What The Leaked EU-Japan Trade Deal Tells Us About Brexit

JEFTA will soon become the EU’s biggest ever free trade deal, covering a trade volume twice as large as CETA, the recently negotiated agreement with Canada.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on arrival at the Europa building in Brussels, March 21, 2017. (AP/Virginia Mayo)

As Brexit talks begin in earnest, the European Union’s army of trade negotiators is finalizing what is set to become their biggest deal yet — JEFTA, a wide-reaching financial agreement with Japan. But hundreds of documents from the top secret deal – obtained and published over the weekend by Greenpeace Netherlands – have led to accusations that

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Trump’s Health Secretary Bought Drug Stocks, Then Pushed Pharma’s Agenda In Australia.

Before he was named Trump’s health secretary, Price took a congressional trip to Australia and pressed officials to extend protections for drug companies in an international trade agreement.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that millions people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

In the spring before the 2016 presidential election, the Obama administration's 12-nation trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was still alive. Negotiators worked on details as Congress considered whether to ratify the pact. The Australian government was getting in the way of one change demanded by U.S. pharmaceutical

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Dollar Tumbles On Report Trump Studying Ways To ‘Penalize Currency Manipulators’

The Trump administration is assessing the scope of its power to penalize countries whose currencies it believes are undervalued.

A man holds a newspaper as he looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP/Andy Wong)

Moments ago, all three main US FX pairs, the yen, euro and yuan snapped higher, following a CNBC report according to which the Trump administration is studying ways to penalize countries whose currencies it believes are undervalued. CNBC cited two unidentified people with direct knowledge of the review who work within the administration. Trump's

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Economist Mark Blyth Delves Into Rising Inequality — & Populism — Around The World

If termites ‘start eating away at the foundations on both the left side of the building and the right side of the building, then the building looks fine from the outside but it could go any day,’ Mark Blyth tells MintPress, describing the hollowing out of the right and left in the US and Europe.

The crowd cheers as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island --- The world is in the midst of a tremendous political and global shift, with the rise of populism in the United States and Europe, largely in response to broader economic and social trends which have been materializing in recent decades. From the election of Donald Trump in the United States, to the victory of “Brexit”

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Leak Reveals Clinton Promised Bankers To Stand Against Marijuana Legalization

During an on-stage Q & A session with Xerox’s chairman and CEO in March 2014, Clinton used Wall Street terminology to express her opposition to ending cannabis prohibition “in all senses of the word”:

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves after taking the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016.

WikiLeaks has arguably been the most important thing that has happened to elections, if not the veneer of democracy, in quite a long time. We’ve been able to see the true side of politicians and bureaucrats like never before. In Hillary Clinton, we see a figure beholden to Wall St., working diligently to advance the influence of financial

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Bernie Sanders Calls On Top Dems To Drop Lame Duck TPP Push

TPP “will cost American jobs, harm the environment, increase the cost of prescription drugs, and threaten our ability to protect public health”

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaks during a town hall meeting

Hillary Clinton may not have heeded progressives' call to clearly say she'll urge the White House and her fellow party members to oppose a "lame-duck" vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has done just that, calling on Democratic Congressional leadership to publicly oppose a post-Election Day vote on the

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