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  • U.S. trade deficit plunges in June to lowest level since late 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly plunged in June to its lowest level since late 2009 as exports jumped to a record high, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. A decrease in imports, particularly crude oil, also helped the deficit drop...
  • The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans

     The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans
    In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America. But he said virtually nothing about what is...
  • Legendary wine importer Kermit Lynch hits L.A. for book signings and tastings

    Legendary wine importer Kermit Lynch hits L.A. for book signings and tastings
    Famed Berkeley wine importer Kermit Lynch is making the rounds in southern California starting next weekend to promote the 25th anniversary edition of “Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer’s Tour of France.” The book, first...
  • Winter red wines and how to choose them

    Winter red wines and how to choose them
    I don't need to tell you it's freezing outside, but I do need to remind you that if you're hibernating in your apartment without a bottle of wine in your Snuggie-covered lap, well, you're doing it wrong. As crockpots buzz to life, it's the time of year to...
  • Hollywood Plays Guessing Game With 2014 Releases in China

    HONG KONG -- Which Hollywood films will get into China through the import quota system is a guessing game that was in full swing last week at CineAsia, the last significant Asian film trade convention of the year. The convention and trade show, held in...
  • Across the Table: Grower Champagnes worth seeking out

    Across the Table: Grower Champagnes worth seeking out
    Since the 19th century, French Champagne producers have skillfully cultivated an image of full-tilt glamour and luxury, spending millions promoting their brands. That would include sponsoring athletic competitions, society events and the $400,000 in...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Adding olive oil to California's salad

    Adding olive oil to California's salad
    ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon. This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
  • China Box Office Worth $5 Billion to Studios by 2017

    For years, China has held substantial economic promise, with the outsized growth many have long envisioned only recently beginning to come to fruition. During this time, U.S. media and entertainment (M&E) companies have been quietly chipping away at the...
  • Medical pot returning to underground

     Medical pot returning to underground
    A stocky onetime mortgage broker is speeding through Costa Mesa in an old pickup with two pounds of weed in a paper bag. He wears gray cargo shorts and flip-flops and a faded cap with the image of a marijuana leaf stitched on the front. He just smoked a...
  • Sofia Solomon, cheese advocate

     Sofia Solomon, cheese advocate
    Sofia Solomon didn't invent cheese, of course, but she is credited with helping to introduce many Chicagoans to the delights of artisan cheeses, notably those made by this region's cheesemakers. So successful has Solomon's quest been that it's hard to...
  • FDA to strengthen rules on imported foods

    FDA to strengthen rules on imported foods
    In an effort to avoid illness outbreaks from imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would require importers to verify that their suppliers' standards are on par with those of domestic growers and processors....