| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:08 PM
The Export-Import Bank of the United States, though flawed, is important to Connecticut's economy. It must keep going.
Uncertainty over its future is unsettling to the 100-plus exporters in Connecticut that depend on it. They range from behemoths like...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Florida is a global hub for trade. It took decades of innovative efforts, resourcefulness and entrepreneurship from the private sector, strategic investments from the public sector and capitalizing on opportunities like free-trade agreements and the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Let Ex-Im Bank expire
A Front Burner column on Friday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce asserted that the Export-Import Bank is necessary for the success of Florida's flourishing export industry ("Financing helps Fla. firms keep up with foreign...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The world's highest-rated overseas airlines have entered the Chicago market in recent years, including one last week, highlighting economic opportunity for Chicago but also fueling controversy about whether foreign carriers have an unfair advantage over...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The new, tea-infused Republican Party has been training its rhetorical sights on "crony capitalism," the chummy relationship between government and the private sector that breeds subsidies and regulatory favors. Indeed, some Republicans seem to think that...
| Feb 21, 2010
An hour outside Manaus, the Amazon's biggest city, the blackened remains of a virgin forest smolder. Chain saws whine. And Jonas Mendes tosses logs, one after another, into his kiln.
"I know it's wrong to cut down the trees," said Mendes, 48, sweat...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A few years ago, the Export-Import Bank was one of the things most Democrats and Republicans agreed upon – and the fact that it's now at risk is a sign of how badly partisan Washington has become, Sen. Mark Warner said Monday.
Warner told a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Here's an American success story. Quality Float Works Inc. of Schaumburg, which has been in business for 99 years, is poised to double its sales and create four jobs. The company has been working for months to pull off one of the biggest deals in its...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers is urging Congress to reauthorize the endangered Export-Import Bank, saying that allowing the agency to shut down while other countries have similar programs to boost their foreign sales would be "the economic...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The increasing use in recent years of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVS or drones, has spurred innovation and provoked concern. UAVs, which the U.S. Air Force now calls RPAs, or remotely piloted aircraft — a reminder that humans control them...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled.
"You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...