| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef.
With President Obama due to arrive...
| Mar 26, 2014
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:15 AM
The World Trade Organization on Wednesday said that China's restrictions on the exports of rare earths -- raw materials commonly used in the manufacturing of electronics -- violate trade rules.
China had argued that the restrictions, which included...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that "we went to a knife fight with a baguette."
That was three...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office.
A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday.
It was the second consecutive year the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Tribune sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to “give Obama the authority to negotiate trade agreements without meddling from Congress.” (“Obama’s trade push,” Editorial, Feb. 1)...
| Feb 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin has been on his best behavior as the Sochi Olympic Games approach. He has granted amnesty to prisoners and political opponents, downplayed Russia's anti-gay law, lifted a blanket prohibition on demonstrations at Sochi and acted the...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Just as the gruesome annual Canadian seal hunt is winding down, the World Trade Organization has once again upheld the European Union’s policy of banning the commercial trade in seal products in EU countries. That was the right decision, even though...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:25 AM
The U.S. on Friday won an international trade case against China for duties placed on imports of American automobiles, a victory that Obama administration officials hoped would prevent Beijing from enacting discriminatory taxes in the future.
| May 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
By charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. corporations on behalf of Chinese industry, the Obama administration claims it is taking a tough step to protect the intellectual property of American companies. In fact, the move isn't...