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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

How Free Trade Made Democracy A Disadvantage

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This is my presentation from last week's Netroots Nation panel session: Revitalizing Manufacturing: The Road to Renewed Job Growth. Click through for...

The End of China's Wind Subsidy Program and the Future of Global Clean Technology Markets

Jake Colvin | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

The announcement earlier this week that China would end its controversial wind subsidy program is welcome, but is only the tip of the iceberg when it ...

Businesses Won't Hire Until Customers Start Walking In The Door

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Businesses are fed by their customers, not by tax cuts. Tax cuts only feed deficits. Customers coming in the door is what causes businesses to hire.

It Takes a Movement

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Don't ask the victims of this economy to sacrifice when those making out like bandits are given a pass. Tell us what you will cut and why. Don't pretend choices don't have to be made.

Trade Agreements Kill Jobs, Wages, Democracy

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating.

Let's Get the Trans-Pacific Partnership Right

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
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Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The U.S. must negotiate transformative, high-standard 21st century trade agreements that leaves trade-distorting, unfair policies behind for once and for all.

Sarah Palin and Boeing CEO Tell Government Who the Boss Is

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

What can a democracy like ours do when giant companies say, "Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules! We don't got to pay you no taxes!" and "We will...

South-South Trade Is the Answer

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

In the recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, South-South trade is becoming a powerful engine for economic opportunity.