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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....
  • South Korea ratifies trade deal with U.S. amid tear gas, scuffles

     
    South Korean legislators approved a controversial free-trade deal with the U.S., but the vote provoked pushing and shoving, shouting and screaming, and even tear gas....
  • Toyota to Export U.S.-Built Camrys to South Korea

     
    Toyota announced today it will export Camry sedans from Kentucky and Indiana to South Korea, making it the sixth U.S.-built vehicle the Japanese automaker exports. About 7,000 Camry sedans will ship from assembly plants in Georgetown, Ky., and Lafayette,...
  • Villaraigosa says Asia trip will bring jobs, investment

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said his just-concluded 11-day trade mission ot Asia will bring jobs and investment of the city....
  • Money laundering, tax evasion suck billions from Mexican economy

     
    The Mexican economy is "hemorrhaging" billions of dollars annually because of money laundering, tax evasion and other corruption, a new study has found....