More Trade Articles

  • Big Business ready for war with conservatives over corporate subsidies

    The free-market forces are amassing against the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports, but K Street is hardly sitting idly by. Bloomberg News reports on the business lobby's efforts to save and expand Ex-Im: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of...

  • Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week. Japan's economy minister Akira Amari told reporters Tuesday that the two sides...

  • US rules against Mexico, Turkey in steel dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. The preliminary decision by the U.S....

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than...

  • House members to travel to Asia for talks on trade, security

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will lead a congressional delegation to the Asia-Pacific region this week for talks on trade, regional security and strengthening U.S. alliances in the region. The 10-day trip, which begins Friday, will include talks with high-level officials in Japan, South...

  • World trade predicted to improve next year

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization predicts global commerce will grow 5.3 percent next year, an improvement that would bring it back in line with its 1993-2013 historic average. In its annual report released Monday, the Geneva-based WTO also forecast that world trade will rise by 4.7...

  • Japan, US struggle to bridge gaps over trade pact

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and a top Japanese official said Wednesday they still hope to bridge significant differences over opening markets under an ambitious pan-Pacific trade pact. Froman and Japanese economy minister Akira Amari were meeting in Tokyo after talks...

  • US trade deficit hits $42.3 billion in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit climbed to the highest level in five months in February as demand for American exports fell while imports increased slightly. The deficit increased to $42.3 billion, which was 7.7 percent above the January imbalance of $39.3 billion, the Commerce...

  • Why is Obama administration blocking Detroit River bridge?

    Why isn't the Obama administration willing to finance the customs plaza for the new international bridge over the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario? That's a question raised by this article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Obama defends U.S.-Europe trade talks

    President Obama on Wednesday downplayed criticism of U.S.-European trade talks and insisted that he would not sign any deal that weakened consumer or environmental protections.

  • AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka calls Obama trade policy 'same corporate-dominated process'

    Add Trumka to the list of people noticing that President Obama has not lived up to his prior rhetoric. In a speech Tuesday morning, he said the president had backslid on the promises he had made to organized labor regarding international trade.

  • Business aviation isn't just a privilege for the rich

    For businesses, an aircraft is as much of a necessity as a computer. That's why when a company buys its own aircraft, it depreciates in the same way as other comparable business investments, including cars, trucks, bulldozers and computers.



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