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+-*BY:HANS VON DER BURCHARD and MAÏA DE LA BAUME | 5/28/15 at 4:52 pm| Source: POLITICO TTIP WINS KEY PANEL VOTE The Parliament’s trade committee passed a resolution backing the EU-US free trade agreement on Thursday, including a deal on the controversial investor state dispute settlement, after the two main political groups forged a compromise. The panel took Read more »
+-*By :KRISTA HUGHES| 5/27/15 at 7:12 pm| Source: Reuters Majority of Americans back new trade deals: Reuters/lpsos poll A majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement. The House of Read more »
+-*By : Michele Flournoy and Richard Fontaine | 5/26/15 at 7:36 pm| Source: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Economic Growth is a National Security Issue From the polls, one might think that a stark partisan divide has developed about which issue is of greatest importance to the nation. Take The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released earlier this month, Read more »
+-*By : BEN OTTO | 5/23/15 at 8:28 am| Source: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks in ‘Last Stage’ BORACAY, Philippines—Chile says negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are at the final stage, and the passage of a major legislation in the U.S. Friday moves negotiators a step closer to holding concluding meetings. “We are Read more »
+-*By :Alexander Bolton | 5/19/15 at 3:30 pm| Source: The Hill McConnell to seek end to trade debate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expected to file a motion Tuesday to end debate on fast-track trade legislation, which could allow the controversial bill to be approved by the Senate before the Memorial Day recess. “We’re Read more »
+-*By:JONATHAN WEISMAN | 5/19/15 | Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES Debate Over Currency Cheating Intensifies in Trade Talks WASHINGTON — Thirty-six years ago, Japan lowered import tariffs on foreign automobiles to zero, ostensibly opening the world’s fourth-largest auto market to full international competition. Yet United States automakers say 93 percent of the cars on Japan’s well-tended roads Read more »
+-*By:Heidi Przybyla | 5/19/15 at 6:00 am | Source: Bloomberg Politics Broad Coalition Rallies to Defeat Obama on Trade Deal Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, Read more »
+-*By: DOUG PALMER | 5/14/15 2:38 PM EDT | Source: Politico Senate reversal opens debate on key trade bill The Senate voted Thursday to start debate on key trade legislation to “fast-track” a landmark Asia-Pacific free trade deal, reversing an embarrassing setback for President Barack Obama earlier this week and setting the stage for approval of the bill Read more »
+-*By: WILLIAM MAULDIN | 5/6/15 4:47 pm ET | Source: WALL STREET JOURNAL Could ‘Fast Track’ Unravel Wall Street Rules, as Elizabeth Warren Warns? Sen. Elizabeth Warren is raising an unusual alarm over President Barack Obama’s trade push: “Fast track” trade legislation, she says, could help a Republican president eviscerate the financial rules Congress enacted after the financial Read more »
+-*By: Rebecca Christie and Peter Cook | 5/5/15 3:59 PM EDT | Source: BLOOMBERG BUSINESS Obama Doing ‘Formidable Job’ on Trade Powers, EU Official Says U.S. President Barack Obama is working hard to win negotiating powers that will be necessary to strike a trans-Atlantic trade deal, European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Tuesday. Obama needs to convince Congress to Read more »