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  • 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.

  • China, Netherlands sign trade pacts

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — China and the Netherlands signed a trade pact Sunday pledging Dutch dairy expertise to help Chinese producers boost the quality and quantity of their milk. The deal signed at a ceremony at Prime Minister Mark Rutte's official residence in The Hague is another...

  • 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.

  • Japan posts 20th straight monthly trade deficit

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported its 20th straight monthly trade deficit in February as soaring energy imports continued to offset the value of exported goods. The deficit totaled 800.3 billion yen ($8 billion), up 3.5 percent from a year earlier, according to government figures released...

  • China trade pact foes occupy Taiwan legislature

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Several hundred opponents of a far-reaching trade pact with China occupied Taiwan's legislature late Tuesday, further delaying action on a measure that Beijing strongly favors. The protesters burst into the legislative chamber around 9 p.m. and shortly after midnight...

  • Europe's EFTA bloc halts trade talks with Russia

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Norwegian official says Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein have suspended joint trade talks with Russia because of Moscow's intervention in Crimea. The four countries are not in the European Union but negotiate some trade agreements together as a bloc called the...

  • 3,000 flight cancellations cost U.S. $94 million last week; $3.5b in 2013

    The bad weather that cancelled some 3,000 flights last weekend as the heavy rains in California swept through the Midwest and dropped snow on the East, cost the U.S. economy $94.8 million, according to a new travel industry study. Worse: Economists at the U.S. Travel Association armed with a...



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