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Trade With China

Bill Clinton's Trade Legacy Is Hillary's Burden Too

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

The real advantage for any of Hillary's opponents in having Bill on the hustings is that his trade record too is not just fair game, but big game -- one that is the top priority of a great many American voters who want to see decades of trade policy failures reversed beginning in 2017.

Domestic Manufacturers Call Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement a "Very Bad Deal for America."

Kevin L. Kearns | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Kevin L. Kearns

U.S. Business & Industry Council (USBIC) President Kevin L. Kearns says that the the full agreement, which runs to 1,121 pages and 30 chapters, is full of special deals for various U.S. trading partners, foreign corporations, and multinational U.S. businesses, with little to promote domestic job growth in the United States.

25 Years After Tiananmen, Who Has Changed Whom?

Scott Paul | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

Shame on China's regime. But shame on us, as well. Why? Because the United States laid significant groundwork for the formation of the modern, post-Tiananmen Chinese police state. And our culpability can be spelled out in four letters: PNTR (Permanent Normalized Trade Relations)

How Will 'Made in America' Fare in 2014?

Scott Paul | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Scott Paul

America's workers deserve a government that will fight for them in the trade arena. And the Obama administration should act boldly, instead of offering more of the same. That won't happen, though, unless the White House pursues an aggressive trade agenda that places the focus squarely on lowering the trade deficit.

Are You There, Washington? It's Me, the Shrinking Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

It means a lot of transactions lost; a lot of contracts unsigned; a lot of economic activity that never took place. So what happened?

Trade Policy: Countering the Walmart Effect

David Coates | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
David Coates

Our current trade imbalance with China will not be fixed by currency manipulation alone, because American economic vulnerability is not rooted simply in the relative strength of the dollar.

The Losses of Trade

Clyde Prestowitz | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Clyde Prestowitz

A new report on trade with China says that the adjustment costs like rising unemployment and the food stamps, declining tax receipts, reduced school budgets, and other expenses arising from trade with China wipe out up to two-thirds of the gains from trade.

Solar Panel Importers Hit By $70 Million In Surprise Tariffs | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Companies that import solar panels to the United States are facing up to $70 million in unexpected tariffs. The bill comes at a time when the industry...

Foul-Smelling Chinese Drywall Causes Health Concerns in Florida | By JESSICA KLIPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANATEE -- A growing number of homeowners worry that they, too, could have foul-smelling Chinese drywall in their homes. The building material has be...