Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest monthly total.

DETROIT (AP) — America is getting back to work, and it needs pickup trucks. Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest monthly total since August 2007, as everyone from oil and gas producers to local home builders raced to replace the aging trucks they held onto during the recession. Overall […]

Japan trade deficit hits record as yen weakens

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/market_data/currency/12/14/default.stm Japan’s monthly trade deficit hit a record in January after its recent aggressive monetary policy stance weakened its currency sharply. Exports rose in January, the first jump in eight months, as its goods became more affordable to foreign buyers. However, a weak currency also pushed up its import bill resulting in a monthly trade […]