February 8, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Helen Lewis and Ms. Mick Corliss

1. The White House says President Donald Trump has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit his private resort in Florida after meeting on Friday in Washington.
2. The U.S. trade deficit rose slightly last year with China and Japan being the largest contributors.
3. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has emphasized the importance of working with Russia on plans for joint economic activities on 4-Russian held islands.