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A plea to presidential candidates: Stop talking about bringing manufacturing jobs back from China. In fact, talk a lot less about manufacturing, period. It’s understandable that voters are angry about trade. The U.S. has lost more than 4.5 million manufacturing jobs since NAFTA took effect in 1994. And as Eduardo Porter wrote this week, there’s mounting [...]
Few individuals or institutions have the power to truly move markets like Warren Buffett and the Chinese government. When the two forces converged in 2008 to back Chinese electric car company BYD, the little-known brand rose to international fame. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway put $230 million into buying a 10 percent stake in the company, and the [...]
A group of global resin suppliers and Chinese automobile companies have formed a technology alliance to increase the amount of plastic used in the country's cars
U.S. Treasury debt prices fell on Thursday after actions in China boosted optimism for global growth. Trade was less than normal as workers struggled to get to offices in the vast area along the eastern U.S. seaboard hit by super-storm Sandy. U.S. stocks were trading higher and China's stock markets rose after official and private China [...]