U.S.: The Good And Bad News About Exports

Foreign demand is likely to heat up in '97--but so are price pressures

Whatever happened to the export boom? Only a year ago, exports were bounding along, enjoying double-digit growth. Now, the pace has slumped to a paltry 3%. Economists blame weak world growth. The National Association of Manufacturers puts the onus on the strong dollar. And the White House can only put on a brave face in front of the latest grim data.

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