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  • Hillary Clinton a free trader, or not, depending on the moment

    WASHINGTON Three years ago Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised a proposed deal to reduce trade barriers among Pacific Rim nations as "the gold standard" for such pacts. Now, the presidential candidate Clinton has nothing to say as President Barack...
  • Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit

    The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday. "We must reinforce an economic architecture that...
  • Ed Pawlowski says Obama trade pact would hurt Pennsylvania jobs

    Ed Pawlowski says Obama trade pact would hurt Pennsylvania jobs
    — Allentown Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Ed Pawlowski says he has concerns about the potential effects of a trade agreement the Obama administration is crafting with Japan and 10 other Pacific countries. Pennsylvania workers would find...
  • Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics

    Trade Is A Marriage Of Economics And Geopolitics
    The trouble with our trade debates is that people assume that they're only about economics. Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has also been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. In the early postwar decades, America encouraged trade with Europe and Japan...
  • Liberals urge Clinton to go left, where she risks losing swing votes

    Liberals urge Clinton to go left, where she risks losing swing votes
    Richard Trumka mentioned no names as he vowed recently that labor would not endorse yet another presidential candidate who talks big about confronting inequality but offers an agenda that merely fiddles around the edges of the economy, meeting Wall...
  • Democrats spread false fears of free trade

    Democrats spread false fears of free trade
    Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a durable strategy that they can't relinquish — even though it usually fails. If you're going to make a horror...
  • Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida

    Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida
    WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...
  • Israel blames Arab neighbors for stalling on nuke-free zone

    Israel is blaming its Arab neighbors for the failure of progress toward achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, saying that "if a serious regional effort has not emerged in the Middle East during the last five years, it is not because of Israel."...
  • Bernie-nomics: How Sen. Sanders wants to handle the economy

    Does Bernie Sanders have a proposed economic platform for his presidential campaign? Sanders economic platform IS his presidential campaign. The Vermont senator, a self-described socialist and political independent who announced Wednesday that he'll seek...
  • Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration

    Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration
    About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country. At a rally in City...
  • AP sources: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce his plans to seek the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, presenting a liberal challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders, an independent who describes himself as a "democratic socialist," will...