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  • 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...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • A bitter harvest for a hungry India

    When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
  • Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions

    Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions
    Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another "hostile step," pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United...
  • 'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China

    'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China
    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended supply chains and grabbed daunting market share. But very few have the sort of China story that John Bassett III has. One day in...
  • Menthol cigarettes: Addictive qualities reignite FDA controversy

    Menthol cigarettes: Addictive qualities reignite FDA controversy
    Menthol cigarette smokers might be forced to switch to regular cigarettes or be motivated to quit the habit as the Food and Drug Administration focuses new attention on the mint-flavored tobacco product. Based on new research that argues menthol...
  • Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute

    Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute
    Major Hollywood studios have resolved a tax dispute in China that has held up hundreds of millions of box-office dollars since 2012. The months-long dispute centered on a 2% value-added tax that state-owned distributor China Film Group insisted...
  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt

    European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt
    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...
  • U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos

     U.S. wins trade case against Chinese duties on American autos
    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. China...