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Zach Carter

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Reveals New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A critical document from President Barack Obama's free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday m...

Why Exports are Working for Latino Businesses

Francisco J. Sanchez | Posted 08.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Francisco J. Sanchez

The competition facing a business is no longer just across the street: it's across borders and overseas and exporting is a key to our economic growth. As Under Secretary for International Trade, I believe that Latino businesses are well-positioned to help lead this effort.

Will The GOP Ever Invest In the Infrastructure for Legal Immigration?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

With virtually no chance of anything immigration related passing in the House or Senate, investment in the legal flow of commerce and people at our border is a great compromise on legislative action in an election year.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Deal Secrecy Insulting: Key Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has loosened some of its most stringent secrecy policies surrounding a controversial set of free trade negotiat...

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

A New "American System"

Fred Bauer | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

The "American System" has the following insight: The American economy cannot flourish over the long term with merely the financial and resource extraction sectors. American prosperity was built upon the nurturing of human capital.

Business of Making Bullets Tops $4 Billion

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

According to a new study by Oxfam, the ammunition trade tops $4 billion and yet the world has little regulation to control and keep track of who the bullets are sold to.

Scientists Find New Clue In Collapse Of Ancient Civilization

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playin...

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

Zach Carter

Trade Revolt Against Obama Intensifies

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation late Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's refusal to share information about c...

Mercantilism, Manufacturing, and a Political Problem

Ralph Gomory | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ralph Gomory

People talk a great deal about free trade. But for better or for worse the real world that we live in is more a mercantilist world than it is a free markets and free trade world.

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Connected to Compete? Not as Much as We Could Be

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Trade logistics, or the capacity of countries and companies to ship goods to international markets, is a key ingredient for economic competitiveness, growth, and poverty reduction.

Zach Carter

Issa Leaks Secret Document To Pressure Obama On Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Zach Carter

Obama's Quandry: Bashing Blundering Banks While Courting Wall Street Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

What Are They Trying to Hide?

Michael Brune | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Odds are that you haven't heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. And even if you've heard of it, I'm willing to bet you don't know what might be in it.

Zach Carter

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban 'Buy American'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element...

Imitation Outrage: Faking Concern for the Chinese Masses

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our leaders are no more serious about human rights in China than they are about such conditions in oil-rich Saudi Arabia, for the simple reason that we need what those nations have more than they need us.

Free Trade Run Amok: The 'TPP'

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Bilateral and thoughtfully constructed 'smallish' regional agreements are always preferable to massive multilateral agreements among widely disparate trading partners.

Is Obama Getting Serious About Manufacturing? Maybe

Ian Fletcher | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Let's take a look at a speech recently given by Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council. It's a good metric of whether the administration "gets it" on manufacturing, and gives a fairly clear picture of the evolution of its thinking.

Collaborative Border Management: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Otaviano Canuto

Tough decisions are needed on where to spend limited resources to pursue border management reform. To this end, a well defined business case -- weighing costs and benefits -- needs to be prepared.

How Can Africa Compete With China?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Africans have lots of opportunities to trade that they have not yet exploited -- opportunities that are outside of China's reach. The first of this "low-hanging fruits" is food.

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

End the Unilateral Trade Sanctions on Collectors

Wayne Sayles | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Wayne Sayles

While government agencies in Washington increase surcharges and restrictions for U.S. consumers of cultural artifacts, their Chinese counterparts take advantage of the unilateral sanctions.

Opening Russia

Ed Gerwin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Bringing democratic reform to Russia will require concerted effort by the United States, our allies, NGOs, and the Russian people. Opening Russia's market under WTO rules can play a useful role in this effort.