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Obama, Hu Jintao Press Conference Held In China (VIDEO): Leaders Talk Economy, Iran, North Korea, Tibet, And Taiwan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao promised a determined, joint effort to tackle climate change, nuclear disarmament ...

Wall Street Treasury Complex is the Problem

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

An examination of the causes of the financial meltdown and proposals for reform to prevent new catastrophic bubbles from forming and bursting.

China Becomes World's Biggest Exporter, Overtakes Germany

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING — Already the biggest auto market and steel maker, China edged past Germany in 2009 to become the top exporter, yet another sign of its ...

The Big Chickens Keep Coming Home to Roost

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Hard-working taxpayers are literally helping finance the sunset of their own jobs. Our government needs to start buying American, bolstering domestic manufacturing, and protecting our intellectual property.

Bernanke Solves the Wrong Deficit

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Lotke

Ironically, the recession has been good for our trade deficit. We can't buy as much and don't have as much money to spend. But it can't last and we don't want it to.

Don't Blame China

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

In the great American tradition of finding foreign scapegoats for our problems, the hunt is on to somehow hold China responsible for the misery that Wall Street financiers inflicted upon the world.

Sean Goldman Must Be Returned To New Jersey Father, Brazilian Court Rules

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's chief justice ruled in favor of a U.S. man who has waged a five-year legal battle for his son, ordering Brazilian rela...

Tripping in China: Barack Obama's Challenge

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert L. Borosage

For Obama's trip to Asia, the White House paints a full agenda -- Afghanistan, human rights, North Korean nukes, climate change, trade relations, and the economy. But it's really just the economy, stupid.

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shermer

Trade--the free exchange of products, services, and ideas between people--will not prevent war, but it attenuates its likelihood.

Why Is Moving A Factory Called "Trade"?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Moving trade overseas is just a way of evading the public structures that helped the company grow large enough to outsource labor in the first place.

What About China's Exchange-Rate Protectionism?

Edward Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Harrison

I see a protectionist response in retaliation as a likely outcome unless China changes its tune -- not that I favor that outcome. We will soon know if protectionism works.

The Winds Are Still Blowing East

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zachary Karabell

China is emerging as the new power in the global economic pantheon, and their embrace of Russia is a clear sign that they wish to become less engaged with the U.S. rather than more.

A Plan for Job Creation in 2010

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

What will the state of American business be in 2010? Most likely, it will be uncertainty with a dose of optimism.

Solar Panel Importers Hit By $70 Million In Surprise Tariffs

nytimes.com | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Companies that import solar panels to the United States are facing up to $70 million in unexpected tariffs. The bill comes at a time when the industry...

Obama and China: Vandalism or Vision

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

If the U.S. increases exports, mercantilist nations like China, Germany and Japan will have to save less and spend more, import more and export less.

Beyond the Tobin Tax: End the Free Ride for the Financial Sector and Impose Fees to Revive the Economy

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kyle G. Brown

The most reliable way to expand tax revenues would be to impose a modest fee on every stock, every bond -- in short, every financial transaction.

North Korea Warns Against Sanctions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea says it will strengthen its nuclear arsenal if new sanctions are imposed because of its weapons program. Pak Kil Y...

U.S. Seeking Tougher Sanctions Against Iran

The New York Times | MARK LANDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is scrambling to assemble a package of harsher economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program that could include a ...

Message to World at the G-20 Summit: Don't Depend on a Strong U.S. Recovery to Bail You Out

Rob Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shapiro

Prospects for a strong U.S. recovery are slim, especially one strong enough to help the rest of the world. And that will be the biggest, unspoken disappointment at this week's G-20 meetings.

Enforcing Trade Rules Shocks "The Village"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

It seems that after eight years of general lawlessness we're at a point where it is expected that those with power can do anything they want regardless of agreements or laws.

Myths of Protectionism Are Spread to Exploit Workers and the Environment

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Why, exactly, is protectionism so bad? Why can't we have fair trade that lifts workers and protects the environment instead of unregulated free trade that exploits workers and the environment?

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Myths of Protectionism: Stories You Are Likely to Hear in the Wake of the China Tire Trade Tariff Case

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama has decided to enforce our trade laws and imposed a three year tariff on Chinese tires. I suspect the country is about to witness a corporate hissy fit.

China Tariffs: Beijing Takes Aim At U.S. Auto Parts And Chicken Products

L.A. Times | David Pierson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China fired back against proposed tariffs on Chinese tires imported to the United States by announcing Sunday that an anti-dumping and anti-subsidies ...

Obama Imposes Tariffs On Chinese Tires

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering the United States from China in...