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Oceans of opportunity: Cities increasing trade with Norway

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Category: Financial / Investment

Philadelphia is a city of firsts—the birthplace of the nation, Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and countless others. On March 30, a first step was taken in “selling” Norwegian businesses on the viability of the City of Brotherly Love for future investment. The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia, along with representatives from the city, […]

Source: Norwegian American

Published: May 29, 2017


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Unfreezing TTIP: Why a Transatlantic Trade Pact Still Makes Strategic Sense

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Category: Government

The talks about a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) are in the freezer, and as long as US president Donald Trump continues his protectionist and anti-EU message, they will stay there. But since Trump and the EU never formally cancelled the talks, TTIP could be brought in from the cold. Trump does not see […]

Source: Center for European Reform

Published: May 29, 2017


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U.S. Chamber expert provides insight: How will Trump impact trade?

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Category: Government

First as a candidate and then in the early days of his administration, President Donald Trump has promised to make big changes to U.S. trade policy to help bring more jobs back to the United States. One of his first actions as president was to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. […]

Source: BizTimes

Published: May 29, 2017


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Norway supermarket chain pioneers battery recycling machines

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway’s second-largest supermarket chain said Tuesday it has introduced reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway believes the Swedish-made machines are the world’s first for batteries, company spokesman Harald Kristiansen said. Just under 2,500 batteries have been collected in the three weeks […]

Source: Washington Post

Published: May 29, 2017


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US Chamber of Commerce: Exploring the First Principles of Trade

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Category: Government

May is “World Trade Month,” so it’s a good moment to pause and reflect on the fundamentals of international trade and its importance to American jobs and economic growth. The facts are straightforward: more than 41 million American jobs depend on trade and exports support about half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. In fact, one […]

Source: US Chamber of Commerce

Published: May 29, 2017


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