The U.S. government has long recognized that while freer trade would bring broad benefits to Americans through lower prices on everything from clothing to TV sets, there would be real costs. And they would be concentrated in certain parts of…
By Kristen Doerer
The Obama administration has given up on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region, according to The Wall Street Journal.
What is President-elect Donald Trump's plan for the economy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with economic historian Adam Tooze to discuss.
"The right question is not whether trade is good or bad for the United States," writes Edward Alden in his book "Failure to Adjust," but "whether the United States has used the new opportunities created by international trade to boost…
By Benn Steil and Emma Smith
Trade deficits, you see, do not just disappear and tax revenues soar because you block imports. Donald Trump needs a new big idea.
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
President Barack Obama on Friday lifted U.S. economic sanctions on the former pariah state of Myanmar, the culmination of years of rapprochement that Obama has worked to facilitate.
By Vikram Mansharamani
The potential ripples of this far-off event are a useful reminder of how interconnected our daily lives are with global developments.
Trade economist Gordon Hanson says American blue-collar jobs have gone away as a result of China's rise, but not because of unfair trade practices.
Economics correspondent Paul Solman traveled to the Keystone suit plant outside of Cleveland, Ohio, to discuss Hillary Clinton's stance on trade with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown…
By PBS NewsHour
This year’s presidential election has emphasized the trio of trade, globalization and jobs. For the next three weeks, Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman will dive into the candidates’ perspectives on these issues. He starts with Donald Trump, whose trade rhetoric tends…
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