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Economists, analysts say trade-deficit executive order may miss the mark

March 31, 2017 at 9:51 AM
Prominent trade analysts, speaking at a March 31 event, suggested President Trump's executive order calling on the Department of Commerce to examine the causes of U.S. trade deficits fails to consider significant macroeconomic factors and may overlap with existing tools such as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's annual report. “So, one question I have is -- is this going to be a real, from the bottom-up look at trade deficits and understand them in the sense it was...

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