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US Jobs Supported by Imports from China -- Heritage Foundation Study

by Damien Tomkins
A new report concludes that imports of toys and clothes alone from China support over 500,000 jobs here in the United States in the retail, transportation, wholesale, finance, and construction industries, among others. This Heritage Foundation study makes the case that “increased...

New Report: Growing US Trade Deficit with China Results in 2.7 Million Job Losses

by Damien Tomkins
A briefing paper released August 23 by the Economic Policy Institute entitled "The China Toll" asserts that the US trade deficit with China has resulted in the elimination or displacement of more than 2.7 million US jobs over the course of ten years across all 50 states, the District of...
San Antonio municipal utility CPS Energy has partnered with two South Korean firms to build a series of solar photovoltaic power plants in what will be the largest municipal solar power field in the US. The plants will provide a total capacity of 400 MW of power when completed, enough to...
On July 13, more than 200 business leaders and top government officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a conference to expand American business access and interest in Southeast Asia. Hosted by the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US...
On May 16th, Ron Kirk, the US Trade Representative, and Bark Tae-ho, the Korean Minister for Trade, led the first KORUS FTA Joint Committee meeting, which oversees the ongoing implementation of the FTA.
On April 16th, the Executive Directors of the World Bank selected Dr. Jim Yong Kim, currently serving as president of Dartmouth College, to succeed Robert Zoellick as president of the global development loan agency beginning this July.

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