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Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Describes five defining features of the trade agreement which is designed to promote open trade and regional integration. Also provides a summary of the 30 chapters covering such topics as trade rules, customs, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labor, environment, competition policy, and dispute settlement. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

Press release which announces the conclusion of the trade agreement among trade ministers of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations. Also describes next steps before implementation can occur. Claims to promote liberalized trade arrangements in goods and services while taking into account differing levels of development among the countries. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that productivity increased in 38 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries in 2013. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing: Memorandum for All United States Attorneys

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Announces new policies that place a priority on prosecution of individual employees with major responsibility for wrongdoing in connection with the 2008-2009 housing crisis, financial meltdown, and related corporate scandals. The Justice Department has been criticized for a strategy of fining offending corporations but not prosecuting their leaders. From the U.S. Department of Justice, posted by the Stanford University Digital Repository.


Manufacturing and International Trade Report 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Provides a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data.  From the Census Bureau


The Greek Debt Crisis: Overview and Implications for the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Describes the budgetary and economic problems in Greece, and the implications of the crisis for European unity and U.S. economic and political relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


2012 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Latest release includes detailed information on number of business firms by type, number of employees, and receipts by county and metro area.  From the Census Bureau.


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