| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation.
The Look South...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home.
A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:49 AM
After months of wrangling, the U.S. and Mexico signed a new tomato trade agreement late Monday, officially suspending an antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from south of the border and raising floor prices for Mexican tomatoes.
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Mitt Romney will seek to bolster his foreign policy credentials in a major speech Monday, two weeks before the GOP presidential nominee takes part in a presidential debate focused on security.
In his remarks, set to take place at the Virginia Military...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Democrat Rick Daugherty will launch his first and only TV ad on the topic that his Republican opponent, Congressman Charlie Dent, will end with: jobs.
Inside a textile factory filled with workers, Daugherty argues the free trade policies that Dent...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:00 PM
As the national economy struggles to find solid footing following the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, candidates for federal office, from the presidential race down to the local congressional races, are locked in a philosophical...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:31 PM
President Obama on Tuesday nominated former Edison International Chairman and Chief Executive John E. Bryson to be Commerce Secretary, tapping an environmental lawyer-turned-corporate executive in hopes of reaching out to a business community that has...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Reporting from Washington -- President Obama won't send three pending free trade agreements to Congress for consideration until lawmakers agree to expand a federal assistance program for American workers affected by the trade deals, administration...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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......