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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...
  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • Canada threatens trade sanctions over U.S. meat labeling law

    Canada could slap trade tariffs on U.S meat, wine, cheese and other exports in response to a U.S. meat labeling law that the World Trade Organization recently declared unfair. Canada’s international trade minister, Ed Fast, said Ottawa would...
  • 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...