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07/25/11
David Barboza and Azam Ahmed, The New York Times It was the hot new thing on Wall Street — one of those exotic investments that seem to promise untold riches for the lucky few.
07/22/11
Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer atmosphere for Colombian union leaders and workers as a primary reason for finally pushing the deal through.
07/22/11
John Luan and Cecilia Zarate-Luan, The Bellingham Herald In the coming days, the U.S. Congress will be debating a free trade deal between the United States and Colombia. The agreement, if finalized, will have a negative impact on both countries.
07/22/11

LaToya Egwuekwe, MRO Magazine To reveal atrocities surrounding the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) now under Congressional debate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today released a slideshow exposing Colombia’s heinous treatment of its workers and trade unionists.

07/22/11
Peter Morici, Real Clear Markets America's finances are headed for a train wreck.
07/22/11
GWDToday.com A group of Greenwood Mills employees delivered a textile industry petition today to Representative Jeff Duncan's District Director, Rick Adkins. The textile industry petition, signed by 308 Greenwood Mills workers, calls on Representative Duncan to vote against the U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement when it comes before Congress.
07/22/11
Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum The World Trade Organization just ruled against the United States again. A "dispute resolution panel" of WTO representatives from Pakistan, Portugal and Switzerland ruled that U.S. laws requiring Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) violate free trade.
07/22/11
Clyde Prestowitz, Foreign Policy If you want to know why the U.S. economy is in trouble you need look no further than the latest exhibition of U.S. trade inanity recently on display in Zambia.
07/21/11
Steven J. D'Amico, The Sun Chronicle Long before 2008, when Wall Street's unchecked greed brought the world's economy to its knees, we in the middle class could feel our future slipping away. We knew that we were working longer and harder - we could clearly see that even with two salaries, most families had less disposable income than families did in the '60s and '70s when one income was the norm. We knew that good quality jobs were harder to find and hold. And we knew that a big reason we were falling behind was a flawed trade policy that shipped many of our jobs overseas.
07/21/11
Clyde Prestowitz, Foreign Policy The plot of the story of the new made-in-China Oakland Bay Bridge has begun to thicken. Further digging has uncovered additional flaws in the rationale for having a major part of one of the United States' biggest infrastructure projects outsourced to China.

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