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  • Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

    Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore
    In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the...
  • Unanswered questions about trade and human rights

    Unanswered questions about trade and human rights
    As long as men and women have traded, they have wrestled with questions of human rights. Under international law, policymakers are supposed to view human rights as universal and indivisible. Hence in its free trade agreements, the E.U. includes provisions...
  • Everywhere they want to be, and now China, too

    The Chinese are spending trillions of dollars on their credit and debit cards, and U.S. companies are finally getting a slice of that giant pie. China announced Wednesday that foreign companies like Visa, MasterCard and American Express can bring their...
  • Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal

     Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal
    As lawmakers gear up for a rancorous debate on a bill that would help President Obama secure a massive Pacific Rim trade deal, congressional Democrats and their allies are making the case that such an agreement would be disastrous for American jobs and...
  • The fast track to prosperity

    Now may look like an unpromising moment for President Barack Obama to push to remove trade barriers and expand global commerce. The world economy is growing slowly, with Europe's stagnant and China's slowing. Republicans, who distrust Obama, control...
  • Trade body rules against US on 'dolphin-safe' tuna

    The World Trade Organization has found that the U.S. needs to amend rules underpinning "dolphin-safe" tuna labels, upholding a complaint by Mexico in a long-running dispute. The U.S. revised rules in 2013 following a previous WTO ruling but Mexico...
  • Global body cuts 2015 trade forecast, cautions on currencies

    The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for global trade growth this year and cautioned about the impact stemming from big exchange rate movements and geopolitical tensions. The Geneva-based body forecast Tuesday that the volume of world...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....