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Trade Deals

NAFTA Shows the Damage Fast Track Could Bring

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Congress will kick off 2014 by likely considering legislation that would allow bum trade deals to speed through Capitol Hill with little debate and no amendments. The Teamsters and others have been vocal on what a bad idea that would be. And it isn't hard to prove why.

American Jobs and the Never Ending Politics of the Cold War

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Edward Goldberg

U.S. trade policy needs to be based on what is good for the U.S. economy and U.S. job growth. And Congress needs to recognize that in an ever more globalized world, using trade as a political instrument to fight yesterday's wars is at best self defeating.

Obama: 'We've Been A Little Bit Lazy'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Speaking to a group of CEOs this weekend President Barack Obama said the U.S. has "been a little bit lazy" about performing in the global marketplace....

Zach Carter

Why Rupert Murdoch Lobbied For Closer Ties With Panama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp. lobbied in favor of the new Panama free trade pact, according to federal lobbying disclos...

Ryan Grim

Congress Somehow Figures Out How To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congress -- if you listen to pundits and Washington politicians -- is completely broken. But when multinational corporate interests are a...

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.