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8 Things to Know About Amnesty's Draft Proposal on Sex Work

Confused about the Amnesty International draft proposal? Here are some of the major points, broken down. 1. The proposal does not support forced and underage involvement in the sex trade. Amnesty supports criminal laws against trafficking, coercing individuals into the sex trade, and soliciting sex from minors. Show More Summary

Nat Geo ‘Explorer’ Host Bryan Christy Recalls Run-In With Tanzanian Authorities – TCA

National Geographic Magazine investigative journalist Bryan Christy was so determined to expose the international ivory trade network on the first episode of NatGeo’s returning documentary series Explorer, he wound up being arrested in...Show More Summary

Financial frictions, product quality, and international trade

The production of high-quality goods influences key aspects of countries’ economic performance, including growth and development. This column argues that removing credit market imperfections may help countries transition from the production of low-quality to high-quality goods, especially in industries that are more sensitive to financial frictions.

Claim TPP Promotes Free Trade 'a Myth' - Former UN Delegate

Former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law Professor Raj Bhala says that the claim that the US Export-Import Bank and TPP agreement promote free trade is a myth because they selectively liberalize or manage markets based on what best suits US interests.

Here's each US state's most important international trading partner

International trade is a big part of America's economy, and a factor in each of the fifty state economies that constitute it. The Census Bureau publishes annual figures on each state's international trade. In addition to the top 25 goods...Show More Summary

Brent crude is in a bear market (USO, OIL, VDE, BNO)

Brent crude oil is in a bear market. On Monday afternoon, the international benchmark of oil prices fell more than 2% to close at $53.47 per barrel in futures trading. A bear market is roughly defined as a 20% drop from recent highs....Show More Summary

France Under Fire for Chaos Caused by International Blockades

France is coming in for severe criticism for the traditional centuries-old French practice of "blocage" - using blockades as part of industrial action, which is seen as an impediment to the free movement of people and trade within the EU.

Joe Firestone: Declarations of Dependence: A New e-Book on the Neoliberal Nation-Subjugating “Trade Deals”

By Joe Firestone, Ph.D., Managing Director, CEO of the Knowledge Management Consortium International (KMCI), and Director of KMCI’s CKIM Certificate program. He taught political science as the graduate and undergraduate level and blogs regularly at Corrente, Firedoglake and New Economic Perspectives. Show More Summary

Aust dollar slips in early trade

Local currency loses ground on downbeat international sentiment amid weak economic data.

Scientist Who Studied 9/11 Dust Dies

Paul James Lioy, an environmental scientist known for his analysis of the health effects of the dust produced by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, died this week after collapsing at Newark Liberty International Airport. Show More Summary

Global Gold Price Reaches Five-Year Low

The international price of gold fell 1.41 percent on Friday, to trade at its lowest level since February 2010.

US Concerned About Increased Russia-Iran Trade Cooperation - Senator

Increased trade between Russia and Iran in the wake of the international agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program is a concern for the United States, US Senator Ben Cardin told Sputnik on Thursday.

Sepura Presented with Queen's Award by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire

Sepura was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise, International Trade in April of this year, and earlier today the global leader in critical communications hosted the official presentation ceremony at its head office in Cambridge...

ICAST 2015: 24 New Products from the Biggest Fishing Show of the Year

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show is the biggest and baddest annual collection of new fishing products, and we've rounded up all of our 2015 ICAST video coverage for you right here. RODS AND REELSAbu Garcia...Show More Summary

Fossil fuel emissions threaten to reduce radiocarbon dating reliability

Radiocarbon dating is one of the great tools of science that has allowed archeologists to shed new light on everything from the building of Stonehenge to the beginnings of international trade. However, a new study from the Imperial College...Show More Summary

IBM’s Stumble Casts Long Shadow on Dividend-Growth ETFs

A bad day for International Business Machines (IBM) is translating into a dismal one for investors in some of the market’s largest dividend-growth exchange-traded funds. IBM is down 5.3% in recent trading after the company missed its second-quarter revenue expectations in a late Monday earnings report. Barron’s Tiernan Ray notes that some analysts see some [...]

Fly Reel Review: Orvis Hydros SL

One of my favorite new products introduced at the recent International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show is the Orvis Hydrros SL reel. It didn't win a "best of show" award, but it earned my vote.  And, I am sure it will ultimately be a huge winner in the showcase of public opinion. Show More Summary

Grassroots Power: A Key Part of Winning on Trade

If you've been paying attention to the debate over international trade, you probably know that the progressive movement--including most Democrats in the House and Senate--fiercely opposed fast track legislation which Congress passed in June. Show More Summary

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