| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation.
The Look South...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:20 AM
With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive."
| Apr 21, 2014
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:08 PM
With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP:
What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Most people may take natural gas for granted. It fuels the flame on your stove, fires your furnace. It's there when you need it.
For Sempra Energy, natural gas is big business.
The San Diego company owns Southern California Gas Co., the nation's...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
When free trade proponents sold the American people on the idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement, they promised that it would be a boon economically.
Evidence, however, suggests that it has been anything but.
Since its implementation,...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Thursday is the second of three days of a union-organizing vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee auto assembly plant, and it’s being tracked like a congressional special election. Is it a bellwether for the state of modern labor? Or is it a one-off...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans' reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America's economic vigor....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The deportation of non-violent undocumented immigrants is costly. It tears apart the very fabric of society, the family, thus causing irreparable emotional pain. There are costs in dollars and cents not only for the incarceration, often lengthy, of the...