In order to gain acceptance into the World Trade Organization (WTO), nations are required to meet certain regulations to open their markets up to foreign exports. This includes the abolition of things like tariffs or any other number of practices that could be interpreted by the WTO as “barriers to trade.” Countries are expected to continue adhering to these regulations and restrictions for as long as their membership is current. And the United States has mostly held up its end of the deal, in spite of the handcuffs that WTO policy has placed on economic growth.
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Americans shop. It’s what we do. It’s who we are. We’re still an economy powered by consumer spending – 70 percent of it, in fact. It’s an article of faith, for some, that annual Thanksgiving celebrations not only include turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, but lining up in the cold and dark at their favorite Read More
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. Read More