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Yellen, Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:25
Speech at the Economic Club of New York, New York, New York
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Yellen, Opening Remarks

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 05:45
Speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's 2014 Financial Markets Conference (via prerecorded video), Atlanta, Georgia
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Tarullo, Longer-Term Challenges for the American Economy

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:30
Speech at the 23rd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference: Stabilizing Financial Systems for Growth and Full Employment, Washington, D.C.
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Yellen, What the Federal Reserve Is Doing to Promote a Stronger Job Market

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:55
Speech at the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, Chicago, Illinois
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Tarullo, Regulating Large Foreign Banking Organizations

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:20
Speech at the Harvard Law School Symposium on Building the Financial System of the Twenty-first Century: An Agenda for Europe and the United States, Armonk, New York
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Yellen, Women's History Month Reception

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:30
Speech at the Women's History Month Reception, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
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Stein, Welcoming Remarks

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:00
Speech at the Crowdfunding for Community Development Finance Conference, Washington, D.C.
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In Case You Missed It: Expanded trade creates more American jobs and economic growth

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 13:31
12/27/2013 - 3:25pm

Check out Doug Oberhelman's op-ed on Trade Promotion Authority in the McClatchy Tribune, here.

To learn more about Trade Promotion Authority, please visit http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/trade-promotion-authority.

Categories: Economics, United States

AUSTR for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott Participates in Inaugural Environment Meetings with Colombian Government

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:23
12/20/2013 - 8:03pm

Jennifer Prescott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S.

Categories: Economics, United States

USTR Hosts Stakeholder Engagement Events for the Third Round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) Negotiations

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Thu, 12/19/2013 - 13:43
12/19/2013 - 3:19pm

Yesterday, hundreds of global stakeholders interested in the current transatlantic trade negotiations shared their input and received information from chief negotiators on the third negotiating round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Stakeholder engagement events are an important opportunity for the U.S. Trade Representative and its trade negotiators to receive feedback on the ongoing talks, with the aim of ensuring the strongest possible outcomes for the T-TIP.

Categories: Economics, United States

Weekly Trade Spotlight: The Benefits of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to Small Business

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:55
12/17/2013 - 5:49pm

“This new deal, and particularly the new trade facilitation agreement, will eliminate red tape and bureaucratic delay for goods shipped around the globe. Small businesses will be among the biggest winners, since they encounter the greatest difficulties in navigating the current system. By some estimates, the global economic value of the new WTO deal could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars.” – President Barack Obama

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What They’re Saying: World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 11:49
12/07/2013 (All day)

On December 7, the 9th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) achieved its first fully multilateral agreement in its almost twenty year history, creating a new opportunity for economic prosperity for each of the 159 WTO members.

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In Case You Missed It: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal on right track

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:12
12/09/2013 - 4:01pm

Check out the San Francisco Chronicle editorial on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, here.

To learn more about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, please visit ustr.gov/tpp

Categories: Economics, United States

President Obama’s Statement on the World Trade Organization Agreement

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Sun, 12/08/2013 - 09:47
12/08/2013 - 11:41am

 The White House issued a statement from President

Categories: Economics, United States

In Case You Missed It: Renewing America Progress Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:21
12/06/2013 - 5:06pm

The Council on Foreign Relations has published a new report on U.S. trade and investment policy. Some highlights from the report:

 

EXPORTS SUPPORT BETTER, HIGHER-PAYING JOBS – AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW IT

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Ambassador Michael Punke supports the end of harmful fisheries subsidies with ‘Friends of Fish’

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:42
12/06/2013 - 10:36am

During the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Ambassador Michael Punke joined trade ministers and ambassadors from the Friends of Fish group to mark their shared commitment to the elimination of harmful fisheries subsidies. The group’s twelve member countries, which include Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States, pledged to refrain from introducing new, or expanding existing, subsidies that contribute to overfishing or overcapacity.

Categories: Economics, United States

Ambassador Michael Froman honored with the lighting of the National Menorah

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 08:28
12/06/2013 - 9:53am

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates the Maccabee re-dedication of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, has come to a close. Last week, Ambassador Michael Froman represented President Obama in the annual lighting of the National Menorah on the Ellipse in Washington, DC. This White House event, traditionally held on the first day of Hanukkah, has been celebrated annually since 1979. Ambassador Froman was joined by members of the Jewish community, members of Congress, and various foreign dignitaries.

Categories: Economics, United States

Deputy Assistant USTR Mara Burr talks Women Economic Empowerment at the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:59
12/03/2013 - 5:52pm

This week, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia Mara Burr spoke at the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce, and moderated a panel entitled “Empowering Women to Promote Economic Growth and Stability.” The event marked the progress of the U.S.-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), signed in 2004 to improve the bilateral trade and investment relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan.

Categories: Economics, United States
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