel an economy in overdrive

...claimed the No. 2 spot in world oil imports, second only to the United States...up by 10 percent last year, and oil imports up by a record 30 percent, is...largely had been looking for oil imports where everyone else was - the Middle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/09/bus_403927.shtml
Business
U.S., others plan to release reserve oil

NEW YORK --- The United States and other nations that depend on oil imports said Thursday they will release and sell 60 million barrels of crude from emergency stocks in an effort to ease the strain high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-23/us-others-plan-release-res
Oil Prices at highest level since Iraq war

...barrels in the week ended Dec. 12, amid a drop in crude oil imports, the Department of Energy reported Wednesday. That...the Energy Information Administration. U.S. crude oil imports averaged above 9.1 million barrels a day last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/18/fin_392746.shtml
Finance