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Obama's Export Goal: How We Can Make it

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Yesterday I attended a conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing in Washington DC. It included a variety of organizations with interests...

Currency Just Tip of China Iceberg

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Surya Yalamanchili

Today, China is both our largest supplier and creditor. We buy goods that we used to make from them with money borrowed from them.

Assert Yourself, America; Don't Be an Illegal Trade Victim

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?

Imported Seafood May Be Riskier Than Gulf Seafood Post-Oil Spill

AOL News | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

...Environmental activists fervently insists the impact on food from BP's gift that kept on giving for more than three months lies just beneath the su...

Our Growth Is Outsourced, Like Our Jobs

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

In the news today, a familiar story: imports increased, exports declined. We're importing shiploads of stuff and sending the ships back filled with cash -- and what's left of our future.

The Current Account "Deficit" Is the Messenger: Don't Shoot It.

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

The current account deficit is not something, per se, that countries should be worried about. Indeed, the word "deficit" is a misnomer. What a country's current account measures is the net amount of resources foreigners are investing in the country.

Level the Playing Field in Trade Policy

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

All products sold in America should comply with the same basic standards, whether manufactured domestically or imported from abroad. That's one playing field (among many) that should be leveled.

Why We Can't Rely on Foreign Consumers to Rescue American Jobs, and Why Today's "Jobs for America Summit" Is a Bad Joke

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Regardless of how much we export, if imports continue to exceed that amount, we're heading in the opposite direction. Trade can't possibly be a source of new American jobs.

We're Number 2, We're Number 2!

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Allowing China to devalue its currency devalues American workers and businesses. Chinese currency manipulation is driving American manufacturers out of business and America workers into unemployment.

In Asia, Export Opportunity Knocks

Fred Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Hochberg

Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of our national borders, but only one percent of American businesses sell to them. Here's how we're going to fix that.

Take the Academics out of Climate Change

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

When it comes to Climate Change (C2), I am bipolar. There are data that ecological change is occurring, but the emphasis on mathematical models to pre...

With 2.4 Million U.S. Jobs Already Lost, China Sticks to "Screw-You" Trade Policy

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

Concern about massive jobs losses due to unfair Chinese trade practices is reshaping the American political battle-lines over trade, with l...

Ghana Speaking (III): Kofi Sam's Model of African Self-Sufficiency

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

West Africa can provide the essentials for itself (food, clothing, shelter and healthcare) if only it first licks a second AIDS crisis -- the Acquired Import Dependency Syndrome.

How To Green Your Holiday Meal

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Working up a menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or another upcoming holiday? Here are three tips to help you be more environmentally responsible while planning that feast.

An In-Depth Look at the GDP Report

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The long awaited GDP report is out. Notice it wasn't just durable goods that saw increases: non-durable goods and services also increased. And not by small amounts.

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...

Isolationist Policies On The Rise Threatening A Global Trade War: World Bank

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 17 of the 20 major nations that vowed at a November summit to avoid protectionist steps that could spark a global trade war have violated tha...

Will Everyone Grab a Bucket? This Thing is Sinking

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

G-20 conferences have generally been for show. The stakes are real this time -- and the odds going in are against the president in gaining the bold action needed.

Fourth Quarter GDP Looks Terrible

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Exports were the one solid performer -- until last quarter when they dropped over 20%. Imports dropped as well due to the lack of consumer demand. There is no area of the economy looking good right now.

Russian Recession: Designer Labels Close Shop In Moscow As Russians Curb Spending | By Anna Malpas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian shoppers seemed to have an insatiable appetite for designer brands and luxury goods, despite paying a huge markup on imports. But the honeymoo...

What's for Dinner? Lead and Antifreeze -- Yum!

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Over the past couple of months, melamine has been heavy in the headlines... dairy products manufactured in China were intentionally contaminated with the chemical.

Oil Imports Push U.S. Trade Deficit To 14-Month High

AP | Martin Crutsinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The U.S. trade deficit in November surged to the highest level in 14 months, reflecting record imports of foreign oil. The deficit with China declined...

Slipping Imports Sign Of Slowing Economy

Los Angeles Times | Ronald D. White and Leslie Earnest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cargo containers crammed with foreign-made goods that were supposed to set a record in August at major U.S. ports took an unexpected turn, with import...