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Newark airport

Thanks to a muddled response from the bi-state agency, subcontracted workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports will receive raises, but those at Newark will not. 

A policeman in Beijing

Hard-hitting New York Times coverage has been journalism at its best—although the Chinese authorities apparently don't agree.

Someone somewhere must die for the pleasure someone somewhere else takes in a $4.95 bikini top.

President Bill Clinton

At the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project event, Clinton said taxes earned on up to 1.7 trillion repatriated dollars should be used to build a jobs-creating infrastructure fund.

An Apple store in China

Steve Jobs told Obama that Apple manufacturing jobs are never coming back to the US. Really?

Steve Jobs

While our tech-obsessed media fondled their iPhones, it was left to a courageous monologist to discover the real legacy of Apple's founder.

Obama's Asia trip was declared a failure, but that's an oversimplification: it was also a chance for the US to reconnect with India and Indonesia, and there Obama did well.

To restore economic stability, the US must rethink its approach to domestic manufacturing.

Missouri Governor Bob Holden learned how volatile globalization issues have become when his Democratic primary challenger, Claire McCaskill, started banging away on him for offshoring the state's

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

Blogs

A new study exposes the hidden consequences of government contracting for workers and communities

March 24, 2014

The White House’s “2014 Trade Policy Agenda” rehashes failed ideas that harm rather than help economic renewal.

March 5, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 4, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council is circulating a "Model Policy" resolution endorsing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January 24, 2014

Tax Day is here, and you can avail yourself of an offshore tax haven—just as the biggest businesses do. 

April 15, 2013

Election officals across the country express concerns about the USPS move to cut delivery. Congress should take note and block the cut.

February 8, 2013

Romney’s profit-over-people policies will ship US jobs overseas. 

October 22, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

A dramatically more aggressive president called his challenger out again and again in a decade that saw Obama tell Toledo Romney’s “the last person who’s going to get tough on China.”

October 16, 2012