Italian oil executives visit Tehran, scouting out deals. French farmers and fisheries discuss technological exchanges with their Iranian counterparts. Pakistan prepares to lay down a major oil pipeline through Iran, while rival India opens talks with Iranian officials about developing a major port in the Gulf of Oman to ship Indian goods to Afghanistan.
Business & Economy
Conflicting public opinions of the effects of international free trade agreements are spurring doubts over a potential deal President Obama is pushing with countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Labor leaders in Los Angeles who pushed for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 are now seeking an exemption — for unionized companies.
President Obama is doing for the Internet what he did for health care: making things worse. His slogan should be “Change you can deceive in.”
After a victory in the Senate, President Obama’s push for a huge free-trade deal with Asia faces a higher hurdle in the House, where an unusual coalition of conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats oppose granting him more executive power.