Features by Tracey Samuelson

A few dozen protestors gather outside the Atlanta hotel where negotiators are trying the finalize the Transpacific Partnership.

The TPP is still in the works, but not for long

Negotiations, now in Atlanta, may be in the final hours.
Posted In: trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, Atlanta
Oil pumps in operation at an oilfield near central Los Angeles. Domestic oil production has increased dramatically in recent years.

Push to lift ban on crude oil exports gains steam

The ban has been in place for four decades.
Posted In: crude oil, exports, imports
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin toast during a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the 70th annual UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters on Monday in New York City.

Obama and Putin clash over trade at the United Nations

The two take on big issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted In: United Nations, TPP, Obama, Putin, Trans-Pacific Partnership
Pope Francis delivers an address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday in New York City.

The pope has a lot to say about the global economy

Pope Francis is in the U.S. for a few days, and he's talking about our economy.
Posted In: the pope, pope francis, catholicism
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on an Air China Boeing in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, beginning his one-week visit to the U.S.

What happens when 1 billion Chinese start to fly?

Boeing moves to challenge Airbus in China's burgeoning aviation market.
Posted In: China, Boeing, flights

Francis takes America, by the numbers

The pope's trip will draw huge crowds. But it doesn't come cheap.
Posted In: pope francis, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations.

Can Volkswagen regain its customers' confidence?

It is in hot water with regulators and customers after faking emissions data.
Posted In: Volkswagen, EPA, diesel
The Federal Reserve decided to hold its key interest rate locked at zero on Thursday.

Why banks are disappointed in the Fed

With revenues under pressure, commercial lenders had been hoping for a rate hike.
Posted In: Banks, Federal Reserve, interest rates
The Federal Reserve will decide whether to raise interest rates on Thursday.

Here's why an interest-rate increase is inevitable

Sure, cheap money is great. But it can't last forever.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

How does the Federal Reserve raise rates, anyway?

Getting banks and other lenders to fall in line isn't as easy as you might think.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, financial crisis


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