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A Japan - EU Free Trade Deal?

Amid talk of a super, transatlantic free trade zone, the eurozone now has a new potential partner: Japan. But, in light of Tokyo’s slow progress on …

Kan Launches Japan Free-Trade Push

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is hoping to use his first big moment as an international host to prod his country to take a bigger leadership role in the region and to make difficult decisions to open up its economy and dismantle agricultural protection—long a stumbling bock to Japans' …

'Peer Pressure' Seen as Currency War Fix

SEOUL—South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said he was counting on "peer pressure," not enforceable rules, to police any currency deal made among leaders at next week's summit of the Group of 20 nations.<p>He also promoted a plan to largely eliminate tariffs and quotas on exports from the world's …

The free-trade fight

The wide differences between Republicans and Democrats on economic policy don't leave much room for compromise over the next two years. But Tuesday's takeover of the House of Representatives by the GOP raises hopes for progress on at least one important initiative: It might help President Obama win …

U.S. CEOs Back Obama Export Call

MUMBAI – The heads of major U.S. companies backed President Barack Obama's call for greater exports to India and expect rules governing the sales of high technology to the subcontinent to be liberalized in an announcement later Saturday.<p>The restrictions were once designed to slow the proliferation …

U.S., Korea Press for Trade Pact

Seoul's Treatment of American Cars Is Last Hurdle to Reaching a Deal Before G-20 Summit Begins<p>U.S. trade negotiators in Seoul are pushing to resolve disagreements over Korea's treatment of American-made cars in time for President Barack Obama to unveil a revised U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement …

Trade Pact

Why the U.S. Is Also Giving Brazilians Farm Subsidies

What could be more outrageous than the hefty subsidies the U.S. government lavishes on rich American cotton farmers?<p>How about the hefty subsidies the …

Forestry

New York prep football team cancels season following in-game death of Damon Janes

Following the death of junior Damon Janes resulting from a helmet-to-helmet hit during Game 2, the Westfield/Brocton (Brocton, N.Y.) football team …

Dollar General Makes Bet on Opening More Stores

Dollar-store chains, which benefited from the economic downturn as shoppers searched for bigger bargains, are continuing their expansion, making a risky bet as the economy begins to perk up.<p>Dollar General Corp., the largest with more than 8,800 outlets in 35 states, plans to add 600 stores this …

Dollar Tree

So, What's Your Algorithm?

We are ruined by our own biases. When making decisions, we see what we want, ignore probabilities, and minimize risks that uproot our hopes.<p>What's worse, "we are often confident even when we are wrong," writes Daniel Kahneman, in his masterful new book on psychology and economics called "Thinking, …

Daniel Kahneman

Arrest in "Operation Hackerazzi"

The FBI arrested and charged a Florida man in connection with a celebrity phone-hacking investigation dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi."<p>Christopher …

Why Coworking Spaces Are Here To Stay

Given the intense interest in startups these day, more and more young entrepreneurs are looking to coworking facilities to grab relatively inexpensive office space. In addition to WiFi, fax, conference rooms, kitchen and snack-prep areas; these ‘rental’ business studios also offer new companies the …

Batteries the Size of a Grain of Salt

UCLA researchers are setting a Grain of Salt size goal for their new project which is to develop a tiny version of lithium-ion batteries. This is the …

Automatons Get Creative

Powerful new computer programs are doing tasks once reserved for composers, writers and policy-makers<p>Creative types tend to think of themselves as doing work that is beyond the reach of automation. Computers can't parse nuance, the thinking goes, or summon the imaginative powers that are required …

Innovation

Boomers retiring help lower jobless rate

Last month's drop in unemployment to 8.1% from 8.2% resulted from a shrinking labor force, suggesting that many discouraged workers gave up job searches. But analyses by two economists show growing Baby Boomer retirements were behind most of the decline in the labor force -- those employed and …