Manufacturers form coalition against China ‘market economy’ status

MANUFACTURERS FORM COALITION AGAINST CHINA ‘MARKET ECONOMY’ STATUS: The U.S. aluminum, steel and textile industries are ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama not to declare China a “market economy” this year, a decision they say would put hundreds of thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs at risk by weakening anti-dumping protections. [Adam Behsudi| March 16, 2016…

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Happy 4th Anniversary Korea US Trade Agreement: Thanks for Doubling our Trade Deficit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Paola Masman, Media Director 202-688-5145 ext 2, [email protected]Download PDF here Washington ~ Today America is celebrating the 4th Anniversary of the Korea-US (KORUS) Trade Agreement with a bilateral trade deficit that doubled. This single cold, hard fact shows that the current Trans-Pacific Partnership promises by the Obama Administration, which are…

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Candidates weaponize free-trade issue

  Hillary Clinton hardened her stance against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement Saturday in a last-ditch effort to prevent Democratic rival Bernie Sanders from riding a wave of populist anger to another victory Tuesday in a key industrial state. [Doug Palmer| March 12, 2016 |Politico] Her comments at a Youngstown, Ohio rally ratcheted up her criticism…

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Which Side Are You On, Hillary?

“We’ve got to stand up for unions,” Hillary Clinton declared in her closing statement during the Democratic debate in Milwaukee last month. The line offered the labor-friendly audience a comforting rebuke to Gov. Scott Walker’s relentless attacks on Wisconsin’s unions. It generated passionate applause. [Dan Kaufman| March 12, 2016 |The New York Times] But Mrs.…

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