| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2013
When Chinese President Xi Jinping talked with President Barack Obama this weekend, it brought back memories of last fall's presidential campaign.
Remember the contentious prime-time debates? The endless attack ads? What I remember, as a voice for U.S....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:15 AM
In his recent commentary, Jay Bernstein wants the Maryland authorities to maintain a restrictive policy warning shippers that "if you trade with Iran, you can't trade here" ("Keep up the pressure on Iran," June 21). But the principles of free trade and...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The Farm Bill currently making its way through Congress is important to everyone who lives and works in Maryland because it provides critical support to one of the pillars of the state's economy: international trade.
The bill, strongly debated in...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:09 AM
After a two-year slump, global commerce is expected to pick up in the next two years, one report says.
World trade is forecasted to grow by 4.7% this year and 5.3% in 2015, buoyed by continual improvement in the economies of many countries, the World...
| 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...