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  • The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.

    The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.
    President Obama is asking Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, the ability to "fast track" two massive trade deals with Europe and Asia: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This would allow him...
  • Delaware delegation praises challenge to trade restrictions

    Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are applauding the Obama administration's challenge to Indonesia's restrictions on agricultural imports. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has asked the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute...
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates launch anti-tobacco legal fund

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry. The newly created Anti-Tobacco Trade...
  • US files case against Indonesia for barriers to farm imports

    The United States is escalating a food fight with Indonesia, charging that the Southeast Asian country violates world trade rules by blocking imports of fruit, produce and meat. U.S. trade and agriculture officials announced Wednesday that the U.S. is...
  • Spain's post-Franco elite under attack from new political order

    MADRID �� Pablo Iglesias was a foreign exchange student in Italy when reports of the 1999 protest riots at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle inspired him to switch to political science from law. Today, leading Spain's most...
  • U.S. airlines to Gulf carriers: 'Compete fairly'

    U.S. airlines to Gulf carriers: 'Compete fairly'
    America's largest three airlines came together Thursday to release a report claiming that three fast-growing Persian Gulf carriers have received $42 billion in illegal subsidies from their governments over the past decade. Officials from Chicago-based...
  • US trade deficit � are we better off today than we were 20 years ago?

    In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to double exports over five years to "support" 2 million jobs in America. A year later he claimed the new U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement would "support" 70,000 jobs at home. And...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade

    As China visits Chicago, good signs for free trade
    Top officials from the U.S. and China are in Chicago this week to work on a treaty that would greatly encourage investment in both nations by expanding financial protections for foreign investors. Let's hope Chicago's environs charm them into securing a...
  • U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products

    U.S., China reach agreement on cutting tariffs on tech products
    Calculators, semiconductors, medical equipment and cash registers: These products and other electronics are part of a wide-reaching U.S.-China deal to eliminate tariffs on tech products that backers say could generate up to $1 trillion in additional trade...