| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
As president and chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people about the challenges the Valley faces and what can be done to make it a better place to do business and live in.
Late last year, IKEA...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's exports are booming, and companies are shipping goods at levels not reached since before the Great Recession six years ago.
In November alone, Golden State businesses shipped merchandise worth $15.2 billion, a 14% jump...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation.
The Look South...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Tribune sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to “give Obama the authority to negotiate trade agreements without meddling from Congress.” (“Obama’s trade push,” Editorial, Feb. 1)...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans' reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America's economic vigor....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
MEXICO CITY — Twenty years after their countries signed a landmark regional trade agreement, the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada will meet this week to attempt to strengthen the economic ties envisioned in that pact, correct the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:57 AM
As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
TOLUCA, Mexico -- President Obama acknowledged Wednesday the hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin in two of the day’s most violent hot spots -- Ukraine and Syria -- but said the conflicts should not be viewed as a “Cold War chessboard.&...