The Retail Stake in Trade

Steidtmann, Carl
December 2004
Convenience Store News;12/13/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 15, p20
Trade Publication
The article informs that a massive trade deficit poses a challenge to c-store retailers trying to maintain margins. The large U.S. trade deficit goes a long way toward explaining the vigorous global recovery that is now under way. Slowing U.S. imports to improve the U.S. trade deficit will only work to slow global growth. By stimulating growth overseas, the U.S. trade deficit generates future demand for U.S. exports. As long as foreign investors continue to flood the United States with their capital looking for new opportunities, the United States can and will continue to run a sizable trade deficit.


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