It’s a rocky road to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but here’s why we should take it.
In 17th century New Plymouth, the pilgrims’ trade with the Natives focused on the three F’s: fur, fish and forests.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
The president is facing opposition to the deal from Democrats and Republicans alike.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade deal in a generation. The wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership sets new rules for labor and environmental standards and reduces and phases out thousands of tariffs on American producers,…
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate…
While many of us head to beaches or backyard barbecues this weekend, negotiating teams from 12 nations will be busy working on perhaps the most important trade deal of our generation — the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
By George C. Lodge
Lowering trade barriers through the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have little impact on the U.S.’s deteriorating ability to compete in the world economy. In the name of realism and the national interest, is it time for a national economic strategy?…
By PBS NewsHour
Last week, the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s authority to conduct new business expired. Congress is debating whether the government agency, which helps foreign companies buy American goods, should continue to exist. Is it a government giveaway, or a critical competitive tool…
By Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
President Barack Obama's bid for new trade agreements faces big tests in Congress this week, mostly from his fellow Democrats.
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