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NAFTA at 20: One Million U.S. Jobs Lost, Higher Income Inequality

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

Given NAFTA's devastating outcomes, few of the corporations or think tanks that sold it as a boon for all of us in the 1990s like to talk about it, but the reality is that their promises failed as millions of people were severely harmed.

Investing in Skills, Investing in People's Dreams

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

As we continue our work to accelerate this economic recovery and restore broad-based prosperity, one of our most critical tasks is to empower American workers with the skills they need to succeed in 21st-century jobs.

It Takes Two to Trade

Nelson W. Cunningham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nelson W. Cunningham

The next four years provide dramatic opportunities for trade liberalization across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Barack Obama will use those opportunities to build a durable bipartisan consensus on trade. Mitt Romney won't.

Matt Sledge

Community Colleges Tackle Skills Gap In Land Of High Unemployment | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Cows love alfalfa. Feeding it to them, however, involves a complicated seed-supply chain running from the farms of California's Central Va...

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Opposition To Trade Deals Intensifies Amid Continued Violence In Colombia | Zach Carter | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On August 4, Senate leaders announced a "breakthrough" in negotiations over three trade deals currently pending before Congress that now...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: GOP Blocks Its Own Trade Deal To Hurt Economy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans' decision to block free-trade deals that they have previously supported is evidence that the GOP wants to hurt the economy t...

Supporting U.S. Interests by Expanding Hemispheric Trade

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

The administration's announcement that Colombia has met the commitments necessary to enact the trade agreement signed in 2006 could potentially pave the way for much-needed job creation here in the United States.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Threatens To Hold Up Trade Pacts | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is drawing a line in the sand with Republicans over pending trade deals, one of few areas with the potential for ...

Why Is Global Competition Good for Detroit Yet Bad for Nantucket?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

Why do so many CEOs want to escape to a place so different from where they work? There is a certain irony, perhaps even hypocrisy, in these disparities.

Hickory, N.C: Jobs Go Abroad, Unemployment Surges

Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HICKORY, N.C. -- The expansion of global trade may enrich the United States, as economists say, but it has overwhelmed this manufacturing area beside ...