Economists Toast 20 Years Of NAFTA; Critics Sit Out The Party

Economists Toast 20 Years Of NAFTA; Critics Sit Out The Party
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A truck bearing Mexican and U.S. flags approaches the border crossing into the U.S., in Laredo, Texas.

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A truck bearing Mexican and U.S. flags approaches the border crossing into the U.S., in Laredo, Texas.

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Twenty years ago, millions of Americans were cocking their ears — waiting to hear a “giant sucking sound.”

They feared Mexico would begin vacuuming up U.S. manufacturing jobs as soon as President Clinton si…………… continues on NPR

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The buzz in Fairfield is all about the Beehive
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For days, silver balloons completely filled the storefront windows of the Beehive, a new shop in downtown Fairfield, looking a bit like champagne bubbles rising to the ceiling, and piquing the interest of passersby.

Now, the balloons are gone and the Beehive at 1561 Post Road is open, but the effervescence of the balloons appears to have moved inside.

“We’re all about celebration,” said Sandra Tobey as she and her golden retriever Hank waited on customers. Tobey herself sparkles, as she points out some of the store’s merchandise such as party poppers and wrapping paper.

The shop is an eclectic mix of gifts for babies and toddlers, jewelry, home goods, women’s accessories and party items — all arranged 1n a way that shows that its new proprietor has a flair for display and marketing.

And it seems to be catching on in the short time the store has been open. During the space of 30 minutes three days after the opening last month, 10 customers came in to peruse the Beehive’s offerings.

Tobey does have a background in marketing and advertising, although retailing is…………… continues on Ct Post

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