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TPA in the ‘Lame Duck’?

Reposted from World Trade Daily ********* TPA in the ‘Lame Duck’? September 18, 2014 | World Trade Daily House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Ill) told WTD yesterday he sees a real possibility that Congress will vote to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority in the post-election “lame…

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A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next ‘Trade’ Deals

Reposted from the Huffington Post ******* A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next ‘Trade’ Deals Stan Sorscher | September 5, 2014 | Huff Post My job depends on trade. I’m 100 percent in favor of trade. By the same token, we can have good trade policies that raise living…

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MAPI Analysis: U.S. Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19% in Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises 9%

Reposted from Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation ******* MAPI Analysis: U.S. Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19% in Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises 9% August 20, 2014 |MAPI.net The surge in the U.S. trade deficit in manufactures in the second quarter of 2014 and the increase in the Chinese trade surplus…

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Chemical Factory Boom at Risk as U.S. Ethane Heads Abroad

Reposted from Bloomberg **********   Chemical Factory Boom at Risk as U.S. Ethane Heads Abroad Jack Kaskey | September 5, 2014 | Bloomberg When Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) kicked off construction last month of its largest U.S. chemical investment, a trio of factories outside Houston, business unit chief Steven Pryor said he’d…

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Children’s Sunglasses Recalled Because They Contain Lead

Reposted from “All About Vision” ********* Children’s Sunglasses Recalled Because They Contain Lead   Gary Heiting, OD | September 5, 2014 | AllAboutVision.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 20 different children’s sunglass models due to excessive levels of lead in paint that was used to…

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Is This American Academe’s Most Shameful Moment?

Reposted from Forbes ******** Is This American Academe’s Most Shameful Moment? Eamonn Fingleton | August 31, 2014 | Forbes Later this month the Chinese government will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of its worldwide network of Chinese-language training schools. Big deal, you might think, but not everyone is greeting…

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Domestic companies cheer ruling on steel imports

Reposted from Cincinnati.com ********* Domestic companies cheer ruling on steel imports Bowdeya Tweh | August 28, 2014| Cincinnati.com Domestic steelmakers are cheering the recent finding by the International Trade Commission that they’ve been harmed by cheap imports of steel used in oil and gas exploration. The ruling allows the Department…

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Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA

Reposted from Forbes ******** Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA Steve Denning | August 17, 2014 | Forbes An economist is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Old joke based on Oscar Wilde’s quip about a cynic. I recently noted how conventional cost…

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A Hundred Years Of Making Furniture In Southern Virginia. And Then Came China. Review of Factory Man, by Beth Macy

Reposted from King & Spalding’s Trade & Manufacturing Alert ****************   A Hundred Years Of Making Furniture In Southern Virginia. And Then Came China. Review of Factory Man, by Beth Macy Gilbert B. Kaplan | September 2014 | Trade & Mfg Alert Beth Macy’s Factory Man (Little, Brown, 2014) is a great recounting…

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Domestic OCTG Industry Largely Prevails In Trade Cases, But Some Foreign Producers Avoid Duties

Reposted from King & Spalding’s Trade & Manufacturing Alert *********** Domestic OCTG Industry Largely Prevails In Trade Cases, But Some Foreign Producers Avoid Duties Brian E. McGill | September 2014 | Trade & Mfg Alert The domestic industry largely prevailed in trade cases against unfair imports of oil country tubular…

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