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CAFTA benefits fall short.
February 16, 2009... BYLINE: ALAN M. FIELD Apparel exports to U.S. fail to meet expectations When Congress ratified the Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2005, U.S. textile and apparel industry executives hoped it would usher in a new era in which suppliers from Central America played a more...
Hopes are high in Central America.
February 16, 2009... BYLINE: LETICIA LOZANO Recession-driven reality may come as a shock Like millions of people worldwide, Central Americans are hopeful that the administration of President Obama will bring about a new era in politics, trade, international relations and human rights. President...
February 16, 2009... BYLINE: PETER T. LEACH Intermediaries see opportunity in recession Like container carriers, ocean freight intermediaries are seeing their cargo volume drop. But unlike the carriers, their bottom lines are not dragged into the red by ships that must be laid up or by expensive...
Gulf ports brace for a rough 2009.
February 16, 2009... Whether they had a foul 2008 or a fair - and some Gulf ports had a surprisingly healthy year, considering the turbulent economy - nearly all are hunkering down for the rough weather they expect in 2009. Steel imports increased 33 percent at Houston and 21 percent at Brownsville in 2008....
The era of the worker.
February 16, 2009... The impending economic stimulus package comes with several large lollipops for American manufacturers and U.S. unions. The House passed a "Buy America" provision to cover iron and steel, and the Senate is expected to require a "Buy American" provision for all manufactured goods bought with...