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Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

posted on February 5, 2016 at 2:47 PM

The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said it has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese-led investor group. Full Story

Obama administration loosens Cuba embargo with new measures

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM

U.S. travel to Cuba has exploded since Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro declared detente in 2014. But U.S. hopes of building wider trade between American businesses and Cuba's private sector have been largely frustrated by Congressional... Full Story

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

posted on January 29, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns
Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national perception of the state. So, too, does the presence of candidates seeking the nation’s highest... Full Story

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets

posted on January 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Summit highlights industry while exploring new markets
Presidential politics overshadowed the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, but that didn’t mean the infrastructure of the industry wasn’t discussed in the event held in the Hawkeye State. Full Story

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course
The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building a global coalition that he says will be helpful in diffusing conflicts and building economies. Full Story

TPP lobby heats up around the world

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

TPP lobby heats up around the world
The president and ten Southeast Asian heads of state spent the weekend talking trade and economic issues as the Trans-Pacific Partnership hangs in the balance. 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

Russia marks 1 year of sanctions by destroying Western food

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Russia marked the one-year anniversary of its ban on Western agricultural products Thursday with an effort to destroy contraband food, a move that has raised controversy amid the nation's economic downturn. Full Story

No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:50 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and... Full Story

Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM

The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago. Full Story

U.S. fast-track vote leaves Pacific trade pact talks in limbo

posted on June 19, 2015 at 1:49 PM

How slow can you go? The effort to get U.S. trade legislation through Congress, clearing the way for progress on an Asia-Pacific trade accord, is in limbo once again Full Story

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee
Praising recent action by both countries, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the thaw in relations with the communist island nation. And while Cuomo, Empire State business leaders and Cuban... Full Story

Obama's solution to seizing of U.S. knives, high border costs - Asia-Pacific Trade Deal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Hardware Sales Inc. of Bellingham, Washington, does about 25 percent of its online business outside the United States. But going global can be frustrating. Overzealous Australian customs inspectors sometimes confiscate perfectly legal knives.... Full Story

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba

posted on March 6, 2015 at 6:47 PM

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba
Less than three months after President Obama announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, the business sector is actively sniffing out avenues of commerce between the former adversaries. Full Story

U.S. allows imports of privately produced products from Cuba

posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM

The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island. Full Story
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