By Timothy P. Carney | 04/23/14 09:01 AM
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...
04/22/14 03:30 PM
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...
04/21/14 04:45 PM
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....
04/18/14 07:31 AM
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...
By Sean Lengell | 04/17/14 01:15 PM
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...
04/14/14 09:30 AM
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...
04/09/14 12:30 AM
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...
04/03/14 01:31 PM
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...
By Michael Barone | 03/31/14 08:53 AM
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.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/26/14 11:10 AM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 03/25/14 12:22 PM
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.
By Ed Bolen | 03/19/14 02:15 PM
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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