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Teslukbla

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:01:29 PM

Record petroleum exports helped shrink the U.S. trade deficit in December to the smallest in almost three years as America moved closer to energy self- sufficiency, a goal the nation has been pursuing since the 1973 Arab oil embargo. The gap narrowed 20.7 percent to $38.5 billion, the smallest since January 2010 and lower than any estimate in a Bloomberg survey of 73 economists, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Oil exports climbed $11.6 billion. Another report showed wholesale inventories unexpectedly declined in December.
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virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:10:23 AM

OK.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:15:43 AM

a step in the right direction
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:44:28 PM

Good news.
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:56:57 AM

also raises domestic gas pricing.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:50:39 AM

Now a trade surplus would be outstanding.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:07:38 AM

Good
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:06:03 AM

Good direction
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:21:30 PM

Imports are falling too
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:11:50 PM

Good direction
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ss70
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:55:34 PM

Reduce the chinese imports by 10% or more , it will help a lot.
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:09:33 PM

Still a long way to go.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:58:50 PM

so thrilled i could vomit
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:44:10 PM

very good news
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:05:47 PM

No thanks to current administration though.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:44:32 PM

But why? Why is nothing done?
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:36:25 PM

Let's hope the next few years take us back to pre-1973!
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:28:36 PM

I dunno. When everything is predicted to become rosy, me thinks its time for another fleecing.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:26:43 PM

As they should and that why gas will not go down, energy is a global commodity
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:25:18 PM

ok
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