OGJ Editorial: Hopeful trade glimmers

US economic policy advanced on two legislative fronts last week, the less significant of the two being enactment of a tough corporate-fraud law. More important to economic health-and therefore financial and energy markets-is agreement on renewal of trade-promotion authority for the president.The legislative crackdown on corporate fraud is necessary and welcome. Markets can't work if investors can't believe financial reports. Company executives who mislead stockholders for personal gain sell out free-market capitalism. They deserve criminal punishment. They'll get it now that Congress has passed and President George W. Bush has signed the corporate-fraud law, whatever its imper...

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