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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...

Job-Killing Trade Deals Pass Congress Amidst Record Democratic Opposition

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

With 9 percent unemployment and Americans desperate for job creation, it is unconscionable that President Obama and House Republicans just shoved through a trio of NAFTA-style job-killing trade agreements.

Obama Hosts Close Ally After Trade Agreement Passes

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised a just-completed trade deal with South Korea on Thursday as he welcomed the country's president to t...

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...

Free Trade Deals Will Export American Jobs, Not American Products

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

In the midst of unprecedented long-term unemployment, I cannot support trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of previous trade deals that shipped millions of American jobs overseas.

Zach Carter

Free Trade Pact Advances Despite Rampant Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2011 | 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...

Colombia FTA: Blood Won't Easily Be Washed Away

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Voting for the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is a vote for violent union-busting, for driving people from their land, and setting the American working man and woman up to compete on an uneven playing field that will cost jobs and livelihoods.

Is Herman Cain Any Good on Trade? You Try Figuring It Out

Ian Fletcher | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Maybe Herman Cain, the latest boomlet in the GOP presidential race, will be elected president. Or maybe his 15 minutes of fame have just arrived. Either way, it behooves us to see what he thinks about America's trade mess.

Obama Seeing Bipartisanship on Trade Deals... Finally

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Edward J. Black

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are expected to work together next week to pass the long awaited trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

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...