U.S. Trade Chief Says “Buy American” In Line With WTO

The following article from Reuters appeared on July 22, 2009.  SINGAPORE - The United States wants a robust trade policy that is in the interest of its people and the "Buy American" cam...

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Morici: 7.27.09: Economic Talks with China Not Likely to Accomplish Much

The following was written by Peter Morici, a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland School, and the former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. ...

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How a Foreign VAT Caused Revere Copper’s New Bedford, MA Plant To Close

by Brian O'Shaughnessy CPA Chief Co-Chair and Manufacturing Co-Chair and Chairman of the Board, Revere Copper Products, Inc.   There is a lot of talk recently about a Value Added Tax, or the VAT....

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China dominates U.S. non-oil trade deficit in 2009

The following was written by Robert E. Scott of the Economic Policy Institute and can be found here.  The large U.S. trade deficit in goods peaked in 2008, but has declined sharply thus far in 20...

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Sociology Today: Why economists are conformists

We hear economists talking about how free trade is win-win, and giving support to the pedestrian "Economics 101" crowd who lecture us with rhetoric while the data undercuts them.  But t...

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Smart Trade: Fixing Illinois’ Economy

JOIN US A PRESENTATION BY THE COALITION FOR A PROSPEROUS AMERICA (CPA) HOSTED BY THE TOOLING AND MANUFACTURING ASSOCIATION   A Special Presentation by Michael Stumo (CPA CEO) and Sara Haimowitz...

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CPA Press Release: Testimony on ITAC System

July 23, 2009 Contact: Michael Stumo, CEO tel: 413.854.2580 cpa@prosperousamerica.org CPA Tells Congress More Domestic Producer Representation Needed on Industry Trade Advisory Committees The Co...

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R-CALF: USDA Kowtows to Canada’s Threats

The following is a press release from R-CALF USA (Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the continued profita...

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Will the Real New Dems Please Stand Up?

The following article appeared in "Eyes on Trade", Public Citizen's Blog on Globalization and Trade. It can be found here.  The (New) Democratic Leadership Council has just put a 14-pag...

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Partisanship in South Korea, Oh My

Partisanship sometimes looks nasty here.  But we have nothing on South Korea. Hundreds of competing lawmakers screamed and wrestled in South Korea's parliament Wednesday as a rivalry over conten...

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