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  • U.S. Petroleum Exports
    Trade Promotion and Employment
    According to Stefan M. Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade for the U. S. Department of Commerce, 2014 U. S. exports reached $2.35 trillion and nearly 3 million jobs and a 5th consecutive year of record exports in 2014...
  • Sanctions on Russia lead to more pain in Europe as exports fall over 25%
    Sanctions on Russia lead to more pain in Europe as exports fall over 25%
    Besides the drop in the Euro against the dollar in recent months, it now appears that one of the other primary reasons for Europe's slump into deflation and a triple dip recession is the economic sanctions being imposed upon Russia by the U.S....
  • U.S. Stock markets hit new high while Germany to lose 50000 jobs after sanctions
    U.S. Stock markets hit new high while Germany to lose 50000 jobs after sanctions
    On Aug. 25, the S&P 500 reached a new milestone and a new all-time high by crossing over the 2000 point threshold in intra-day action before closing below that level by the end of the day. And since Russian imposed economic sanctions were...
  • Pennsylvania increased export totals in 2013
    Pennsylvania increased export totals in 2013
    26 states saw an increase in the amount of products that they export in 2013 across the country, according the US Department of Commerce. Pennsylvania export shipments in 2013 totaled $40.9 billion, an increase over the $38.8 billion total for...
  • Stop coal exports
    Monday deadline to speak out against coal exports in the Northwest
    Coal plants have been closing all over the country. The transition to a renewable energy future is within our grasp. But now the coal industry wants to strip and mine more coal in Montana and Wyoming and export it to China. Allowing that would...
  • ECOPOLITICS
    China dumps pollution on California
    China’s size, growth and prosperity have become legendary. With one-quarter of the world’s population and the second largest economy it is not surprising that China has pollution problems. The recent Olympics held in China prompted the...
  • Venezuela becomes eight country to enter into currency war with new devaluation
    Venezuela becomes eighth country to enter into currency war with new devaluation (Photos)
    On Feb. 8, the nation of Venezuela became the 8th country to enter into the global currency war as it devalued its currency by 46% in an attempt to halt inflation and rising prices. Venezuela now joins Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, South...
  • Hapless Russian protester whisked away by police.
    Illinois exports to Russia $70 million dollars worth of business, says Roskam
    On November 16, 2012 CongressmanPeterRoskam from Illinois argued in favor of granting Russia permanent normal trade relations status with the United States.“Madam Speaker, a couple months ago I pick up the phone and I'm talking to one of...
  • Re-Made in America: Report says 5 million jobs are coming back
    'Re-Made in America Report ' says 5 million jobs are coming back
    A new report shows the U.S. manufacturing sector has seen substantial jobs growth over the last few years and will for the next few years. U.S. manufacturing jobs are coming home. Over 500,000 manufacturing jobs have come home in the past three...
  • Coal corruption up, coal jobs down
    Coal corruption up, coal jobs down
    Although the US is consuming substantially less oil than in the peak of 2007, US oil production is roaring. The result of less oil consumption and more production reflects a significant decrease in US oil imports, however has had no noticeable...
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    U.S. bank backs export of crop-spraying planes to biofuel grower in Brazil
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized credit insurance to support the export of nearly $900,000 worth of American-made crop-spraying aircraft to a biofuel and soybean grower in Brazil, the export credit agency...
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    U.S. Export-Import Bank approves $2 billion loan for nuclear power plant in UAE
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $2 billion direct loan to the Barakah One Company of the United Arab Emirates to underwrite the export of American equipment and services for the construction of a nuclear...
  • jobs
    Obama's not telling us the whole story
    President Barack Obama raised eyebrows during a press conference today, when asked about the economy and job creation, he was quoted as saying, "The private sector is doing fine,"That comment set off a wave of criticism from Republicans,...
  • Exports to China rising
    U.S. exports to China increasing rapidly
    Secretary of Commerce John Bryson spoke to a group of Chinese American business leaders in Pasadena, CA Friday at the Committee of 100 Common Ground Annual Conference. He praised the business leaders for their contribution to commerce between...
  • Obama asks Congress to merge agencies, create greater government efficiency
    Obama asks Congress to merge agencies, create greater government efficiency
    In an effort to reduce waste and to make the government more consumer-friendly, on Friday in the East Room of the White House President Barack Obama urged Congress to grant him the ability which most Presidents since Herbert Hoover and including...
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