| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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)...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
As President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation's Glendale campus on Tuesday, visual effects artists, frustrated by the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries that offer generous subsidies, are planning a rally outside the DreamWorks Animation campus...
| 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...
| 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...