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Category: International trade
March 23, 2013 at 7:03 AM

U.S. fur farmers account for demand in China

Alternatives to animal cruelty Bob Zimbal holds one of his minds at his fur farm in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Fur sales in the U.S. remain low, but demand in China has pushed fur prices to record highs and supported U.S. farmers like Zimbal in the current economy. (CARRIE ANTLFINGER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) In response to the…

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July 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

TRADE Act: give it a chance to fix financial crisis

New bill would sort out messy trade The Times editorial [“Anti-trade bill would hurt Washington state,” Opinion, July 15] opposing the TRADE Act of 2009 was hasty and reflexive. In 1993, “free” trade advocates promised a trade surplus, millions of new good jobs, access to markets and a solution to our immigration problems with Mexico. Since…

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March 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM

India’s ultracheap automobile

Exploitation of the poor The Nano car [“Ultracheap car: India may be just the start,” Business, March 24], in one broad stroke of a polluting brush, will decimate and neutralize clean-technology advances elsewhere in the world, thicken the already chocking air of India’s cities, clog its over populated streets and bring great carnage to this country,…

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March 17, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Trade protections

The need for a truly new world trading order The Associated Press Andean women attend the People Summit, an indigenous forum in Lima, Peru, last year. South American indigenous groups were criticizing free trade ahead of a trade summit. Editor, the Times: Jon Talton claimed that the “specter of protectionism” is haunting the world economy [“Deep recession threatens…

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