U.S. goods trade deficit deteriorates; factory orders edge up

Reuters | February 27, 2019

The U.S. goods trade deficit widened sharply in December as slowing global demand and a strong dollar weighed on exports, another sign that economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter. Other data from the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed new orders for U.S.-made goods barely rose in December and business spending on equipment was much weaker than previously thought, pointing to a softening in manufacturing activity.

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On June 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) into law without a pen. Instead, he used an electronic signature. This ground-breaking law addresses e-signatures as well as electronic records, both of which are commonly used in commerce today. An e-signature was granted the same status as a written signature under the terms of this legislation; however, it is important to note that simply placing a symbol on a document does not, in and of itself, create an enforceable contract.

Spotlight

On June 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) into law without a pen. Instead, he used an electronic signature. This ground-breaking law addresses e-signatures as well as electronic records, both of which are commonly used in commerce today. An e-signature was granted the same status as a written signature under the terms of this legislation; however, it is important to note that simply placing a symbol on a document does not, in and of itself, create an enforceable contract.

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