What the world economy might look like without the U.S.

Feb 26, 2018
America is less interested in leading the global economy, says the Peterson Institute president. And that could mean trouble.
“The U.S. doesn't always do the right thing,” says Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “But on average, it both tries to do the right thing and professes to do the right thing more credibly than anybody else.” Above, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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U.S. pullout doesn’t deter aspiring TPP members

May 18, 2017
The remaining members of what would have been the Trans-Pacific Partnership will meet this weekend in Hanoi. Several countries attending the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in the Vietnamese capital will hold discussions about reviving the regional trade agreement. The U.S. may have pulled out of the deal, but there is still a strong desire to […]

China pushes for free trade leadership as U.S. retreats

May 15, 2017
Chinese President Xi JinPing is calling for wider participation in his country’s massive “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure project. Xi hosted a summit in Beijing over the weekend to tout the benefits of the plan, which will expand trade links between China, Asia, Africa and Europe. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration is pushing ahead with its “America […]

NAFTA negotiators could look to TPP for guidance

Apr 27, 2017
After a flurry of news reports that President Trump was considering pulling out of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, he now says he wants to renegotiate the deal. Even fans of NAFTA will admit it’s not perfect, and improving it could involve taking cues from another trade deal Trump bailed out of — […]

Multilateral trade deals? Trump's just not that into them

Mar 3, 2017
Now that the U.S. is out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, what are the benefits of one-on-one negotiations?
President Donald Trump shows the executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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TPP is dead, but US-Japan trade lives on

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

Trump signs away TPP, but will better deals result?

Jan 24, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected to focus more on trade deals with individual countries now that he has ended U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Could the bilateral deals be better for the US than the 12-nation TPP? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

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China bids to become global leader on free trade

Jan 23, 2017
With the U.S. withdrawing from the TPP, what will China do?

China sees opportunity as TPP fades

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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Trump video address raises questions on regulation

Nov 22, 2016
Donald Trump says he’ll start ending regulations on day one in office, but how will it work?
Donald Trump speaks during a Virginia campaign back in September.
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