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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Germany’s sun king seeks to rebuild empire from the US

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | International Trade

German solar energy pioneer Frank Asbeck is betting that the United States can rehabilitate him and his company SolarWorld, which he rescued from the jaws of insolvency two years ago, making himself an industry outcast in the process. Read More »

As free trade pacts expand, US trade deficit soars. Why add one more?

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | International Trade

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to grant him fast-track trade authority for his Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement. The administration insists the authority, which would give Congress only an up-or-down vote on the agreement, is needed to get the best possible terms from its trade partners along the Pacific Rim. Read More »

US, Cuba to meet February 27; senators see path for end to embargo

Reuters | February 18, 2015 | International Trade

The United States and Cuba will hold a second round of talks in Washington nest week aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, the State Department said, as U.S. Democratic senators visiting Havana said there may be enough support among Republicans to lift a trade embargo on Cuba. Read More »

Apple orders 5-6 million watches

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | International Trade

Apple orders 5-6 million watches

Apple Inc has asked its Asian suppliers to make 5-6 million units of its three Apple Watch models for the first-quarter, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Read More »

Premium Article  The Import Nation: US imports rise with economy

George Lauriat | February 17, 2015 | International Trade

In 2014, US imports continued to rise in sync with an improving economy. Economists say the US economy is the biggest factor lifting the tide of global trade but will other factors dampen the forecast. Read More »

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