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Fischer, Financial Sector Reform

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:30
Speech at the Martin Feldstein Lecture, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Yellen, Monetary Policy and Financial Stability

Federal Reserve Bank Speeches - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:00
Speech at the 2014 Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
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USTR Highlights Trade Opportunities for Small Businesses in Chile and Peru

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:45
06/25/2014 - 6:40pm

Deputy Assistant USTR for Small Business Christina Sevilla convened Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Working Groups with Chile and Peru to discuss cooperation through the Obama Administration's Small Business Network of the Americas, which links U.S. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) with counterpart centers in countries throughout the Hemisphere to expand trade opportunities, share best practices in SME development, and help more small businesses take advantage of U.S. trade agreements.

Categories: Economics, United States

United States–Oman Bilateral Environment Meetings Review Progress and Challenges

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:03
06/25/2014 - 6:00pm

This month, officials from the United States and Oman held bilateral environmental meetings in Muscat, Oman and convened an open session with members of the public on June 5 – World Environment Day – contributing to the global effort to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.  The meetings included a review of progress in implementing commitments under the Environment Chapter of the United States–Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the establishment of an updated work plan for environmental cooperation intended to assist Oman to implement its FTA commitments.&nbsp

Categories: Economics, United States

The Obama Administration’s Record on Trade Enforcement: More Resources and Real Results

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 07:16
06/24/2014 - 6:45pm

An unprecedented emphasis on leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses

Categories: Economics, United States

U.S. Leads Call to Address Global Excess Steel Capacity

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 06:16
06/25/2014 - 9:00am

U.S. officials urged more than 30 governments to address the problem of global excess steel capacity at a key international meeting earlier this month.  Government policies that create or maintain excess steelmaking capacity can hurt American steel producers and workers.  The United States was joined by Canada and Mexico in calling attention to policies that distort trade, harm the environment, and threaten the most efficient steel producers in every market.

Categories: Economics, United States

Eighty Years After the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act: A legacy of creating jobs, promoting growth, and strengthening the middle class

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 06:57
06/12/2014 - 9:50am

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (RTAA), a new approach to trade policy passed by the New Deal Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D.

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Categories: Economics, United States

USTR Hosts Public Hearing on the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:18
06/05/2014 - 1:00pm

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) held a public hearing on World Environment Day, Thursday, June 5, to gather comments and input on U.S.

Categories: Economics, United States
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