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Is Global Trade About to Collapse? Where Are Oil Prices Headed? A Chat With Mike Shedlock

James Burgess | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business
James Burgess

As markets continue to yo-yo and commentators deliver mixed forecasts, investors are faced with some tough decisions and have a number of important questions that need answering.

Is it Just Corn? Food, Energy and Global Trade

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

This year, thanks to a mild spring, corn farmers are hoping for a bumper crop. The impact of this will be felt around the world. Here's what you need to know.

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

Lets Talk About Trade

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Trade policies are not a sexy business. Customs, anti-dumping, subsidies are just some of the concepts international investors are trying to avoid. Yet, recent weeks reminded all of us that trade can make headlines.

U.S-China: Headed for Trade War?

Ann Lee | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Ann Lee

Rather than protect American jobs, punitive duties will make products more expensive to American consumers and companies.

How to Keep U.S. Exports and U.S. Jobs Growing

Amy Liu | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Amy Liu

Exporting is simply not in the American DNA. We need a massive culture shift. While President Obama's national export challenge has garnered much support and attention, the results remain sobering on the ground.

Lynne Peeples

Still Deadly After Death: 'Bushmeat' Trade May Import Disease | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

Thousands of pounds of primate parts, rodents and other dry, smoked or raw animals -- so-called "bushmeat" -- are smuggled into the United States as f...

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness in Global Trade

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While we continue to run large deficits in manufactured goods annually, there are lots of advanced economies with long records of positive net exports. If you think the difference is prices, you're thinking like an economist... and you're wrong.

A Second Life for Unwanted Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Fashions change every season and when we buy new things we have to get rid of the old, outgrown and out of style. Americans consume 65 pounds of new clothes per person each year and discard a total of 25.4 billion pounds of textiles annually.

The Solution Is More, Not Less Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

It is hard to hold the course in the middle of a storm, but European policymakers need to if they want European integration to succeed.

Why Libertarians Are Wrong on Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Like it or not, even a capitalist economy is a system in which your actions affect other people. Your freedom to swing your fist ends, famously, at the tip of my nose, and what you buy and don't buy affects other people.

The End of China's Wind Subsidy Program and the Future of Global Clean Technology Markets

Jake Colvin | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

The announcement earlier this week that China would end its controversial wind subsidy program is welcome, but is only the tip of the iceberg when it ...

The Day After Tomorrow: A Different Kind of Trade

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Over the past three decades, global trade grew almost twice as fast as GDP. This allowed many developing countries to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.

Lila Shapiro

Global Exports Boomed Last Year -- But Don't Count On It Lasting | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

In a brisk and likely temporary rebound, U.S. exports boomed last year, soaring 15.4 percent, the biggest rise since 1950, according to a new report f...

Mommy Confusion

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Why is being a mother so hard? And why do we all harbor such emotionally corrosive fears that we aren't doing it right?

William Alden

Industrial Nations Intervene As Rising Yen Threatens Japanese Trade | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE 8:00 AM: The yen fell against the dollar Friday, as the currency intervention announced Thursday night began, Reuters reports. Japan's central...

Obama In Seoul As G20 Meeting Kicks Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At the start of the G20 summit meeting, President Obama tried to calm fears of a currency war and other tensions that have stressed global economic ti...

Rebuilding Haiti: The Job Everybody and Nobody Wants

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

As civil society groups try to figure out where they fit into Haiti's quest for "development," movements for workers' rights are emerging as a counterweight to the aid agencies often associated with oppressive neo-imperialism.

Most Open Economies In The World

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like everything else last year, global trade fell -- by 12.5%, according to the World Trade Organization. In some countries, volumes sank as low as du...

US Slaps China With Another Trade Penalty

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it has set preliminary anti-dumping duties of up to 145.18 percent on steel grating imported from China t...

Investors: Beware the Quackery of Economic Goats, Whitewashers and Charlatans

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

Today -- as global trade lies dead, as unemployment rises, as wages and incomes plummet, as US consumption and investment falls -- share prices zoom upwards and commodity prices rock.

G-20 Pittsburgh Summit: Reasons to Celebrate?

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

The poorest countries, hardest hit by the economic crisis, are in a hurry to see their economies rebound and thus renew their peoples' hopes for prosperity.

New Report Hints at Broken Promises and Trouble Ahead for World Trade

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Colvin

The steps countries take over the coming months to respond to the global financial crisis will help determine whether the world is destined to learn from or repeat past mistakes.