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A selection of news stories about how the United States works with OECD member countries to advance economic growth and prosperity:

  • Bridge to Somewhere, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2013. Former Assistant Secretary José Fernandez writes: "International development has moved beyond charity. Gone are the days when the United States would just spend its seemingly bottomless largess to help less fortunate or vanquished countries, as it did after World War II. International development has reached a new, globally competitive stage, bringing with it enormous strategic and economic implications for the United States in the years ahead."
  • U.S. groups expect WTO technology trade deal by July, Reuters, 30 May 2013. A deal among the United States, China, the European Union and nearly two dozen other countries to eliminate duties on billions of dollars of technology products could be reached in the next two months, U.S. technology groups said on Thursday… On Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the WTO Michael Punke said he hoped for a "lot of progress" in coming months in talks on expanding the agreement. 
  • U.S. decries 'hostage-taking' in trade talks, sees hope on IT deal, Reuters, May 29, 2013. A global agreement to cut red tape in world trade, which could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars to the world economy, is being stymied by some countries' "hostage-taking", a top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.
  • Revenue-Neutral Corporate Tax Proposals Will Boost U.S. Economy, CEA's Krueger Says, Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2013. President Obama's proposals for corporate tax reform can be done in a revenue-neutral way and would be good for the U.S. economy, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger told BNA May 29. (PDF 64 KB)
  • U.S. Economy Stronger, ‘Still Healing,'Head of Council of Economic Advisers Says, Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2013. The U.S. economy has progressed significantly since the worst of the financial and economic crisis but still needs spending, tax and other reforms for a full recovery, Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, told BNA May 29. (PDF 78 KB)
  • WTO Members Holding Deal ‘Hostage' In Bali Preparatory Talks, U.S. Charges, Bloomberg BNA, May 29, 2013.  Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke declared May 29 that preparations for the World Trade Organization's critical Bali ministerial conference were being derailed by a handful of countries who were “holding hostage” a deal on a small number of agreements which WTO members are hoping to conclude at the Dec. 3-6 meeting. (PDF 107 KB)

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