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Obama trip stirs emotions over Asia trade pact

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Reposted from Politico ***** Obama trip stirs emotions over Asia trade pact Doug Palmer  |  April 21, 2014  |  Politico President Barack Obama’s abilities as negotiator-in-chief for the United States will be put to the test this week on a trip to Asia that could set the stage for the…

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Levin Remarks on Trade at Center for American Progress

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A Press Release from the Office of Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin ***** Levin Remarks on Trade at Center for American Progress April 9, 2014 The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Role of Congress WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today gave…

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Treasury decision on China currency will cost U.S. jobs: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement

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Reposted from the blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing ***** Treasury decision on China currency will cost U.S. jobs: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement Alliance for American Manufacturing  |  April 15th, 2014 The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released its ‘Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange…

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San Diego’s Maritime Industry is Becoming Increasingly Important to the Region

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Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** San Diego’s Maritime Industry is Becoming  Increasingly Important to the Region While we all know that San Diego has a world-class port that is the gateway to the Pacific and the growing markets of Asia and Latin America, most don’t realize that its maritime industry “represents…

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Morici: Tax Reform — Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether

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Reposted from The Street ******** Morici: Tax Reform — Eliminate the Income Tax and IRS Altogether Peter Morici | February 27, 2014 | The Street NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Americans desperately want a fairer tax system and relief from arbitrary treatment by the IRS. True reform requires simply junking the…

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We are in danger of losing our country’s assets!

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Reposted from savingusmanufacturing.com ***** We are in danger of losing our country’s assets! April 9th, 2014  |  savingusmanufacturing.com We Americans blithely ignore the long-term effects of allowing foreign corporations to purchase the assets of our country in the form of companies, land, and resources. We are selling off our ability…

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Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Went Up Again In February

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Reposted from Campaign for America’s Future ***** Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Went Up Again In February Dave Johnson  |  April 3, 2014  |  Campaign for America’s Future Today’s February trade deficit report shows that exports fell, which costs jobs, and imports increased, which costs jobs. The U.S. international goods and services trade…

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U.S. steelmakers accuse South Korea of dumping

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Reposted from the Independent Business Journal ***** U.S. steelmakers accuse South Korea of dumping March 25, 2014  |  Independent Business Journal U.S. Steel Corp., the largest U.S. producer of the metal by volume, said South Korea is dumping steel pipes and tubes in the U.S. South Korean steelmakers created a…

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Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to Women’s Higher Pay

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Reposted from Bloomberg News ***** Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to Women’s Higher Pay Katherine Peralta and Jennifer Ryan  |  March 26, 2014  |  Bloomberg News Sylas DeMello got her start in construction as a child pouring the foundation and nailing boards for her family’s deck with her father…

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Labor Force Participation Doesn’t Mean What It Used to

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Reposted from FiveThirtyEight ***** Labor Force Participation Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Ben Casselman  |  March 26, 2014  |  FiveThirtyEight As I wrote Wednesday, the U.S. labor force is shrinking. To see why it’s important, let’s talk about how economists have historically looked at the labor market and how that’s…

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