Raw Nerve Germany Seethes at US Economic Criticism

German policymakers are striking back at the United States, after a US Treasury report blasted the country's massive trade surplus. Sensitivities in Berlin are still high over US spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Von Christopher Alessi
Volkswagen cars are covered with protective covers before they are loaded for export. Germany's trade surplus has skyrocketed beyond that of China.

Volkswagen cars are covered with protective covers before they are loaded for export. Germany's trade surplus has skyrocketed beyond that of China.

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