North Dakota is a big place with a small population: 750,000. So, farmers send a lot of their harvest overseas, and elected officials know full well: Exports are the state’s lifeblood.
President Barack Obama's speech to Cubans today featured echoes of Ronald Reagan's 1987 plea to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Sure, President Barack Obama's about to make a historic visit to Cuba. But it's also the climax of a string of events that could lead to significant trade and immigration policy adjustments between the US and the Cuban nation — which in turn may affect international business and domestic politics for the US.
A new trade agreement makes it harder for poorer countries to buy cheaper generic medications.
A decade ago, Saudi Arabia began drying up. Today, it seems like California is headed down the same path. And the closer you look, the more similar the two situations seem.
Brazil's economic growth was fueled by China. Now, Brazilians are worried that China's slowing economy could drag down its economy even further.
Critics believed the upgrade from tier three to tier two was a political decision to facilitate Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade deal being aggressively pushed by President Barack Obama.
Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced it would phase out commercial processing and sales of ivory, effectively shutting down the domestic market for ivory. If they hold true to this promise, it could have a massive impact on the poaching and trafficking of elephants.
Palm oil can mean steady, consistent income for farmers in the developing world, but it can also means environmental degradation and other abuses. As palm oil expands in Latin America, can it take a different course?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major free trade deal, has turned into a hot and divisive political battle. But no matter what the critics say, most economics believe the treaty will be good for most Americans, even poor ones.
China has made major investments Latin America in the last few years. But it's pushing their economies back to a simple export business for raw materials.