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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $38.1 Billion

Business between the U.S. and Russia totaled $38.1 billion in 2013, according to the Commerce Department. Imports — the values of goods and services entering the U.S. from Russia — totaled $26.96 billion, the 18th highest level in the world....

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The Dah Chong Hong Commercial Centre is reflected in a taxi's rear window in the Quarry Bay district of Hong Kong.

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The Dah Chong Hong Commercial Centre is reflected in a taxi's rear window in the Quarry Bay district of Hong Kong.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $31.9 Billion

That’s China’s trade surplus — in January. It is the widest gap between imports and exports reported by Beijing in a January since 2009. Yet, the growth projected for China’s economy this year marks the slowest pace in 24 years....

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses a new initiative to promote exports on Jan. 9, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses a new initiative to promote exports on Jan. 9, 2014.

Pritzker Practices Alphabet on Detroit

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker served Detroit a helping of Washington’s alphabet soup today, introducing the city to wonky acronyms like TPP, TPA and T-TIP as she seeks to sell President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deals. “Together, these agreements that are...

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

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President Barack Obama walks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the second green as they golf at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Jan. 2, 2014.

Obama’s Hawaiian Putt Sputters, New Zealand PM’s Son High-Fived

Nearly two weeks into his Hawaiian vacation on the island of Oahu in which he’s mostly steered clear of politics, President Barack Obama golfed today with New Zealand’s prime minister at the Kaneohe Bay golf course. While the foursome with...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35

Sen. Max Baucus, President Barack Obama’s choice to become ambassador to China, has served in the Senate for more than 35 years. Baucus, a Montana Democrat who entered the Senate in December 1978, has served there longer than all but...

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

Tea Party, Democrats Align on Trade — No Ground for White House

When Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, and Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, are aligned on an issue, the Obama White House takes note. That’s the case with the renewal of the president’s fast-track trade negotiating authority. A group of House...

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Nov. 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Nov. 8, 2013.

Obama: ‘I Don’t Write Code’

The president of the United States may be a constitutional law professor, but he doesn’t write computer code. President Barack Obama had a couple of codes on his mind today, as he appeared in New Orleans to tout international trade....

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

Baucus Leads Ambassadors Through Montana

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus just led some of the most prominent foreign diplomats in the U.S. to Big Sky Country. Ambassadors from Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Peru joined the Democratic lawmaker on a four-day ramble through his...

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"Made In The USA" is seen on bag of pastry flour sitting on a pallet at a Brighton Mills facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 6, 2013.

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"Made In The USA" is seen on bag of pastry flour sitting on a pallet at a Brighton Mills facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 6, 2013.

Pacific Trade Deal May Treat Vietnam Like Iowa in U.S. Contracts

A Pacific-region trade agreement may double government contract opportunities for businesses based in 11 foreign countries, while doing little to help U.S. companies abroad, according to a Washington-based consumer advocacy group. The Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated by Australia, Japan, the...

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