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Trade deficit narrows in April to $43.7 billion

WASHINGTON — American companies sold more computers, heavy machinery and telecommunications equipment in foreign markets in April, pushing exports to a record high. Imports declined, reflecting a big drop in auto imports from Japan caused by supply disruptions from the ...

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Auto parts shortage causes drop in U.S. factory output

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories in April produced fewer goods for the first time in 10 months. A temporary parts shortage stemming from the Japanese earthquake forced automakers to cut back output. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production fell ...

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Parts woes due to Japan earthquake force Ford to suspend work at 3 plants

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month’s earthquake in Japan. Assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa, and Nanjing, China, will be down this week. Spokesman Todd Nissen ...

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Betsy Nelson: Carefully consider aid to Japan (access required)

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami in Japan. The preliminary numbers on those affected by these disasters are staggering. Japanese police estimate that the death toll from the quake and tsunami ...

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Quake another big obstacle for nukes in U.S.

Maryland’s only nuclear power plant is fundamentally different from the endangered Fukushima plant in Japan, but what’s happening on the other side of the world could suppress the public’s appetite for more reactors here. The Fukushima plant, damaged by a ...

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