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    Obama on Trans-Pacific trade talks: `I should have been there'

    President Barack Obama said today that his absence at trade talks in Bali won't have lasting damage but represented a lost opportunity in his bid to wrap up the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. "I should have been there," Obama ...

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12:48 PM

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    Bad news for U.S. burley growers: Europe bans most tobacco additives

    Delivering a blow to the U.S. tobacco industry, the European Parliament today voted to ban the use of most additives and flavorings used to improve the taste of cigarettes. Kentucky burley growers had lobbied against the measure, fearing the ne...

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

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    U.S. tobacco growers fear loss of cigarette sales in Europe

    Jonathan Shell acknowledges that smoking isn’t good for you, but he says growing 190 acres of burley tobacco on his family’s farm in Lancaster, Ky., has provided a long list of benefits.

    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

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    Obama urged to slow down on Pacific Rim trade deal

    As President Barack Obama heads to Bali this weekend to tout more global trade with Asia, critics today delivered a very different message: Slow down. Larry Cohen, president of the Communication Workers of America, worried how the U.S. can do mo...

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

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    Despite government shutdown, top U.S. trade officials keep traveling abroad

    While President Barack Obama chose to shorten part of his long-planned trip to Asia in response to the government shutdown, his top trade officials are still doing plenty of travel abroad. Next week, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative p...

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

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    Are Europeans ready for a less precautionary approach to trade?

    Why won’t Europeans eat American chicken? Blame it on the “precautionary principle.” It’s a time-honored approach to trade in Europe, the idea that policy decisions don’t have to be based solely on science. A suspe...

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:19 PM

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    Shutdown will mean furloughs, fewer services, and closed museums and parks

    A broad swath of the public might not even notice the partial shutdown of the federal government Tuesday, but many federal employees, government contractors and users of government services are likely to feel the pain.

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

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    Study says Chinese trade is hurting U.S. workers

    Trade with China is driving down U.S. wages and resulting in big job losses for Americans, according to a study released today by a Democratic-leaning Washington think tank.

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:50 PM

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    Tribe hopeful its long wait for dam payment will end

    For President Truman, Washington state’s Grand Coulee Dam helped end World War II by powering the Hanford nuclear plant, which provided the plutonium used to bomb Nagasaki. For the Spokane Tribe, the dam’s construction brought only h...

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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    Exports will suffer if farm bill allowed to expire on Tuesday, study says

    A new study warns that exports will fall if Congress allows the farm bill to expire as scheduled on Tuesday.

    Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM

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