Shipping containers are loaded onto a transport ship at a shipping terminal in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Japan’s export growth slowed for a second month in December as a weakening U.S. economy stifled demand for the country’s cars and electronics. Photographer: Toshiyuki Aizawa/Bloomberg News

First-Quarter U.S. GDP Looks Stronger After Trade Gap Narrows

(Bloomberg) -- Economists are more upbeat about first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product after Wednesday’s report showing the trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in February, reducing the chances ...