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Tapping the trades for good jobs and good money

May 23, 2013
Trades like plumbing, welding, and metal work are in heavy demand as the construction industry recovers from the recession.
Posted In: plumber, carpentry, trade, electrician

As Obama visits Mexico, the slippery topic of oil comes up

May 2, 2013
President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, trade

Meet the two new nominees for President Obama's economic team

May 2, 2013
The president has nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department, and Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative.
Posted In: Obama, Commerce Department, trade

U.S.-EU trade deal faces cultural hurdles

Feb 13, 2013
The trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union speech could be profitable for both parties. It may be hard to achieve because of differences in outlook.
Posted In: State of the Union, European Union, trade

NAFTA's 20th birthday -- cause to celebrate?

Jan 1, 2013
Two decades after its passage, the debate continues over the trade pact among the US, Mexico and Canada.
Posted In: trade, NAFTA

Has China's bright future turned dim?

Nov 9, 2012
As China changes leaders this week, opinions on the future of China's economy differ widely among analysts. Those bearish on China say it's crash may already be here.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, trade

What Obama's re-election means to China

Nov 7, 2012
Across the world in China, American expats spent this morning watching election returns at an event hosted by the Shanghai chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Posted In: 2012 election, China, trade, currency

States like Arizona hope to cash in on NAFTA supply chain

Oct 31, 2012
Exports from big states like Texas, California and Michigan have soared since the 1990s when the North American Free Trade Agreement opened U.S. markets to Mexico. But not every state has been as savvy promoting cross-border trade.
Posted In: NAFTA, trade, supply chain, arizona, Mexico, copper

Border town business grapples with Mexican gang violence

Oct 11, 2012
This week Mexican marines took out the leader of one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Zetas. There's some hope this might disrupt their reign of terror there and open up cross-border business and trade.
Posted In: Mexico, war on drugs, texas, trade

China's export strategy prompts a U.S. trade complaint

Sep 17, 2012
China rewards companies for exporting auto parts to other countries, so the U.S. files a complaint with the World Trade Organization, its 15th against China.
Posted In: China, trade, export, auto parts

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