Blue collar voters: Trade is killing us

Labor under siege in Wisconsin over free trade Layoffs, plant closings underscore workers’ fears Supporters say the economy has changed, so adjust Free trade hurts workers more than it helps, say Wisconsin union members, as presidential candidates seek their support. David Goldstein McClatchy DC BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN Maurice King worked for Joerns Healthcare, a medical […]

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China to connect Los Angeles to Vegas with high speed rail.

Deal is China’s first contract for high-speed Line in U.S. A China Railway Group-led consortium and XpressWest Enterprises LLC will form a joint venture to build a high-speed railway linking Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the first Chinese-made bullet-train project in the U.S. Construction of the 370-kilometer (230-mile) Southwest Rail Network will begin as soon […]

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Zhou Says China’s Bubble Has Burst

Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of China’s central bank, told a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers in Ankara that a stock-market bubble in his country had “burst,” according to Japan’s Taro Aso. Another official present at the talks said China had presented the country’s situation as a new normal. “It wasn’t enough,” Aso told reporters. […]

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The Left’s Fight-for-$15 Scam

By Matthew Vadum The current feel-good push for a $15 an hour minimum wage has nothing to do with helping workers and everything to do with advancing the goals of the left wing, especially the labor movement. This is true despite the occasionally soaring rhetoric of President Obama amid the Left’s incessant whining about “income […]

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Obama’s Asian Trade deal Sells Out American Workers

Congress should not grant President Obama authority to conclude another free trade agreement in Asia, because it would lower American wages and exacerbate income inequality. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would eliminate tariffs and lower other regulatory barriers to trade and investment among the United States, South Korea, Japan, and nine other Pacific Rim nations. If successful, […]

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