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Zach Carter

Big Pharma Wins, AIDS Patients Lose In New Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

National Cashew Day: More Than Nuts

Joe Amon | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Vietnam advertises itself as a tourist paradise and low-cost hub for manufacturing. But unless the government ends the torture and forced labor of drug users in the name of "treatment," it may be equally well known as well as the source of "blood cashews."

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.

Zach Carter

Bill Daley Brings Big Pharma History To Trade Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Trade With China Destroys American Jobs, Drags Down U.S. Wages: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

The explosion in Chinese exports in recent years has resulted in a flood of inexpensive goods for American consumers. It may have also come at a large...

Ryan Grim

Spreading Freedom: Google And The War For The Web

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You can't swing a dead cat video in Washington lately without hitting a lobbyist, consultant, attorney or adviser on retainer to Google ...

Recognition of Internet Freedom as a Trade Issue Growing

Edward J. Black | Posted 11.23.2011 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Economic diplomats worldwide need to intensify their focus on Internet-related trade. Taking steps to develop international norms should lay the foundation for new technology issues that are approaching.

WTO Panel Rules U.S. Tuna Labels Are Too Restrictive

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The popular "dolphin-safe" labels used to market tuna sold in the U.S. are illegal because they restrict too much trade, a World Trade Organ...

Obama, Perry and Romney -- and Churchill

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

For America today, with uncertainty and fatalism being felt in every quarter, there is sadly no Winston Churchill in sight. An absence particularly noticeable just two days after the memorial services surrounding the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Aid for Trade: $100 Billion and Counting

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Stephen P. Groff

In a time of fiscal consolidation and threats of serious cuts to aid budgets, it is critical that we pay careful attention to what we know works in development cooperation.

A 21st Century Trade Deal For Public Health and Jobs

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

You mean you haven't heard about the new 21st century trade agreement being negotiated this week in Chicago? Might be because the federal U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) didn't even announce the 2-week meeting on its website. Or anywhere else.

Hurricane Perry Bashes East Coast

Dean Baker | Posted 10.29.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Climatologists tell us that we cannot relate any specific weather event to global warming but there is no doubt that human-caused global warming inc...

Export Drop Shows Need for New Trade Strategy

James Bacchus | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
James Bacchus

Turning up the heat a little more in this long hot summer of our national discontent is the news that American exports are declining.

Regaining California's Leadership Role as America's Opportunity Capital

Gavin Newsom | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Gavin Newsom

A troubling perception has taken hold across the financial landscape that California's economy is now stuck in a state of permanent stasis, that we've somehow lost our mojo.

Zach Carter

WATCH: House Opposition To Trade Deals Intensifies Amid Continued Violence In Colombia

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On August 4, Senate leaders announced a "breakthrough" in negotiations over three trade deals currently pending before Congress that now...

Zach Carter

WATCH: How The Panama Trade Deal Could Undercut Efforts To Repeal Bush Tax Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a Monday press conference addressing Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment t...

Zach Carter

Korea Trade Agreement Would Subsidize North Korea Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2004, Hyundai inked one of the best land deals in history. For a mere $12 million, the South Korean conglomerate secured the rights t...

Fishing for a Border Problem

Nicholas Ostroy | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Nicholas Ostroy

Border regulations between Canada and the United States represent the dual efforts of securing each nation from outside threats and facilitating the swift movement of people and goods.

Gender and Trade

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Adopting a gender-informed perspective can improve the effectiveness of many initiatives -- not least of all those aimed at promoting trade.

A Vision for Economic Renewal -- An American Jobs Agenda

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Washington is often a city of Chicken Littles, which makes ringing the alarm bell difficult. But once Washington wakes up from its deficit hangover, politicians will realize the sky has already fallen. Here's what we can and need to do.

Zach Carter

Business Roundtable Celebrates Strengthened GOP Support On Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of top CEOs celebrated Friday as a group of 12 Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama announcing support fo...

Zach Carter

GOP Struggles To Please Business Allies Without Giving Obama Win On Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

This piece is the first in a three-part collaboration with The Dylan Ratigan Show focused on trade issues, called Trading Our Future. WASHINGTON --...

U.S. Imports Hit Second-Highest Level On Record

Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Doug Palmer) - The U.S. trade gap widened much more than expected in May as a jump in oil prices helped push imports to the second hig...

Budget Blowhards: Why the Budget Debate Is Destined to Become Ever More Painful

Dean Baker | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The Washington press corps is living some bizarre delusion about the balanced budgets at the end of the Clinton years. They didn't come about from politicians making tough choices. They came about from much stronger than expected economic growth.

Manufacturing Growth Picks Up For First Time In Four Months

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector picked up for the first time in four months in June, a sign of optimism f...