Updates

08/17/11
Daniel Denvir, Gaurdian.co.uk While on a bus tour this week across a midwest ravaged by deindustrialisation, President Barack Obama has ironically been touting job-killing free trade agreements.
08/16/11
Michele Nash-Hoff, Savingusmanufacturing.com Since the year 2000, the United States has lost over 5.5 million manufacturing jobs, nearly 50,000 manufacturing companies, and racked up an annual trade deficit with China of $273 million in 2010, up from $83.8 million in 2000. These escalating trade deficits with China have far-reaching effects, particularly on American workers. This article will examine the impact of free trade with China as documented in two of the annual reports submitted to Congress by the bi-partisan, 12 member U. S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).
08/16/11
Michele Nash-Hoff, Huffington Post Since the year 2000, the United States has lost over 5.5 million manufacturing jobs, nearly 50,000 manufacturing companies, and racked up an annual trade deficit with China of $273 million in 2010, up from $83.8 million in 2000. These escalating trade deficits with China have far-reaching effects, particularly on American workers. This article will examine the impact of free trade with China as documented in two of the annual reports submitted to Congress by the bi-partisan, 12 member U. S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).
08/16/11
Mike Lillis, The Hill Two House Democrats are urging colleagues to buck the Obama administration and kill a pending free-trade deal with South Korea.
08/15/11
Linda Chavez-Thompson, San Antonio Express The only thing Texas needs more than rain is jobs. But instead of focusing on job creation, Congress is poised to consider three NAFTA–style trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia that will kill more Texas jobs.
08/15/11
William Lucy, Cleveland.com We worked our way up. The bustling factories of Cleveland not only produced quality American goods, but good jobs that created a black middle class. These were jobs that workers fought to organize and unionize. Because of their struggle, they attained living wages and benefits so that the workers who followed would be able to provide a decent living for their families. Now, merely decades later, the Great Recession and continuing jobs crisis have pulled many working families back into the struggle against poverty.
08/15/11
Ian Fletcher, IndustryWeek One point seems largely to have been missed in recent weeks, amid all the excitement over the federal budget and the sovereign-debt crises in Europe: free trade is largely the root cause of all these problems. So let's trace the causation for a minute.
08/15/11
Yuko Inoue and Julie Gordon, Reuters Japanese manufacturers concerned about China's restrictive export quotas on essential rare earths may have found a way to resolve their supply concerns -- relocate production to China.
08/15/11
Steve Jordon, Omaha World Herald Overland Products Co.'s metal-stamping business in Fremont, Neb., has beefed up its ability to compete with foreign manufacturers over the past five years with about $30,000 in federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms.
08/11/11
Zoe Tillman, The National Law Journal A class action filed Wednesday accuses Bank of America Corp. of putting the privacy of its customers' financial data at risk of U.S. government surveillance by transferring service calls to overseas call centers.

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