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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.

7 Helpful Tips For Entrepreneurs Interested in The Importation Business

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Credit I have a friend who as a senior year student in college decided to start a small business by the side. He started importing wrist Watches, Sun...

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 ...

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

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.10.2017 | Home
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?

You Won’t Be Able To Get These Slave-Made Items In The U.S. Anymore

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

The U.S. has taken a definitive stand against slave labor. President Barack Obama signed a law Wednesday that bars the country from importing a long l...

Oil Prices: Low For Longer

Sara Zervos | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Sara Zervos

Ironically, low prices are no longer a win-win for the United States; now that America is a major oil exporter, the negative production impact could offset consumer gains

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

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.17.2016 | 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.

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?

Our Trade Policy Is Insane

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We're in a deep, deep hole. And there's a simple rule about holes: When you're in a hole, stop digging. Stop digging!

Stratus Vineyards: A Canadian Gem From Niagara on the Lake

Brad Haskel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

Once again, I got to taste the beautifully crafted wines of Stratus, made by winegrower J-L Groux.

Apple Watch Tells Us That It Is Time to Get Serious About Jobs

Greg Autry | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Greg Autry

All things being equal, Apple and other nominally American companies would be more efficient if they kept production closer to design and weren't shuffling $billions between Irish shell corporations and Caribbean banks.

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.

Stop Exporting Jobs With the Stroke of a Pen!

John Komlos | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
John Komlos

By establishing a market for import certificates, firms would have powerful incentives to bring the trade deficit into balance. All foreigners sending goods to this country would have to buy the certificates in appropriate amounts from our exporters. Overall, trade would become balanced quickly.

Celebrate Imports

Benjamin Powell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home
Benjamin Powell

Many people focus on exports because they mistakenly focus on visible jobs. When an export industry grows, we can easily see the jobs created and the people who work in them.

India's Coal Imports Face a Bleak Future

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

The US Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), an independent analyses and research institute on energy and environment has come out with a bleak future outlook for India's coal imports, primarily from Australia.

The War on Poverty, International Trade and the State of the Union

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It is hard to see our trade policy as a place where we are having much success. We have an unceasing $700 billion trade deficit, and we have lost 5.2 million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

Making a New Friend in Ho Chi Minh City

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Steve Mariotti

It wasn't hard to find another small businessman to interview in Vietnam. Trugyn is one of the top tour guides in the country. He was born at such an important time in Vietnam's history -- it was 1960, in a small village at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.

Made in USA: How Are We Doing as an Export Nation?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

Out of the top 100 metros, 76 registered record volumes in export. Interestingly, 28 percent of total U.S. exports was attributed to the top ten metropolitan areas in 2012 -- Los Angeles, New York and Houston being the top three respectively.

When Breaking News Is Only Headlines: Germany, the European Union and the U.S.

Edward Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Of all this week's international news -- the horrors in Kenya, Rouhani at the UN, the negotiations over Syria -- it is what some might call 'the boring German election' that will have the greatest long-term impact on the interests of the United States.

South-South Trade Through Value-Added Glasses

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

It is misleading to use gross data on exports and imports to calculate the extent to which trade contributes to economic growth, and affects the allocation of national resources. Products often cross borders more than once while being processed.

India, Coal Imports, And Energy Security

Justin Guay | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

"If you want to import coal, gas or petrol, it is freely available. But the problem is that imported coal is 60 to 70 per cent more expensive," Chairm...

China: The Morphing Dragon

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically over the last three decades. This extraordinary pace of transformation is poised to continue over the next two decades.

Is Colombia Suffering the Dutch Disease?

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.10.2013 | Home
Felipe Ángel

Despite the global economic situation, Colombia has shown resilience to external shocks in recent years, with reasonable economic performance in its region, in part due to responsible monetary policies conducted by the Central Bank.

Visualizing Which States Import the Most Cigarettes Illegally, Especially You New York

VisualNews.com | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime
VisualNews.com

According to a recent visual study on the matter, from 2006 through present day, cigarette tax rates have steadily been on the rise throughout the states.