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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pope says it's OK to spank kids, if their dignity is kept

    Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis...
  • US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent in December to $46.6 billion, highest since late 2012

    The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports — a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic growth. The deficit...
  • Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza

    Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza
    Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip. The move came before an examination of Israeli...
  • Trade agreement would aid former U.S. enemies

    I completely agree with Rick Daugherty's Your View regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Over the last 40 years, these types of agreements have eliminated many U.S. jobs and have lowered our standard of living, while providing little...