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Cuba has filed its first legal challenge with the World Trade Organization, joining the fight against Australia's tough tobacco packaging laws, the Geneva-based trade body announced Monday.
It was one of the best one-liners of any recent State of the Union address: President Obama, joking about government waste, said the Commerce Department is in charge of salmon fishing in saltwater, the Interior Department handles them when they’re in freshwater — “and I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked.”
Americans call it piracy. Antiguans call it justice.
The Senate is set to endorse legislation that both normalizes trade with Russia and highlights the discord between the two countries over human rights issues.
As the great-grandson of Lithuanian immigrants (and having visited Lithuania several times to see friends and cousins), I am quite concerned about the cost overruns, stringent European Union regulations and tactical inexperience that are hindering efforts to dismantle the Soviet-era nuclear power plant in Visaginas ("Lithuanians near old nuclear plant fear for their lives," Web, Sunday).
General Motors says it has received $11 billion in credit lines from 35 financial institutions in 14 countries, boosting its available cash and credit to more than $42 billion.
The 35-hour work week? Untouchable. The social safety net? Untrimmable.
China's biggest rare earths producer has suspended production in an effort to shore up plunging prices of the materials used by makers of mobile phones and other high-tech products.
China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, says a report by a congressional commission.
China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, a report by a congressional commission says.
The European Union said Thursday it is seeking up to $12 billion per year in sanctions from the United States as part of a long-running dispute involving government subsidies to plane makers Airbus and Boeing, the World Trade Organization said Thursday.
Judging by the stock market, you'd think the U.S. economy was back in party mode.
China has cut the number of permits for rare earths mining in a new move to tighten controls over the exotic minerals needed to manufacture mobile phones, electric cars and other high-tech goods.
President Obama used a campaign stop in Ohio on Monday to take aim at China and Mitt Romney by announcing a trade complaint against China for subsidizing auto parts made for export and amplifying attacks on Mr. Romney's investments in companies that ship jobs overseas.
China filed a World Trade Organization case Monday challenging U.S. anti-dumping measures on billions of dollars of kitchen appliances, paper and other goods, adding to worsening trade strains as global demand weakens.