oil rig jobs Of the companies surveyed, 37 percent said sales rose in December, while 17 percent said sales were down. The resulting balance is + 20% below the retailer's forecast of + 30%, and below + 26% in November. Mr Trump also abandoned his trade base, where he made rhetoric rather than concrete action. Yes, he abandoned the trans-pacific partnership (TPP), but Hillary Clinton would do the same. He had thought about dropping the north American free trade law (Nafta), but that could be just a negotiating tactic. He threatened to impose a 50 per cent tariff on goods from China, Mexico and other us trading partners, but failed to do so. The proposal for border adjustment taxes was almost forgotten. The market is the economic contact method which is the basic content of Commodity Exchange. Under the condition of commodity economy, the premise of exchange generation and existence is social division of labor and commodity production. Because of the social division of labor, the different producers, respectively, engaged in the production of different products, did not meet the needs of themselves and others and exchange their respective product, so that the general labor products into commodities, make the product production is transformed into commodity production. It is under this condition that the market for goods to be exchanged to meet the needs of different producers is born. Therefore, the market is the product of the division of labor and the exchange of goods under the conditions of commodity economy. The market and commodity economy have inalienable internal relation. In the week ended Dec. 15, U.S. crude stocks fell 520 barrels to 438.7 million barrels, the API said, with analysts predicting a decrease of 3518,000 barrels. Cushing's crude inventories rose by 70,000 barrels.