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Donald Trump Is One Of China's Best Customers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Trump has had countless chances to put his money where his mouth is. Yet he hasn't.

Burn the TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Division and diversion help the one percent capture government, securing policies that further enrich the rich, like trickle-down economics under which no benefits ever actually descend, bailouts for Wall Street but not Main Street and job-destroying trade deals like NAFTA and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Five Tests Walmart Must Pass to Show Its 'Made in America' Street Cred

Scott Paul | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

Let's look at the company's big, shiny $250 billion commitment to American-made products. Sound like a big number? It is. But just like the endless aisles at your local Supercenter, everything is big with Walmart.

No More Subsidizing Corporate Tax Cheats

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Too many American corporations have recently sought to renounce their corporate citizenship and reincorporate as a citizen of another country in order to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. The technical term for this practice is an "inversion," but it really is a perversion of our tax laws.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

Walmart's Latest 'Buy America' Sham

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

In a way, Walmart's Buy America program represents the home stretch of the economic transformation the company set in motion decades ago.

Stop in the Name of Love - of Country

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The conduct of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in rehabilitating the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge can only be described as anti-American.

What I Learned on the Bus to Bentonville

Al Norman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Thirty-six years after Wal-Mart was founded, an organized group finally went into Mr. Sam's neighborhood to make it clear that the will of the people was to drive Wal-Mart out of hometown America. That's what brought us to Bentonville.

How the Texas Legislature Stuck It to You This Time

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

There is not a credible economist out there who can say with a straight face that what the Texas economy needs is a business tax cut, so that's exactly what Rick Perry demanded.

Wal-Mart Discovers 'Made in America' -- Again

Al Norman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Al Norman

We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.

The Black Friday Challenge: Buy One American-Made Item

Scott Paul | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

The day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday," is also an American tradition, and it's the most visible symptom of what's really dragging down our middle class: we consume too much from overseas, and we don't produce enough here to make up the difference.

The Patriotism of Entrepreneurship

Nick Friedman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

As a business owner, I have the power to create jobs and help fuel a stalled economy. Beyond the confines of my own business, though, I also have the power to help rejuvenate all the tangential businesses that help my own company run.

The High Cost of Cheap Imports

Alan Uke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business
Alan Uke

A consumer movement aimed at buying American goods, or goods from balanced trade partners, could save our economy. But to do this, we need more accurate information about where things actually come from. We need a detailed country-of-origin label.

Zach Carter

Trade Revolt Against Obama Intensifies | Zach Carter | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation late Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's refusal to share information about c...

Zach Carter

Issa Leaks Secret Document To Pressure Obama On Trade Deal | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Zach Carter

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban 'Buy American' | Zach Carter | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element...

National Consumer Protection Week: It's Up to You (Sorry!)

Adam Levin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

I'm not suggesting that anyone purchase an inferior product just because it was made in the U.S.A. But if it's a tossup between two products of comparable price and quality, one American and one not, buy American. Here's why.

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Shiny New BART Cars Spark Outrage | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

California's high speed rail isn't the only ambitious Bay Area train project running into controversy these days. BART's plan to completely replace...

Legislation Offers Antidote for Stupidity of Shipping Tax-Dollar-Financed Jobs Overseas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Amid prolonged, painfully high unemployment, ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer for the past year tirelessly advocated a simple solution: buy American-made products.

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 11: Buy American -- If You Can | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(No. 11 in Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series.) "Buy American" -- it's one of the most common suggestions I get from readers emailing me wit...

Gallup: Americans Think the Best Way to Create Jobs Is to Protect Manufacturing

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Senate Democrats should go back to the drawing board and do a real job bills that makes America competitive with China by investing in infrastructure with Buy America provisions.

Toyota's Gift to Detroit

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

Toyota's crisis is the biggest gift to American automakers since the government's bailout eighteen months ago. If Detroit is smart, we'll be hearing a lot of "Buy American" very soon.

Like 5.7% GDP Growth? Pass A Real Jobs Bill.

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Today's initial estimate of 5.7% annual rate of growth in the GDP for the last quarter of 2009 sure beats a kick in the teeth. And if we sustain this ...

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Gone with the Wind: Blowing U.S. Tax Dollars Off Shore

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leo W. Gerard

Washington has doled out hundreds of millions in stimulus funds to foreign renewable energy firms, which compete with and run all over fledgling U.S. firms that were supposed to get the money.