TPP negotiator attacked by Breitbart rejoining U.S. trade office

Andrew Quinn, a White House trade adviser who has come under fire from conservatives for his role in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is being reassigned to the United States Trade Representative’s office, three administration officials told POLITICO. [ANDREW RESTUCCIA, ALEX ISENSTADT and NAHAL TOOSI] April 6th, 2017 [Politico] The decision comes after Breitbart News and conservatives raised concerns about the…

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When Solar Panels Became Job Killers

WUHAN, China — Russell Abney raised two children on solar power. The 49-year-old Georgia Tech graduate worked for the last decade in Perrysburg, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, pulling a good salary as an equipment engineer for the largest American solar-panel maker. [KEITH BRADSHER] April 8th, 2017 [The New York Times] On the other side of…

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British Trade Boost Shows Currency Devaluation Works

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director Establishment free traders often claim trade policy reform is futile, urging us instead to simply trust the free market. Recent experience in Britain shows that one trade policy—currency devaluation—does work, and pretty quickly too. Despite imports growing more expensive, both consumption and exports increased. The British trade deficit has,…

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Schumer: Trump a ’98-pound weakling’ on China

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday needled President Donald Trump to get tougher on trade with Beijing ahead of the former businessman’s Mar-a-Lago meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. [ ELANA SCHOR and DOUG PALMER] April 5th, 2017 [Politico] Schumer lobbed his latest challenge at Trump alongside Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), both of…

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