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  • Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao will be the guest of President Obama this week for what some US-China experts are calling the most important US visit by a Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping’s groundbreaking trip in 1979. The intrigue then was around the opening-up of the communist giant. But some three decades later the focus is very different, as China becomes an increasingly active and self-confident player both in the international economy and on the global diplomatic stage. Here are seven key questions pertaining to US-China relations in light of President Hu's visit:
    01/18/2011 04:20 pm

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  • Opinion Congress finally gets it: Free trade is good for America

    Despite negative public opinion about open trade, Congress is poised to approve delayed free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. The deals will help the US economy by increasing exports and supporting and creating tens of thousands of jobs.
    10/12/2011 10:29 am

  • Stalled free trade deals now on a fast track, White House says

    Three free trade deals – with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia – will be signed, sealed, and delivered by the middle of next week, predicts White House Chief of Staff William Daley. For Washington, that would be fast work.
    10/06/2011 01:32 pm

  • Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

    After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country’s highways – a key provision of NAFTA.
    07/06/2011 06:48 pm

  • Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao will be the guest of President Obama this week for what some US-China experts are calling the most important US visit by a Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping’s groundbreaking trip in 1979. The intrigue then was around the opening-up of the communist giant. But some three decades later the focus is very different, as China becomes an increasingly active and self-confident player both in the international economy and on the global diplomatic stage. Here are seven key questions pertaining to US-China relations in light of President Hu's visit:
    01/18/2011 04:20 pm

  • Obama's Asia trip: the free trade conundrum

    Obama will press for countries at the G20 summit to adopt measures for addressing trade imbalances. Also, the Obama administration recently stepped up talks with South Korea on modifying the free trade agreement with the US.
    11/10/2010 04:21 pm

  • Cuba travel ban: White House poised to ease restrictions

    The expected order from President Obama would not fully lift the Cuba travel ban, but it would ease the stricter rules put in place during the Bush years. Many expect an announcement by Labor Day.
    08/17/2010 07:20 pm

  • Cuba travel ahead for Americans? House committee advances measure.

    The House Agriculture Committee voted 25 to 20 to recommend legislation to the full House that would lift the Cuba travel ban as well as restrictions on exports of agricultural products.
    06/30/2010 07:59 pm

  • US losing jobs as free trade agreement languishes, Colombia says

    The US has yet to ratify its free trade agreement with Colombia, and Colombia's trade minister is in Washington this week to deliver a message: It's costing the US jobs and exports.
    04/22/2010 03:32 pm

  • Report: China's push to be green tech leader violates WTO accord

    China is protecting its green tech energy industries, says a new report by the National Foreign Trade Council. Moreover, Beijing is ordering big state-owned enterprises to favor Chinese manufacturers in their energy purchases, in violation of its WTO commitments, the report finds.
    03/15/2010 07:58 pm

  • Obama's export goals: Will China trade be a sticking point?

    Unless the US-China trade gap is seriously addressed, some economists say, Obama’s goal of 2 million new trade-related jobs will be unattainable.
    02/04/2010 06:23 pm

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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