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Despite What Donald Trump Says, Free Trade Benefits Americans

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Unfortunately, we all will suffer if politicians make trade a scapegoat for misguided government policies which have made Americans less competitive.

Get Smart Fast: Crude Oil Exports in 200 Words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Because of concerns about energy security and decades of living with energy scarcity, exporting oil has traditionally been controversial.

10 Things That Will Be Cheaper (or More Expensive) if the U.S. Embargo on Cuba Is Lifted

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Barbara Friedberg, Finance Writer With President Barack Obama's recent visit to Cuba, the media is ablaze with hopes that the U.S. embargo on the ...

Trump on Trade: Truth-less.

Jeremy Haft | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Haft

To those who tuned in to Donald J. Trump's speech on foreign policy to hear precisely how he would make America economically great again, you're in luck. Trump stated clearly and repeatedly how he would deal with China's "economic assault on American jobs and wealth."

Why Oil Stocks Will Be the Best Investment in 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Barbara Friedberg, Contributor Predicting the stock market is no easy task. "Buy low" is great advice, but how do you know if a low stock won't go...

Thursday Failure - Janet Fakes It and Buys Just One Day

Phil Davis | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

One day more. Like those about to die miserably in Les Miserables, our fearless Fed leader sang the same old song with a few new lines (well, that...

Sanders, Trump, & Cruz -- Lessons Not Learned Beyond Tenth Grade High School

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

Bernie Sanders's problem with exports, "because they benefit large corporations," is more than somewhat astounding. Who does he thinks works in all the Boeing plants? Doesn't he realize that a large percent of Boeing shares are owned by various American retirement funds and individual American 401k plans?

Dethroning Old King Coal

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 01.16.2016 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

For more than 30 years, I have been unearthing problems with the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells coal that belongs to the American people. Rather than serving the interests of the American taxpayer and the climate, the federal program has done what's best for coal companies.

Finland: The Euro vs. The Markka

Tuomas Malinen | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Tuomas Malinen

The debate on the economic woes of Finland continues to revolve around the question whether or not the euro is the blame. Although debate continues to be that of high quality, there is very little evidence to support the arguments made in it.

Joy to the Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In keeping with the figgy-pudding and potato latke traditions of the holidays, here's a recipe for delivering joy to workers so that they can spread holiday merriment.

China's Currency Manipulation Should Serve As A Warning About TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.

Ex-Im and the Pax Americana

Dante Disparte | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

For more than 80 years, the Export-Import Bank of the United States has played a central role in facilitating market access for U.S. firms and for providing a fixed price on the uncertainty and credit risk of international trade.

Missouri Siblings Named 2015 Small Business Persons of the Year

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 05.08.2016 | Small Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Like many towns in rural America, employment is scarce in Hamilton, Missouri. Following the market crash in 2008, when their father lost his retirement savings, Alan and Sarah started Missouri Star Quilt Company to help recover their parent's retirement savings.

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficits Widen, Further Exposing Failed Policy

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

In December the trade deficit in goods and services made its largest percentage jump in more than five years and the 2014 yearly total is its highest since 2012 -- which begs the question: Why is the Obama administration doubling down on the failed trade policies of its predecessors?

Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

Passing new trade agreements would be critical to our smaller exporters, which don't have offshore affiliates to help them overcome trade barriers and gain market access. Trade promotion opens doors for small businesses that would otherwise remain closed.

Increasing Global Connectedness Through Trade and Investment

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

On the heels of the President calling on Congress during the State of the Union to grant him trade promotion authority "to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren't just free, but fair," it is worth noting a fascinating study released recently on global connectedness.

A Global Disease Called Deflation

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Edward Goldberg

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece entitled THE 5 KEY TRENDS IN GLOBALIZATION THAT ARE CHANGING AMERICA and THE WORLD. On account of on going geo/economic ...

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

Foreign Aid to Create Jobs

Harry L. Langer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

U.S. jobs, revenue growth, living standards, and prosperity are dependent upon the expansion of markets and demand. While innovation creates its own global markets (especially in advanced nations), the developing countries in South America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Russia offer the greatest trade growth potential.

The U.S. and India: Forward Together

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Arun M. Kumar

A re-energized commitment to move both countries forward, together. That is what President Obama, leader of the world's oldest democracy, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's largest democracy, collectively committed to after their meeting last month.

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

Kate Sheppard

Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Manchin's Measure Blocking Coal Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export...

In Search of Crony Capitalism

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The fact that a program sends a payment to a corporation, or receives a tax payment or fee from a big business, simply cannot be prima facie evidence of crony capitalism.

Ideology Trumps Common Sense

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Conservatives in Congress can find other ways to express their ideology. Their opposition to the Ex-Im bank is irrational and contrary to our national interests. If Congress dumps the bank, it will be a major blow to manufacturing and to our economy.