Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • An Upward Dow Helps an Incumbent President

    Interesting Debt Facts

    Jul 26, 11 • 196 Views • No Comments

    1. China and the Social Security Trust Funds have more in common than you would expect. The public has purchased $9 trillion of U.S. debt. China holds $1.1 trillion of the publicly held total. The U.S. government bought $4.6 trillion of its own debt. The...  [read more]

  • foreign investment, world, 16467_11.12_000007395743XSmall

    “Made in the USA”

    Jul 2, 11 • 334 Views • No Comments

    According to USA Today, “The two ‘most American’ cars are Japanese.” Cars.com has an American-Made Index. Ranking vehicles by sales, where they are made, and the origin of their parts, they concluded that the Toyota Camry is the most...  [read more]

  • 16432_11.12_000007395743XSmall

    Trading Places

    Jun 14, 11 • 305 Views • No Comments

    A switch has taken place. More than half of our imported goods used to come from the G-6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K.) Now, we import more from China, Mexico and Brazil. Specifically, in 1987, 55% of U.S. merchandise imports came...  [read more]

  • 16354_5.6_000015195223XSmall

    The Story of a Candle Tax

    May 6, 11 • 758 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with one 1986 tax, an “antidumping duty,” on Chinese candles. Responding to very low Chinese candle prices, the U.S. decided to protect domestic candle producers. By 2004, the tax was huge. More than 100%.  Also, candle...  [read more]

  • 16348_5.4_000003725466XSmall

    Yak Herders

    May 3, 11 • 319 Views • No Comments

    Demand is soaring for yartsa gunbu, a “nutty tasting fungus” from China’s Tibetan Plateau and similar Himalayan regions in Nepal and Bhutan. Reputed to have cancer fighting capability, aging retardants, and libidinal qualities, the fungus...  [read more]