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  • US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near

    A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this spring, U.S. lawmakers visiting Japan said Thursday. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Ways and...
  • 9/11 comment escalates US-Gulf airlines spat over subsidies

    U.S. airlines have been sparring for several years with fast-growing Persian Gulf rivals that seem to be poaching passengers from the Americans. Now, a CEO's comment that dragged 9/11 into the debate has escalated the fight. The three largest U.S....
  • 'Holy schnikes,' Jeb Bush flubbed big speech

    'Holy schnikes,' Jeb Bush flubbed big speech
    Jeb Bush was mere seconds into his speech Wednesday informing the world that he's his "own man" and not his brother or his dad, when he did something reminiscent of both. He flubbed his line. "We definitely no longer inspire fear in our enemies," the...
  • Israeli military lawyer says ICC probe not a concern

    The Israeli military's chief legal adviser said on Thursday that he is not concerned about a possible investigation by the International Criminal Court into Israel's conduct during last year's Gaza war. Israel's own internal probes are sufficient, said...
  • UN commission leader would be 'happy' to talk to NKorea

    The leader of a U.N. commission of inquiry that found North Korea committed crimes against humanity said Tuesday that members of the panel are ready to go anywhere to talk to the North's government — but it refuses to engage. Michael Kirby...
  • Robert B. Reich: How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest

    Robert B. Reich: How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest
    Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent. ( The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
  • How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest

    How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest
    Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent.  The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
  • War history is littered with civilian deaths

    Rarely has the world had such a front-row seat for a concerted attack by a major air force on an urban area as it did during last summer's Gaza war. But Israel is far from the only country to have killed civilians during war. The list is long, from...
  • NAFTA shadows Obama's efforts to seek clout for trade deals

    A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations. Obama says new trade deals will avoid the shortcomings of NAFTA, the 1994 North America Free...
  • Obama seeks to soothe labor's anger over trade with union-friendly economic pitch

    On a cold overcast morning in January, President Barack Obama briefly delayed his departure for an Iowa day-trip to huddle in the Oval Office with AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams. The topic was Obama's...
  • 'Free trade' isn't what Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver

    'Free trade' isn't what Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver
    In principle, almost everyone's in favor of free trade. It promotes international harmony, raises wages, helps economies grow. It's an article of historical faith that the enactment of harsh protective U.S. tariffs in 1930 contributed to the Great...