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The Digital Economy, Trade Agreements and the 99 Percent

The Internet has enabled a global market where small businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers all thrive.

Who benefits from trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Critics—like Joseph Stiglitz and Senator Elizabeth Warren—charge that these agreements would primarily help the world’s one percent. Stiglitz, for example, claims there’s a real risk that TPP will “benefit the wealthiest sliver of the American and global elite at the expense of everyone else.” But […]

Small Business Exports Can Drive Big Growth

Exporting isn't just for big guys anymore. But small businesses need help to break down barriers into new markets.

Katie Hughes is a Charlotte, NC dance instructor and creator of an innovative elastic band that turns virtually any shoe into an aerobic dance shoe. Hughes is also an exporter. With the growing global popularity of aerobic dance, her small company sells $15 Slip-On Dancers to cardio enthusiasts in more than 20 countries, from Australia […]