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US-India Relations Under the Second Obama Administration

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Obama's enduring popularity within India, close relationship with Manmohan Singh, and widespread support amongst the Indian-American community are just some of the distinctive factors that will help ensure ties with New Delhi remain robust and continue to grow over the next four years.

Revolutionary Services

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If services are getting bigger as a share of GDPs and jobs, productivity increases in the former are fundamental for income growth and development.

Latin America 2013: A Look Ahead

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Finance Minister Guido Mantega continues to decry what he considers a currency war perpetrated on Brazil by the U.S. Federal Reserve's loose money policies.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Caught Between Economic Philosophy And Swing State Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign on Friday promoted a USA Today op-ed published online by Hal Sperlich, the former president of Chrysler Corporation, endorsing ...

India's Recent Trade Policies Put Domestic, International Growth at Risk

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

All innovative companies should be deeply concerned about India's recently announced trade practices. Open markets and respect for IP are key to ensuring American innovators can continue to develop new products.

China: $4 Trillion in Dirty Money Should Worry Us All

Raymond Baker | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Raymond Baker

The world cannot afford to let China collapse into a pit of corruption and civil unrest. The result would be a disaster.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama And Romney Spar On China, Trade Despite Similar Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks left before the November election, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are trea...

Zach Carter

Romney As Bain CEO Benefited From Offshoring Tax Break He Disavowed At Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Bain Capital appears to have benefited from a provision in the U.S. tax code that grants companies tax breaks for costs associated with offshoring Ame...

Demonizing China for Political Profit

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Doug Bandow

While the two leading presidential candidates play to America's worst political demons, the U.S. public supports a more measured approach to China.

Obama, Romney 'Trade Pact' Malarkey vs. Reality: The Data Is In

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Lori Wallach

In an election dominated by the urgent agenda of U.S. job creation, it is a sorry statement about the domination of corporate money in American elections that both presidential candidates tout NAFTA-style "free trade" deals.

Is This Why Romney Won't Talk to Sensata Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Shipped to China?

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

On the campaign trail Romney says we shouldn't ship jobs to China and should "crack down" on China trade problems. But he refuses to help or even meet with the Sensata workers whose jobs are being shipped to China right now.

Fair Wages for Fair Trade

Joel Richard Paul | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Joel Richard Paul

Guaranteeing a fair local wage would empower developing countries to raise their labor standards. By improving the conditions and livelihood of foreign workers the Trans-Pacific Partnership can create new markets and stimulate world economic growth.

Disputed Islands in the Sun

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

A recent cover of the Economist showed a picture of a few small islands and asks "Could China and Japan really go to war over these?" There are many reasons to believe that this conflict will not escalate into a war, or at least, not a wide-ranging one.

Global Trade Grinds To A Halt

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

Thing One: Importing Recession: This economy would be great if it wasn't for the customers. The U.S. economy may be a sputtering depression factory...

Jon Ward

President Obama's Tariff On Chinese Tires Set To Expire This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Obama plans to travel to Ohio for campaign events on Wednesday, the same day that a three-year tariff on the import of Chinese ...

Leesburg Leaves Trade Questions Unanswered

Ilana Solomon | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Ilana Solomon

I've just returned from another round of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact negotiations, held in Leesburg, Virginia.

America's Looming IP Drain

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

If the U.S. fails to secure high IP standards in the new trade arrangements it enters into, the future banquet of consequences will present a bleak feast for its workers and economy.

The Real Question: WHY Don't People Make Enough to Pay Income Taxes?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Mitt Romney was caught on video complaining that 47 percent of us don't make enough to pay taxes, believe they are victims, are dependent on government, etc. The right question is why do so many of us make so little?

It Shouldn't Have Taken Occupy, But It Did. Now, What's Next?

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

While the occupations have ended -- thanks in no small part to a harsh police crackdown -- it would be a mistake to assume the Occupy movement is over. Social movements have a way of metamorphosing and resurging in unpredictable ways.

'The Rational Optimist': Review

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

In Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist, he invites us to adopt a positive view of the world, human capacity, and global trade.

TPP: The First Regional Trade Agreement of the Cloud Era

Robert Holleyman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

A variety of factors contribute to the optimal policy environment for promoting the cloud, as BSA has documented in our Global Cloud Computing Scorecard. The TPP offers its participants a chance to get some of the biggest ones right -- and the world will be watching.

Joshua Hersh

Paul Ryan Sponsored Trade Deal That Hamstrings U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A spate of anti-democratic actions in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have turned an unflattering spotlight on a six-year-old U.S. fr...

John Allison: Trade Unlocks Economic Growth

Job Creators Alliance | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Job Creators Alliance

American greatness relies on our relationships with neighbors, both near and distant. The way out of the Great Recession is not economic isolationism, but an embrace of our nation's heritage as a global trade leader.

Janell Ross

Romney's Description of Mexican Economy Puzzles Experts

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Mitt Romney told an audience at a Jerusalem fundraiser Sunday that culture alone explains the gulf between the Israeli and Palestinian economies. ...

Bill to Normalize Trade With Russia Recognizes Internet Censorship as Trade Barrier

Edward J. Black | Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

At a time when it would seem to be in Russia's interest to make a favorable impression on human rights, they have passed legislation to greatly undermine Internet freedom.