(CNN) – President Barack Obama is expected to make two more additions to his Cabinet this week when he names a commerce secretary and U.S. trade representative, two Democrats familiar with the discussions told CNN Monday.
The likely picks for Obama are Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker for commerce secretary and current White House adviser Michael Froman for trade representative, the two sources said.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama intends to designate Edith Ramirez to be the chair of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said Thursday.
Ramirez has served as a commissioner of the FTC since April 5, 2010. Over the past few years Ramirez has been instrumental in ensuring there is robust competition and innovation in the high-tech marketplace, and has worked hard to protect the most vulnerable communities, the official said.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Ron Kirk, the United States trade representative, will step down in February, his office announced Tuesday.
Responsible for developing and recommending American trade policy to the president, the trade representative is a Cabinet-level position, though isn't officially within the president's Cabinet.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney stated Monday that President Barack Obama "has not signed one new free-trade agreement in the past four years."
"I'll reverse that failure," the Republican presidential nominee said.
But is his assertion true?FULL STORY
(CNN) – Despite Mitt Romney's ongoing attack against President Barack Obama for not protecting American businesses against China, the Republican nominee held an event at a company Wednesday that may have benefited from an Obama administration trade action against the country.
Romney held a roundtable discussion on manufacturing with business leaders at American Spring Wire's headquarters in Bedford Heights, Ohio as part of his campaign's three-day bus tour across the Buckeye State.
(CNN) – Coinciding with the Obama administration's new trade enforcement case against China Monday, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released a new television ad touting his tough stance on China while criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney for opposing the president's policies.
Following a clip of Mitt Romney promising to crack down on China's trade policies, the ad's narrator says, "Tough on China? Not Mitt Romney."
(CNN) – President Barack Obama, in a speech to grassroots supporters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday, will "talk about the U.S. Trade Representative's new trade enforcement case against China, and how it is part of the Administration's larger efforts to hold China accountable, stand up for American workers, and level the playing field for our manufacturers and businesses," according to a release from his campaign.
Read excerpts of the president's speech after the jump:
(CNN) - The White House on Thursday criticized a swipe that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney took at President Barack Obama in a new television advertisement.
Cartagena, Colombia (CNN) - The United States has "never been more excited" to work as equal partners with countries in Latin America, President Barack Obama said Saturday at the Summit of the Americas.
Such promises by U.S. presidents - Obama included - have been made before, but the remarks was nonetheless applauded by an audience of business leaders.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Florida surrogates for the likely GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, gave a not-so-warm welcome to President Barack Obama ahead of his visit to the Sunshine State on Friday.
On a conference call with reporters Friday morning, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida cautioned the president against running on his own record, hitting it as an "abysmal failure."