The importance of trade continues to be a topic that is debated because the gains are not always quantifiable by those involved. An article by Ed Crooks published on January 6, 2011, "America: Riveting Prospects," discusses why American companies are sometimes opposed to exporting.
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Summarize why the author claims that U.S. companies are still having issues with exporting, and discuss the following:
The five reasons that Crooks outlines in his article
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