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  • Obama administration wants assistance package for workers before moving trade deals

    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...
  • Juanita M. Kreps dies at 89; first female secretary of Commerce

    Juanita M. Kreps dies at 89; first female secretary of Commerce
    Juanita M. Kreps, a Duke University economist and administrator who became the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of Commerce, died Monday in Durham, N.C., after a long illness, the school announced. She was 89. Kreps was the Commerce secretary...
  • Miguel de la Madrid dies at 77; former president of Mexico

    Miguel de la Madrid dies at 77; former president of Mexico
    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...
  • China calls on U.S. to oppose currency legislation

     
    China warned the U.S. against trade protectionism hours after the Senate passed a proposed bill that would slap tariffs on Chinese goods over its perceived under-valued currency. In a written statement posted on its website, China's Foreign Ministry urged...
  • New home construction surges in September; recovery still elusive

     
    New residential construction surged 15% in September, turning in its best performance in 17 months, though economists warned that a housing recovery has yet to take hold....
  • Construction spending and manufacturing growing -- slightly

     
    Commerce Department and Institute for Supply Management numbers show that construction spending and manufacturing are up....
  • 2011 Presidents Cup TV schedule on NBC and Golf Channel

     
    By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuideTom Those looking for a links fix today might end up entering spectator rehab next week after Golf Channel and NBC combine to air more than 50 hours of live coverage of The Presidents Cup from Australia. Taking place at the...
  • How solid are those platform planks?

     
    There are suffocating levels of institutional, bureaucratic, political, and public opinion pressure that simply don't allow a president to stray too far from the status quo. Even if Rick Perry were serious about eliminating the Commerce Department, for...
  • Romney names National Hispanic Steering Committee

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has released the names of a 28-member National Hispanic Steering Committee that includes prominent Latinos from all over the country and Puerto Rico. Central Floridians on the list are former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,...
  • Q&A with FBN's Gerri Willis on the downgrade and what you should do

     
    The financial week starts tonight in Asia. What should Americans focus on in turbulent times? FBN anchor Gerri Willis offers insight and advice....
  • Fewer exports push trade deficit to highest level since 2008

     
    U.S. manufacturers are in a bind as fewer sales of domestic goods such as semiconductors and raw cotton caused the trade deficit to jump to its highest level since 2008, according to a Commerce Department report. Though imports shrank to $223.9 billion in...
  • The Ames Republican debate transcript: Everything they said that you missed

     
    Full text of the Ames Republican Debate on Fox News Channel....