Mon August 20, 2012

How Will Gloomy World Econmy Affect U.S. Exports?

Originally published on Mon August 20, 2012 3:43 pm



Exports of goods and services have been one of the bright spots in the lackluster U.S. economy lately. Exports have been growing much faster than almost anything else. But, economies around the world are now slowing.

And to find out what that means for U.S. exports and jobs, we turn, as we often do, to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Good morning, David.

DAVID WESSEL: Good morning.

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Wed May 30, 2012

Colorado to Benefit from Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3630 - Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, Feb. 22, 2012.
Peter Souza White House

President Obama has signed bipartisan legislation that allows the bank to continue financing U.S. exports through 2014. Mr. Obama said the move will help thousands of businesses sell their products and services oversees and create jobs at home.

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Thu May 10, 2012
Planet Money

The Ideas America Sells To The World

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

The U.S. sells over $1 trillion worth of goods to the world every year. We also export hundreds of billions of dollars worth of services — legal and financial advice, plane tickets, etc.

After we ran the chart above earlier this year, one category in particular piqued our interest: Royalties and licensing. That category is, essentially, ideas America sells to the world.

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Sat April 21, 2012

The Export Boom: Who's Buying American?

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 7:09 pm

Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland in California. U.S. exports are up more than 30 percent from just two years ago, when President Obama set a goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In his State of the Union address two years ago, President Obama argued there were a few things the U.S. needed to do in order to recover from the economic recession. One of them was to export more of our goods around the world.

"The more products we make and sell to other countries, the more jobs we support right here in America," Obama said.

That night, the president unveiled a new goal: to double U.S. exports over the next five years. It would be an increase that the president said would "support two million jobs in America."

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Sat April 14, 2012
NPR Story

Ahead Of Summit, Obama Underscores Growing Exports

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 9:25 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

President Obama is in Colombia today, along with 33 leaders, gathered for the Summit of the Americas. During his visit, the president hopes to highlight growing economic ties within the region. On his way to Colombia, Mr. Obama made a swing-state pit-stop in Tampa, Florida.

NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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