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Trade Deal

Secret Obamatrade Deal: America, the Next Detroit?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Iris Mack

Journalist and talk show host Bankole Thompson interviewed me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (aka Obamatrade), a trade bill being fast-tracked through the U.S. Senate. To listen to our conversation, please click on the audio player here.

Trade Deal Leads To Strange Bedfellows

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate o...

Dana Liebelson

Democrats Slam Obama Over Secretive Trade Deals, Say He Needs 'Refresher' Economics Class | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took President Barack Obama to task on Thursday for urging Congress to grant him the authority to fast-track huge intern...

Obama Fails To Clinch Trade Deal As Japan Trip Wraps Up

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

By Antoni Slodkowski and Matt Spetalnick TOKYO, April 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama neared the end of a state visit to Ja...

Obama Cautions Skeptics Of Trade Deal

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama says some countries have legitimate questions about whether budding free trade deals will benefit them in the...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Tomato Trade Deal In Jeopardy

AP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The Commerce Department on Thursday indicated it may side with Florida tomato growers and squash a 16-year-old trade agreement with Mexi...

Obama Presses To Finish Trade Deal With South Korea

The New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The White House is intensifying negotiations with South Korea on revising a free-trade agreement negotiated by the Bush administration, ...