Author: Gabriel Sandoval

Labor market adds 263,000 jobs in April

The American labor force expanded substantially in April, delivering a win for President Donald Trump who’s betting on the strength of the U.S. economy to get reelected in 2020.          The economy added 263,000 jobs in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.6%, […]

Dairy farms rely on immigrants more amid crisis

For nearly five years, dairy farmers have seen the price of milk drop, forcing thousands of farms across the country to go out of business. Now, the survival of many dairy farms hinges on increasing milk production, and that increasingly depends on the immigrants who do the work that Americans […]

US trade deficit narrows as soybean sales rise

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January as imports declined and exports rose, partly because of a compromise by China amid trade negotiations between the two countries. The trade deficit in goods and services shrank 14 percent in January to $51.1 billion, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. […]

US trade deficit in goods hits record $891 billion

The U.S. trade deficit blew up in December, once again hitting its highest monthly total since 2008, indicating President Donald Trump’s tariffs have been ineffective. The trade deficit rose 18 percent in December to $59.8 billion, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The data also showed […]