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  • Florida Dems split on Colombia trade pact vote

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida members were divided – and for once not entirely along party lines – when the U.S. House approved the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement on Wednesday. Two Florida Democrats...
  • Scott’s new 7-step plan for jobs, slightly different from the last one

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a new 7-step plan for creating jobs at a steel business in Longwood Wednesday, and many of the proposals have been trickling out of his office for weeks. The highlights include plans to shape up troubled...
  • So who’s afraid of trade?

     
    In their futile attempt to block approval of the long-delayed free trade agreements that finally passed Congress on Wednesday, opponents trotted out the well-worn claims about how international commerce is destroying the American economy and middle class....
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's another gray and rainy morning here in the seat of government. Fortunately, we've just the antidote for your blues: A Top Five countdown of the biggest stories making news this 13th day of October.......
  • Casey won't support free trade deals

     
    Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, who has long warned of free trade’s adverse impact on manufacturing jobs, said Wednesday he'd vote against three free trade deals supported by the White House. The trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia....
  • Retail sales up in September

     
    An increase in consumer spending in September is good news because it counteracts concerns that the economy is falling into a recession. Retail sales are a big part of the economy, accounting for 70% of economic activity....
  • Say it ain't so, Joe -- that you oppose free trade

     
    Joe the Plumber -- a.k.a. Samuel Wurzelbacher -- is running for Congress from Ohio. His platform seems to be in tune with the Republican Party -- with one exception. Joe the Plumber opposes free-trade agreements....
  • Japan joins multilateral free-trade talks, hopes to boost economy

     
    Japan announces it will take part in talks about creating a nine-nation free-trade pact. Japan wants to to jumpstart an already moribund economy further crippled by the March earthquake and tsunami....
  • John Boehner calls for firing of Obama's entire economic team; time 'to put grownups in charge'

     
    Full text of the Republican House leader's speech on the economy, demanding the Democrats take responsibility for prolonged unemployment....
  • Drug violence doesn't scare off investors in Mexico, as stocks near all-time high

     
    Mexico’s horrific drug violence has been no impediment for its stock market: The country’s main share index is on the verge of hitting a record high. The Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC index rose Monday for a third consecutive session, gaining......
  • Morelia Film Festival: Collection of shorts looks at Mexican Revolution through contemporary lens

     
    One film is about a woman who is so desperate to get cosmetic dental surgery that she sues her supermarket employer because she is paid partly in vouchers she can only redeem at her job. Another is about a young Mexican American woman who must find a...
  • Giannoulias and Kirk swing away in final Senate debate

     
    UPDATE at 9:25 p.m. by Rick Pearson and Oscar Avila Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk acted amicably at the beginning and end of their last debate in the U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday, but filled the rest of the......