Asia shares gain, trading closed in Korea, China for holiday | Health

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Tuesday, mirroring broad overnight, gains on Wall Street, while trading in China and most other regional markets were closed for Lunar New Year holidays. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% in morning trading to 27,139.89. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4% to … Read more

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