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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

Finances Will Shelve 2014 Macon County Fair

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

According to The Herald Review the fair owes more than $36,000 in prizes for livestock exhibitors from last year. Full Story

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artificially high prices forced the government to stockpile the commodity. Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story

Celebrities Want To Tie Trade Pact To Dolphin Hunt

posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt. Full Story

Deadline Looms For Panama Canal Expansion Dispute

posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The expansion project, now 72 percent complete, would double the capacity of the 50-mile (80-kilometer) canal, which carries between 5 and 6 percent of world commerce. Full Story
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