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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Trade Added to U.S. Growth in the Second Quarter - but It's Still an Overall Recovery Killer

The government’s release of final (for now) figures for second quarter 2016 gross domestic product (GDP) showed that the constant dollar trade deficit was smaller ($558.5 billion annualized) than the upwardly revised figure ($562 billion). 711 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Ein Bericht aus Deutschland

There was a debate last night.  If you don’t know it already, we don’t talk politics here.  That being said, if you watched it you probably need a beer and we are here to help.   434 more words


It’s All About Compliance

Part 1 – Value

This Alert is one in an occasional series of articles providing tips about various topics which arise routinely with import and export transactions. 972 more words

Tricks Of The Trade

Benefits of trade, and TPP specifically, are often concentrated in unexpected places

Diffuse benefits and concentrated losses. Those two characteristics supposedly make free trade hard to defend. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), one of the most vocal supporters of trade generally and TPP specifically, made that point… 422 more words

Advance Wars Has A Successor..Sort Of

Many of us remember the amount of hours we sunk into Intelligent Systems’s mini war simulator ‘Advance Wars’. I still remember playing Advance Wars 2… 177 more words


Variable Action Heroes (One Piece): Luffy D. Monkey by MegaHouse

I make no bones about my love for One Piece. It’s my favorite go-to show for when I’m up late drinking, and I’m just as fine watching it sober with my coffee the next morning. 735 more words

Demand is Up, but Pig Farming is Down?

In the 1960s there were over 50,000 pig farmers in Australia. Now there are fewer than 1,000. What happened to all these farms?

The average herd size used to be fewer than 20 sows. 324 more words