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  • Washington state's Boeing tax breaks are illegal, Europe charges

    GENEVA The World Trade Organization on Monday agreed to set up a panel to examine European Union allegations that Washington state's $8.7 billion in tax breaks to the Boeing Co. to manufacture its new 777X model there are prohibited subsidies under global...
  • Obama realized too late Putin's return would undermine the reset

    WASHINGTON The fractured relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reached a critical juncture in the conflict over Ukraine, with ties between the two nations more strained than at any time since the Cold War....
  • 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...
  • US challenges China at WTO, alleges that it unfairly subsidizes exporters

    The United States is challenging China at the World Trade Organization, alleging that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes exports in seven industries. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Wednesday that China designates certain...
  • Industry lawsuit against meat origin labels dismissed

    WASHINGTON A meat industry lawsuit that claimed federal labeling rules violated the constitutional right to free speech has been dismissed. The industry sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2013 over new rules that required product packages to list...
  • Brazil orange baron becomes billionaire as Florida output sours

    The tang of Jose Luis Cutrale's orange juice factory permeates the air in the Brazilian town of Araraquara. For visitors who make the 173-mile trek northwest from Sao Paulo, the aroma is a welcome respite from the stench that normally emanates from the...
  • 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...
  • Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions

    Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions
    Reaching new common ground on trade and taking an intimate palace stroll, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart put a sunny gloss on U.S.-Chinese relations Tuesday and tried to downplay months of strains over cyber-espionage, political protests...