Trade deals held up by Washington gridlock
September 29th, 2011
09:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Trade deals held up by Washington gridlock

Washington (CNNMoney) - Trade deals with Colombia, South Korea and Panama have the potential to be a slam dunk in Congress - but they may never make it that far.

The U.S. agriculture industry has been calling for the deals, which could open up new international markets for high-quality beef, wheat and soybeans. But the U.S. auto industry is also watching, as the deal with South Korea would mean a drop in tariffs aimed squarely at Detroit automakers.

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Filed under: Colombia • Congress • South Korea • Trade
Sarah Palin to go to South Korea
September 1st, 2011
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Sarah Palin to go to South Korea

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will visit South Korea next month to speak at a global gathering of business leaders, organizers said.

Palin will speak at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, which runs October 11 through 13.

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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin • South Korea
Hoeven says free trade deals will rev up economy
June 18th, 2011
10:41 AM ET
3 years ago

Hoeven says free trade deals will rev up economy

(CNN) - North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said Saturday that free trade agreements can spur major economic growth in America, and called on President Obama to send a number of the treaties to the Senate for ratification.

“For the good of our economy – and our country – he needs to send these free trade agreements to the United States Senate for approval now, so that U.S. workers and businesses can begin to realize their benefits,” Hoeven said in the weekly Republican address.
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Filed under: John Hoeven • South Korea • Trade
May 26th, 2010
06:54 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton pledges support for South Korea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Wednesday with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Wednesday with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Washington's support for South Korea and called on North Korea to end belligerent actions after meetings with President Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on Wednesday.

"We will stand with you in this difficult hour and we will stand with you always," Clinton said at a news conference with Yu.

We call on North Korea to halt its provocations and its policy of threats and belligerence toward its neighbors and take steps now to fulfill its denuclearization commitments and comply with international law."

The meetings come at a time of high tensions on the Korean peninsula after Seoul blamed North Korea for the sinking in March of the South Korean warship Cheonan.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • South Korea
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