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Obama Signs Two Bills, Advancing Trade Plan

President  Obama signed two pieces of legislation June 29 that together will allow him to move his trade agenda forward and continue negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

Cheryl Bolen | Bloomberg News
June 30, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Sends Fast-Track Free Trade Bill to Obama

The Senate sent President Obama legislation granting fast-track trade-negotiation authority, a hard-fought victory intended to aid completion of an agreement with Pacific nations that is a top second-term priority.

Carter Dougherty and Kathleen Hunter | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Advances Trade Promotion Authority Bill

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Senate approved legislation June 23 that would give President Obama enhanced authority to complete free-trade deals, including a landmark agreement with Pacific nations.

Carter Dougherty | Bloomberg News
June 23, 2015
Business

House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Industry Execs Expect Economic Boost

John Sommers II for TT

The House late last week approved a bill intended to speed free trade deals, legislation that is backed by business groups and the Obama administration.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
June 22, 2015
Government, Business

House Passes Free Trade Legislation; Trucking Sees Economic Boost

The House approved a bill intended to speed free trade deals, legislation that is backed by business groups and the Obama administration.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
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Bloomberg News contributed to this story.
June 18, 2015
Government, Business

Obama’s Fast-Track Trade Bill Set for New Vote in House

TT File Photo

The House plans to vote June 18 on a bill to revive President Obama’s fast-track trade proposal, members were told June 17.

Carter Dougherty | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2015
Government, Business

White House, Republicans Lack Plan to Get Vote on Trade Bill

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Obama administration and Republican leaders don’t have a clear plan to resurrect the president’s trade agenda and are giving themselves until the end of July to find a way to overcome resistance from congressional Democrats.

Billy House | Bloomberg News
Carter Dougherty and Toluse Olorunnipa
June 16, 2015
Business

Trade Gap Narrows as Imports Fall

Rich Clement/Bloomberg News

The trade deficit in the United States narrowed more than forecast in April as imports receded, signaling merchandise flows were returning to normal after a port-related surge.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2015
Business

Labor Dispute at West Coast Ports Contributes to Trade Deficit Shrinking to Five-Year Low

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

The trade deficit in the U.S. shrank in February to the lowest level in more than five years as a labor dispute at West Coast ports contributed to the weakest reading on purchases from abroad since 2011.

Bloomberg News
April 2, 2015
Business

Trade Gap Rises to Two-Year High on Record Imports

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

Record imports and a slowdown in shipments to overseas customers pushed the U.S. trade deficit to a two-year high in December.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2015

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