The Obama administration wants to fast-track trade negotiations that would create the largest free-trade zone in the world. But some Democrat leaders in Congress are working against him, as the politics of approaching midterm elections intrudes on Obama's plans to…
By Michael D. Mosettig
Last fall, while teaching at Hong Kong Baptist University, I had a small encounter that spoke to a larger story of changes brewing in global economics and politics.
By Elizabeth Shell
It was 20 years ago this year that Canada, Mexico and the U.S. created the North American Free Trade Agreement. At the time, businessman and presidential candidate Ross Perot predicted a "giant sucking sound" of U.S. jobs heading south into…
Two years ago, Whirlpool shuttered a factory in Evansville, Ind., and transferred production to Mexico after the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In this excerpt from "Need To Know," correspondent Rick Karr reports on what has happened…
From drug violence to H1N1 flu, President Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tackled a long list of issues at a summit Monday.
With the economy a top campaign issue, presidential hopefuls Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are working to shape their stances on international trade and free-trade policies. Analysts discuss the candidates' statements and the impact of trade policy shifts.
President Bush criticized the Democratic presidential candidates Tuesday for vowing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement at a trade summit with Canadian and Mexican leaders in New Orleans. A reporter considers the prospects for trade negotiations.
With polls showing Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton running a tight race in Ohio, the debate among Ohioans over which candidate to back in Tuesday's primary is being echoed from the Buckeye State's solidly Democratic labor…
With the Ohio and Texas primaries tomorrow and polls showing both candidates in a dead heat, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are making their final pushes in these two critical states. Gwen Ifill reports from the campaign trail.
In a county west of Cleveland, the mayors of two remarkably similar Ohio cities have endorsed different Democratic candidates in Tuesday's presidential primary -- highlighting just how tough the choice is for many voters in the state.
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