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The Leaks Go On: Before Another Secret Round of Negotiations on the Proposed "Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)," WikiLeaks Releases Even More New Hidden Documents

The 18th round of negotiations on a secret deal to limit public oversight over the services economy starts today at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, and negotiators will have a new item on their agenda: how to deal withShow More Summary

Will TPP Give Corporations the Upper Hand Over Nations?

Over 1500 organizations, including labor unions and environmental groups, have called on the US Congress to reject the hotly-debated TPP deregulation deal. Radio Sputnik discussed the controversial trade deal with one of its harshest critics, US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Organic Trade Meets in D.C. as Battle Brews Over Standards

It's "Organic Week" again in Washington, D.C., and attendees of the "signature policymaking event" for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) have much to celebrate. Last week, the OTA, the leading voice for the organic industry, announced...Show More Summary

WTO sees Brexit costing UK billions in trade tariffs: FT

GENEVA (Reuters) - Leaving the European Union would cost British consumers 9 billion pounds ($13.2 billion) in annual additional import tariffs, World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo said in an interview published by the Financial Times on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Leary absent from OTAs, wants Cowboys to trade him

Cowboys guard Ronald Leary is staying away from the team’s organized team activity (OTA) practices because he wants to be traded, per multiple reports. Leary signed his restricted free-agent tender worth $2.553 million in hopes of facilitating a trade, possibly during the draft, and the Cowboys took some calls from interested teams. But no deal…

Moving day for IBMA

The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting in Owensboro, KY and in […]

World Trade Center observatory marks 1-year anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a year since the observatory at One World Trade Center opened to the public. The attraction, called One World Observatory, opened on May 29, 2015. Organizers say 1,776 members of the public got tickets through a lottery to attend an anniversary open house on Tuesday. The observatory is on […]

Will the US Undermine the World Trade Organization?

Following the Berlin Wall's fall, the United States drove the creation of the World Trade Organization and its tribunal, the Appellate Body. The tribunal rose quickly to prominence for its clarification of WTO rules and its resolution of trade disputes. Show More Summary

Embraer Sees Bombardier As Government Owned Company In Aircraft Competition

Embraer’s grousing over Bombardier’s deal with Delta Air Lines as the result of unfair competition continues, with threats of asking the Brazilian government to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization. Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation at a press conference to announce US$2.94 billion jet [...]

A Humble Sam Bradford Illustrates Why Holdouts And Trade Demands Are Risky Negotiation Techniques

Now that we’ve finished the week where organized team activities (“OTAs”) have resumed for the upcoming NFL season, we can reflect on negotiation failures and lessons to be learned from them (F & L’s). Starting at quarterback for the top F &Ls going into the OTAs is quarterback Sam Bradford. He [...]

Pat Buchanan on the Republican Party's historical opposition to free trade deals

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Arch-conservative Patrick J Buchanan's May column in American Conservative (an organ he founded) traces the history of the Republican Party's position on free trade, arguing that the "party of Lincoln" opposed free trade deals from its first days (Lincoln: "I am in favor of a national bank... Show More Summary

There's an 'erotic eggplant' for sale in New Zealand, for obvious reasons

An " Erotic Eggplant" is for sale on New Zealand auction site Trade Me. No prizes for guessing why. "For sale, a freshly picked phallic aubergine. Totally organic, satisfaction guaranteed. All proceeds to Charity," the listing's description reads. SEE ALSO: When to use the heart: 14 guidelines for emoji etiquette The "Erotic Eggplant" on sale. Show More Summary

Why Organizations Cannot Thrive Without Purpose

How should businesses make decisions? The textbook answer is to do a calculation -- to trade off the costs and benefits. For investment decisions, this is difficult, because the benefits are uncertain. But for tangible investments, such...Show More Summary

Report: Eagles got calls about trading Darren Sproles during draft

Running back Darren Sproles isn’t taking part in organized team activities with his Eagles teammates on Tuesday and it appears that there’s a chance he won’t be teammates with those players for too much longer. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Eagles received calls from other teams during the draft about trading for…

United States To China: Eat More Chicken! (As Long As It's Ours)

Cartoon by Stephanie McMillan The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Chinese tariffs on American chicken, particularly chicken feet. Cartoon by Stephanie McMillan. See more cartoons:How Will The Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Fare In The Era of Apple Pay?

Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. Show More Summary

Togo’s chocolate surge a sweet deal for farmers

Togolese cocoa farmers are looking at organic farming and fair-trade labels to give added value to their products. ||| London - Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western...Show More Summary

China complains to WTO that U.S. fails to implement tariff ruling

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another sign of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States, Beijing told the World Trade Organization on Friday that Washington was failing to implement a WTO ruling against punitive U.S. Show More Summary

Child Miners Supplying Western Corporations

Above: Children mining gold in Mali, more beneficiaries of free trade Once again, industry must be held legally accountable for their supply chains. This week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has a chance to do something about this. The OECD hosts a forum at its headquarters in Paris, assessing whether current sourcing […]

Terrorists Switch to Illicit Gold Trade From Drugs to Finance Activities

Terrorist organizations, particularly in Columbia, have been switching to illicit gold trade from narcotics to fund their activities, George Mason University Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center Director Louise Shelley said on Thursday.

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