Trade agreements

President Barack Obama speaks. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Several State Governors Urge Progress On Trade Agreements

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the governors of 13 other states have sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders urging them to make progress on three trade agreements that they say could help the economy.


Escorted by U.S. Army Col. David Anders (L), Commander of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (R) inspects the honor guard February 14, 2012 outside the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Xi received an unprecedented welcome for a vice president.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Xi’s White House Visit Offers Few Hints About China’s Next Leader

China’s Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington’s power centers is boosting his international profile but offering little insight into the man destined to rule the world’s most populous nation.