IMF Cuts Growth Forecast for All but U.S.
The International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy on Tuesday, and warned that the global financial system faces growing risks from the debt crisis in Europe. CNN Money, January 24, 2012
End of Era for Japan's Exports
One of the world's greatest export engines is running out of steam. For decades, Japan used the combination of manufacturing might and an export-oriented trade policy to shower markets around the world with its cars and consumer electronics and semiconductors. No longer. The Japanese government is expected to announce Wednesday that the country recorded its first annual trade deficit since 1980. Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2012
Obama at Disney: 'America is open for business'
President Barack Obama promised Florida's tourism industry Thursday that he intends to open the door wider to international tourists and was greeted with cheers in a state where increased foreign visitors are seen as one of the best hopes for future jobs. Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 2012
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