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A melting Arctic could be key to faster global internet

by Molly Wood Sep 26, 2018
With the rise of big data, the internet of things and automated factories, existing internet infrastructure's getting clogged.
Jussi Pekka Joensuu, an adviser for Cinia, holds up a piece of internet sea cable at Cinia's offices in Helsinki. Most global internet communications travel on the 745,000 miles of sea cables buried beneath the ocean floor.
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How “Brand America” is perceived as Trump travels to Asia

by Aaron Schrank Nov 3, 2017
President Donald Trump leaves today on an 11-day trip to Asia, by way of Hawaii. It will be his longest foreign trip as president and the longest visit to the region by any U.S. president in 25 years. The schedule…

TPP is dead, but US-Japan trade lives on

by Mark Garrison Feb 9, 2017
Prime Minister Abe will meet with President Trump tomorrow.

China sees opportunity as TPP fades

by Adam Allington Jan 4, 2017
With TPP's demise, China promotes it's own agenda therous called R-CEP.
An protestor holds an anti-TPP sign at the Democratic National Convention. 
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How trade and technology changed the textile industry

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 11, 2016
Many jobs were lost. But manufacturers have reinvented themselves to compete.
A patterned Sunbrella cloth in production.
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The TPP's economic impact

by Tracey Samuelson May 19, 2016
The numbers are big. But also small. We explain.
Thousands of truck-sized 30-ton shipping containers are stacked aboard the Hanjin Oslo freighter in the Port of Los Angeles in 2002.
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The stakes as Obama hosts an Asian summit

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 15, 2016
The challenge for southern states is aligning political and economic goals.

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Free trade on the agenda for Obama's Asia trip

by Nova Safo Nov 7, 2014
A deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be seen by many as a win.

President Obama travels east, still pledging a 'pivot'

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 21, 2014
The President will visit East Asia this week – stopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

Oil and gas will drive future control of the South China Sea

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 25, 2014
A new book explores the possible disputes over who owns the South China Sea, and its oil reserves.

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