Opinion: The record $1 trillion trade deficit doesn’t even count hundreds of millions of small packages mailed directly from China

It looks like the United States just set a record in 2021—and not a good one. When complete December data comes out on Feb. 8, it will mark the first time the nation ever racked up an annual goods trade deficit exceeding $1 trillion. That’s a staggering sum, and it represents a massive, ongoing shift … Read more

U.S.-U.K. Steel and Aluminum Talks Will End with Managed Trade

Text size A worker adds inner support rings to coils of galvanized steel. Sean Gallup/Getty Images About the author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Allies for more than a century, now jointly facing Russian and Chinese threats, the US and UK are nevertheless squabbling over the … Read more

Microsoft stock turns green after strong sales forecast, reversing a post-earnings decline

Microsoft Corp sales topped $50 billion for the first time in the holiday quarter of 2021, and a stock slump turned around in late trading Tuesday after the software giant forecast stronger revenue in the current quarter than analysts had expected. Microsoft MSFT, -2.66% It reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $18.8 billion, or $2.48 a … Read more

Netflix stands to shed nearly $45 billion in market cap after ‘borderline catastrophic’ forecast

Netflix brought in more than 8 million new subscribers in the quarter, but executives predicted that growth would suffer more than expected at the start of 2022, sending shares tumbling in after-hours trading. Netflix NFLX, -1.48% Thursday announced 8.3 million new paid subscribers in the fourth quarter, beating its forecast of 8.5 million but nearly … Read more