| May 11, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Soon after my first election to the Congress, I volunteered, as a Democrat, to help secure trade-negotiating authority for a Republican, the first President George Bush.
I was a former trade negotiator for the United States. So I knew that every...
| May 5, 2015
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 12:21 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:48 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:48 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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."...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:27 PM
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....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:01 AM
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...