January 13, 2011 Headlines: Trade Deficit, Companies Build Inventory, Bain Capital Fallout, and More

Posted by smorgante on 01/13/2012

Department of Commerce: Trade deficit is now $47.8 billion.

WaPo: President Obama has a proposal to shrink the size of the federal government. But will cutting jobs at the Department of Commerce affect our ability to enforce trade laws?

WSJ: Companies are building inventory, a sign they expect sales to pick up in the coming months.

Politico: The Obama campaign continues to hammer Romney on his time at Bain.

WSJ: And they’re joined by an unlikely ally, Sarah Palin.

The Hill: Yet another poll shows that jobs is the top issue for Americans. Will Congress do anything?

WSJ: The White House warns of a shrinking middle class.

NPR: The transformation of factory jobs.

FT: The U.S. is again the leader in clean energy investments, but troubles still lie ahead.

WSJ: Sanctions for three companies that do business with Iran, including a Chinese state-owned company.

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