May 11, 2015

Obama hits liberal left's Warren on trade as Senate readies debate

As the Senate prepares to debate his trade agenda, President Barack Obama is sharpening his criticism of a vocal opponent on the left. In a weekend interview with Yahoo Politics, the president said Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is factually wrong and politically ...

Obama says TPP will be a good thing for U.S. exporters

May 9, 2015

Obama says TPP will be a good thing for U.S. exporters

President Barack Obama pressed his case for a U.S.-led Pacific free trade pact on Friday, telling an event in Oregon that a deal will help American exporters to countries such as Japan by removing tariffs and simplifying customs. Obama made his pitch for sealing ...

May 6, 2015

Report: 'Legal firewall' shields Chinese firms from lawsuits

Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says. The report published Tuesday by the U.S.-China Economic Security Commission says that Chinese companies operating in the U.S. have ...

Drones and dogs in guacamole-saving battle

Apr 29, 2015

Drones and dogs in guacamole-saving battle

by Tamara Lush

With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world’s supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South ...

No trade breakthrough likely during Abe's U.S. visit: White House

Apr 25, 2015

No trade breakthrough likely during Abe's U.S. visit: White House

The White House on Friday dashed hopes of a breakthrough on U.S.-Japan trade when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in Washington next week, further delaying a major 12-nation Pacific trade pact. “We’re not there yet,” said Caroline Atkinson, Obama’s deputy ...

Apr 21, 2015

U.S. business group in China urges more transparency, access

The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country’s investment climate deteriorates. The chamber said in its annual white paper that its members wanted to see the government apply ...

Apr 20, 2015

Japan, U.S. trade chiefs continue TPP talks ahead of summit

Trade chiefs from Japan and the United States continued negotiations on Monday that could pave the way to conclude the proposed 12-country Pacific free trade deal, seeking to resolve outstanding issues before their leaders’ summit in about a week. The second day of negotiations ...