- Congressman apologizes for cribbed language in op-ed piece Updated: May-06-15 1:25 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Rep. Ami Bera is apologizing for a Sacramento Bee opinion piece that cribbed language from a White House report and groups supporting President Obama's trade agenda.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Reid sounds resigned on trade fast track Updated: May-05-15 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them.
- New sidewalk expands public access to World Trade Center Updated: May-05-15 5:05 pm
NEW YORK - Pedestrians can now walk straight through the heart of the rebuilt World Trade Center by using a new sidewalk.
- Connecticut lawmakers grapple with ivory, rhino tusk ban Updated: May-05-15 4:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are wrestling with a bill that bans the import, sale and purchase of ivory or rhinoceros horns, with some voicing concern about the impact on collectors whose treasures could be rendered worthless.
- EU competition watchdog eyes McDonald's over taxes Updated: May-05-15 11:35 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's in its sights.
- US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion Updated: May-05-15 10:34 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter.
- Va. trade reps from around globe to meet with producers Updated: May-05-15 3:29 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The state's agricultural trade representatives are heading back to Virginia to meet one-on-one with producers.
- Otter to lead businesses on trade mission to Peru, Mexico Updated: May-04-15 3:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will lead a group of Idaho-based business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico next week.
- US factory orders rise in March for first time in 8 months Updated: May-04-15 10:22 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories rose in March for the first time since last July, breaking a long stretch of weakness in manufacturing.
- Boehner: Clinton needs to bring Democrats along on trade Updated: May-03-15 9:05 am
- Florida growers worry about Cuban imports Updated: May-02-15 12:41 pm
WINTER HAVEN, Florida - Some of Florida's agriculture experts say normalizing relations with Cuba could threaten the state's citrus and vegetable crops.
- Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election Updated: May-02-15 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home.
- Once cleared, ex-Goldman Sachs programmer now convicted anew Updated: May-01-15 11:07 pm
NEW YORK - A computer programmer accused of stealing confidential Goldman Sachs computer code was found guilty Friday for a second time, after being convicted, cleared and then charged anew by a different prosecutor.
- Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit Updated: May-01-15 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday.
- Obama to talk trade in visit to Oregon, Nike Updated: Apr-30-15 5:28 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - President Barack Obama will campaign for free trade legislation during his Oregon trip next week.
- Obama under pressure to beef up Democratic support for trade Updated: Apr-30-15 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders say GOP votes alone won't pass trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama and are urging the White House to put more pressure on reluctant Democrats to lend their support.
- Boehner: Killing Export-Import Bank risks thousands of jobs Updated: Apr-30-15 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Thousands of jobs would "disappear pretty quickly" if the Export-Import Bank were to expire abruptly when its charter runs out at the end of June, House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday.
- Jordan's overland trade paralyzed by Iraq, Syria border woes Updated: Apr-30-15 3:08 am
JABER CROSSING, Jordan - Jordan's overland trade has largely been paralyzed by recent border attacks from insurgents in neighboring Syria and Iraq - a spillover of regional turmoil threatening a close Western ally that has thus far succeeded in fending off Islamic militants.
- Port Authority marks milestone with meeting at trade center Updated: Apr-30-15 1:38 am
NEW YORK - The view from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's new offices at 4 World Trade Center encompasses the new and the old, the real and the imagined.
- Why some trends sapping US growth may persist, others won't Updated: Apr-30-15 12:05 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy nearly stopped growing in the January-March quarter, squeezed by a combination of factors that will either fade (a harsh winter) or persist (a stronger dollar).
- Export freeze sows bitterness in Venezuela chocolate trade Updated: Apr-29-15 7:00 pm
EL CLAVO, Venezuela - William Machado worked all winter harvesting palm-sized yellow cacao pods and drying the flavorful beans inside. He's part of a chocolate trade that is one of this South American county's most prized industries, but Machado increasingly fears his hard work may be in vain, squandered by a freeze on exports.
- LePage to lead trade mission to Japan and China this fall Updated: Apr-29-15 10:29 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage will lead a trade mission to Japan and China this fall.
- Mississippi governor and Israeli ambassador push trade Updated: Apr-28-15 7:27 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Leaders of Israel and Mississippi say they want to increase what is now a tiny trade between the Magnolia State and Middle Eastern nation, building an economic relationship on top of political ties.
- Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary Updated: Apr-28-15 11:05 am
WASHINGTON - On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.
- Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship Updated: Apr-28-15 3:38 am
BANGKOK - After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance even from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank.