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Why Donald Trump's China-Bashing Makes No Sense

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

If the U.S. does not like the way China does business, it is of course free to do business somewhere else, but that would be a really bad idea for America.

All About Trade: First U.S. Cabinet-Level Visit to India's Modi Government

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Gunjan Bagla

I am hopeful that India will rise from being the U.S.'s 11th-largest trading partner to among the top seven in the next decade. This requires both governments to work diligently to reduce real and hidden trade barriers and let companies and entrepreneurs from each country interact and benefit from their counterparts.

Mr. President, Don't Back Down on Trade in the State of the Union

Amy Liu | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Amy Liu

Despite demonstrable success in job creation and business growth, there are indications the president may sidestep the importance of trade in this year's State of the Union address. That would be a mistake.

Our Public-Private Partnership President

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Michael Likosky

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama embraced public-private partnerships. This was treated as a departure. However, no president to-date has embraced partnerships as whole heartedly as Obama has.

Going International? Read On...

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

One of the mistakes U.S. exporters make is using their domestic structure, including the sales and marketing forces, to go international. Going international requires a deep understanding of the region the company wishes to penetrate.

Obama Administration Pushes Small Businesses Toward Export Opportunities

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

Small business is the engine that is driving the American economy -- that's a phrase we have all heard a lot. But little help has been provided to help small businesses survive the recession, until now.

Jobs & Exports: New Report Highlights Obama Peril with Bush Trade Pacts

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

The growth rate of U.S. exports to the countries with whom we do NOT have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) has been over double that to U.S. FTA partners....

The State Department's Jobs Agenda

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Hormats

There is a temptation during periods of high domestic unemployment to turn inward. But that is exactly what we should not do. That would cost us jobs, not increase them. Instead, we must take greater advantage of opportunities to increase our exports.