Who is Killing American Manufacturing?

  United Technologies, Cardone and Dematic announced recently they will move plants to Mexico cutting 3,700  U.S. jobs.  In the week before Valentine’s Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was shipping their factories, their jobs,…

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Economic Populism at the Primaries

  A week ago Sunday, one of the two eventual winners of the New Hampshire primaries assailed the power of corporate lobbyists over the U.S. government, labelling them “bloodsuckers.” He attacked defense contractors for forcing the government to buy missiles it didn’t need. He blasted oil companies and insurers. And he vowed to use the…

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U.S. Negotiator Holds Open Possibility That TTIP May Not Conclude In 2016

  Updated: BRUSSELS — In a closed-door meeting with European business representatives here Tuesday (Feb. 23), U.S. chief negotiator Dan Mullaney appeared to back off the administration’s publicly stated goal of concluding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in 2016, leaving open the possibility that the talks would not finish in that timeframe, according to…

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TPP will kill Montana agriculture

  Recently the U.S. trade representative signed a multinational trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership. To be finalized, Congress has to ratify it. [Steve Charter| February, 15 2016 |Independent Record] As a rancher, I am not only concerned by the TPP, I am outraged by what it would mean to this country. I can’t…

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