Aug 17, 2016

Panasonic eyes trial sales of tomato-harvesting robot

Panasonic Corp. will begin selling tomato-harvesting robots on a trial basis around 2019 amid a shortage of farmers and an aging agricultural population, a company official said. The equipment is being developed under a government-sponsored national project to use technology to make Japanese farm ...

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Aug 12, 2016

Clinton vows to stand up to China, oppose TPP if elected

Hillary Clinton struck a tough tone on global economic issues Thursday, saying she would defend U.S. interests against China and oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership as president. The presidential candidate was speaking to a crowd in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, just three days ...

Aug 6, 2016

U.S. House will not vote on TPP Asia trade bill this year

Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that the House of Representatives will not vote this year on the sweeping TPP Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by President Barack Obama. The Wisconsin Republican is a longtime proponent of free trade, but he said Obama made mistakes in ...

Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions

Jul 27, 2016

Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Dem, GOP conventions

It is 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions. In Philadelphia this week, opponents interrupted Democratic National Convention speakers with chants of “No TPP” and expressed relief that ...