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China Loses Appeal at WTO of Export Restrictions

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization on Monday in a case about its export restrictions on raw materials, a ruling that could make it harder for major commodity exporters to withhold supplies on the global market.

Beware, Trade Cheats: New U.S. Team Getting Ready for You

A new team of U.S. trade enforcers will make countries think twice about building unfair barriers to American exports, said President Barack Obama's top trade official, who noted the team will include intelligence officials as well as representatives of multiple agencies.

Davos Agenda: Economic Growth, Jobs, Protectionism

Economic growth, jobs and protectionism are the top three worries at the start of 2012, according to a Call to Action published by 11 leaders of international organizations on Friday in a bid to kick-start debate at next week's Davos Forum.

China says to hit U.S. auto imports with duties

China will impose anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on imported cars made in the United States, China's Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of trade disputes between the world's two largest economies.

Politics Stymie China's EU Aid Offer

Diplomatic deadlock is curbing China's will to provide cash to help end the euro zone crisis after Europe spurned the simplest of Beijing's three key demands, two independent sources have told Reuters.

Batumi: A First Glimpse of the New Georgia

The Republic of Georgia's President, Mikheil Saakashvili, vowed to transform the small resort town of Batumi into the nation's economic and cultural powerhouse. Stephen Robert Morse traveled to Batumi to investigate Saakashvili's progress.

Top U.S. Companies Urge New Internet Trade Rules

Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, IBM, GE and other top-tier American companies on Thursday urged the United States to fight for trade rules that protect the free flow of information over the Internet.

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Canada warns EU on oil sands ranking plan

Canada warned on Sunday it will defend its interests if the European Union (EU) goes through with a proposal to rank Canadian oil sands as a highly polluting fuel.
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U.S. Pushes China to Explain Commercial Internet Curbs

The United States is pressing China to explain why its national firewall blocks so many U.S. companies from providing their services via the Internet, according to a letter obtained on Wednesday that is another sign of growing trade tension between the world's two largest economies.
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Occupy Wall Street: start of a new protest era?

When Paul Friedman met the rag-tag youth camped out near Wall Street to protest inequality in the American economy, he felt he was witnessing the start of a protest movement not seen in America since the 1960s.
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2.8 Million U.S. Jobs Lost Since China Joined WTO: Study

About 2.8 million jobs, both in manufacturing and high-tech fields, have been lost as a result of the growing U.S. trade deficit with China since Beijing's entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001, said an EPI study, which was denounced immediately by the US-China Joint Business Council.
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