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Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:16 PM

More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday. Full Story

OECD countries to limit overseas financing for coal plants

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

A compromise struck by the United States, Japan and other major nations will restrict export financing to build coal power plants overseas, but not eliminate it completely. Full Story

Import jump widens U.S. trade gap 7 percent in June

posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:02 PM

The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports. Full Story

Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba
This week marked one of the most significant policy shifts toward an adversary in over half a century, as the U.S. announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. Full Story

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change. Full Story

Ag Secretary: U.S. Must Figure out Hemp Production

posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

DENVER (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation. The farm bill signed into law by President Obama allows the industrial... Full Story

Europe Wants its Parmesan Back, Seeks Name Change

posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:56 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test. As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and... Full Story

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released

posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM

USDA Preliminary Ag Census Released
The Agriculture Department releases its preliminary Ag Census. Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Temporary Jobs Becoming A Permanent Fixture In US

posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors to PepsiCo, companies are increasingly turning to temps and to a much larger universe of... Full Story

EU To Start Trade Talks With US Despite Scandal

posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union confirmed Tuesday that free-trade negotiations with the United States should kick off as planned next week, despite widespread concerns over the alleged eavesdropping of EU diplomats. The Commission,... Full Story

China Overtaking US As Global Trader

posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

As recently as 2006, the U.S. was the larger trading partner for 127 countries, versus just 70 for China. By last year the two had clearly traded places: 124 countries for China, 76 for the U.S. Full Story

Drought Pushes Pork Prices

posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Drought Pushes Pork Prices
The great drought of 2012 is making a significant impact on livestock producers. A small harvest is driving up prices that will likely remain high after rain begins to fall. Full Story

Barbs Exchanged Over Trade

posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Barbs Exchanged Over Trade
The U.S. alleges that China is illegally subsidizing exports in their automobile and auto parts sectors – putting American parts manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage and encouraging the relocation of production to China. Full Story

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits

posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Distillery Uses Locally Grown Corn For Spirits
Corn is, by far, America’s most abundant grain. Despite the worst drought in half a century, U.S. farmers will produce an estimated 10.7 billion bushels this fall. And while soybeans also are ubiquitous in Iowa, you can’t swing a dead cat in the... Full Story
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