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2 july 2015

07:45
Consumers will be the biggest losers if hotels are granted unprecedented control to dictate prices across all online channels when the French government commences implementing its proposed "Macron" Bill in August this year.   The French Hotels...


1 july 2015

13:15
The Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) announced today the expansion of its Advisory Board to include four specialists in international and U.S.-Turkey relations. Joining the THO are Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, Michael Gunter of Tennessee...


30 june 2015

10:13
Emirates today released its point-by-point, fact-based response to allegations of subsidy and unfair competition leveled by the "big three" US legacy carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines.   The full document was released to the media and...


29 june 2015

16:29
The International Dairy Foods Association, representing 550 dairy foods companies and their suppliers, issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's renewal of Trade Promotion Authority: "We commend the President for...

16:15
Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the work site in the United States, welcomes the approval by the Congress and President Obama's signing of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA). The TPA...


26 june 2015

13:05
Bread for the World applauds the 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which passed yesterday in Congress.  This is the first extension 10-year extension of AGOA since it was first enacted in 2000. African leaders,...


25 june 2015

13:49
The welcome address at this year's Forum was delivered by Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg...

10:39
On the heels of recently introduced bipartisan Senate legislation to reauthorize and reform the EB-5 Regional Center program, a new U.S. Policy Metrics/Hamilton Place Strategies report highlights the program's impact as a net job creator and...


24 june 2015

17:51
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today commended the Senate for passing "The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," the TPA-2015 bill. "We commend the Senate for its bipartisan collaboration in...

16:34
The U.S. Senate today seized an opportunity to promote U.S. growth and jobs in a global economy by passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) praises the effort of Senate leaders who...

16:29
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded Congress for approving bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. TPA will strengthen the U.S....

12:17
Newly appointed U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation in the U.S. Senate: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds...


23 june 2015

19:26
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) by the U.S. House of Representatives ? a historic milestone in the effort to reform the nation's chemical control...

17:11
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder expressed their disappointment in Senator Pat Toomey for turning his back on Pennsylvania's working families and communities by once again voting for a stripped...

13:53
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate procedural vote to invoke cloture, paving the way for fast track negotiating authority to be passed and sent to...

12:27
The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the Senate's decision to invoke cloture and cut off debate on the fast track trade bill currently being considered by the chamber. "The process...


22 june 2015

16:17
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Chairman and President Fred Hochberg announced today in New Castle, Delaware that the Bank will finance the sale of Acrow Corporation of America's modular steel bridge components to the Road...

11:58
Renewable energy and energy efficiency are competitive resources in today's marketplace that will not only be cost-effective mechanisms for compliance with EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) but should also be expected to grow strictly on the basis of...


19 june 2015

14:49
The Latino Coalition (TLC), one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, issued the following statement today regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): "The Latino Coalition applauds the U.S. House of...


18 june 2015

18:36
Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President (USCM) Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the nation's mayors today applauded passage of the Trade Promotion Authority legislation (TPA-2015) in Congress. "Mayors believe our nation's cities...

16:41
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today commended the House of Representatives for passing "The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015," the TPA-2015, bill with a 218-208 vote. "We applaud the House...

13:47
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters denounced the political gamesmanship used by House representatives to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by attaching it to HR 2146, the Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, a...

13:36
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of Trade Promotion Authority by the U.S. House of Representatives. TPA is a necessary first step in considering free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific...

13:36
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of Trade Promotion Authority by the U.S. House of Representatives. TPA is a necessary first step in considering free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific...

11:29
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder urge all members of Pennsylvania's U.S. House delegation to reject the desperate attempt by the House Leadership, led by House Speaker John Boehner, to ram through...

07:00
IPSA International (IPSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of root9B Technologies , has urged the governments of Caribbean nations to adopt best practices in considering their Citizenship by Investment ('CBI') programs. At a two-day event hosted by IPSA,...

04:18
Henry Ford's musing that "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young" is as true today as at the turn of the last century. To stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving business events...


17 june 2015

03:00
Today marks the launch of the Coalition Against Illicit Trade (CAIT), a new worldwide coalition of businesses and organisations dedicated to fighting the trade of counterfeited and contraband goods, which causes significant harm to consumers,...


16 june 2015

17:35
As Congress continues to debate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), it is important to keep in mind why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ? the largest trade deal in history ? can and should help propel the United States (U.S.) into a new era of...

11:34
Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc., the largest U.S. producer of steel nails, today commended the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for its final affirmative determination that the U.S. steel nail industry has been materially injured by...


14 june 2015

14:46
Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. House vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), known as Fast Track: "Friday's defeat of Fast Track in the U.S. House of...


12 june 2015

17:48
The U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) today announced the final antidumping and countervailing duty margins to set out the tariffs that will be applied to unfairly traded imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tire imports from China that...

17:27
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder called today's vote on the trade package a pivotal day in slowing down Fast Track and bad trade deals. "We thank the members of Pennsylvania's Congressional...

16:38
More than 3,300 North American business people attended the large-scale "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" promotions in Toronto and Chicago on 8th and 10th June respectively, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Photo -...

15:49
The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the House's rejection of a Senate-approved fast track trade package that would have made it easier for bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

09:39
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to approve H.R. 1314, a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and extend Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation, scheduled for vote...


11 june 2015

17:25
U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in support of the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization now before the U.S. House of Representatives: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors...

14:20
Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation's history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one...

14:20
Oil companies exported more gasoline from the West Coast to foreign nations in the month of December 2014 than ever in the nation's history, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by Consumer Watchdog. The exports came just one...

11:00
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa challenged House representatives to vote down a severely flawed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) bill in a letter delivered this morning. Hoffa questioned the lack of funding and protection for public service...

01:36
300 Japanese companies attend Jafza business seminars The 5-day roadshow of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai's flagship free zone entity and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region spanning West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the...


10 june 2015

18:28
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in anticipation of trade bill votes by the U.S. House that include fast track trade negotiating authority. "As the potential vote on fast track...

14:30
At a Capitol Hill press conference today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined congressional trade leaders and fellow advocacy groups to call for swift passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  SBE Council's president...

10:26
The National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) announced today the results from its 2015 Annual Member Survey, which revealed: Half of NAJI members are experiencing theft of Intellectual Property (IP) by competitors  Three out of four NAJI...

09:55
On behalf of mayors across the country, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter today to House leaders Boehner and Pelosi urging the House to adopt Trade Promotion Authority legislation (TPA 2015).  In 2014, USCM adopted policy in support...


9 june 2015

15:50
In a letter sent to House representatives today, the Teamsters joined eight other labor unions in expressing their opposition to a bill that would renew Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) without protecting millions of public sector workers while...

10:56
Mobi724 Global Solutions Inc. ("Mobi724" or the "Corporation") , formerly Hybrid Paytech World Inc. , a technology leader in the digital incentives, couponing and payment space, announced today that on June 5th, 2015, the Autorité des Marchés...


5 june 2015

14:57
The registered nurses of National Nurses United (NNU) are stepping up pressure on several members of Congress, urging them to vote "No" when the US House of Representatives considers Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The...


3 june 2015

18:00
As negotiations between the United States and Mexico continue over the allocation of oil and gas rights in the Gulf of Mexico, the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston Law Center has released its first binational study of...

16:11
His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands joined U.S. companies with major Dutch operations yesterday in Chicago for a roundtable discussion on the Netherlands' investment climate. The event, hosted by the...

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