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  • Dangerous chemicals found in crib mattresses

    Dangerous chemicals found in crib mattresses
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member of...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...
  • 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...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
  • Economy boosted by narrowing trade deficit

     
    Trade deficit: The Commerce Department said Friday that the nation’s trade deficit in October narrowed to $43.5 billion, the lowest level since December 2010....
  • The Big Gift: Kermit Lynch Wine Club

     
    If the wines you've enjoyed most come from Berkeley importer Kermit Lynch, then maybe you or someone you love is a candidate for the Kermit Lynch Wine Club....
  • ARAB WORLD: To fight off hunger and food shortages, governments must plan

     
    When Russia imposed an embargo on wheat exports this year, soaring wheat prices raised concern about the possibility of a new food crisis. Importing countries rushed to avoid supply shortages, producers hesitated to market their reserves, and brokers...
  • China's trade surplus surged in April

     
    China reported an unexpectedly large trade surplus in April, likely helping U.S. officials in their demands for faster Chinese currency appreciation while the two countries hold high-level talks in Washington. China's trade surplus grew to $11.4 billion...
  • At Long Beach port, karaoke machines containing nearly $1 million in counterfeit memory chips are seized

     
    Federal authorities said Thursday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly $1 million worth of counterfeit portable memory chips hidden inside hundreds of karaoke machines shipped into the Port of Long Beach....
  • Does the U.S. need China? [Most Commented]

     
    Reduce the trade deficit with China -- and clean up our economic mess. That's what Peter Navarro, business professor at UC Irvine and CNBC contributor, argues in an Op-Ed in Tuesday's pages. This would significantly reduce the overall trade deficit,......
  • Fewer exports push trade deficit to highest level since 2008

     
    U.S. manufacturers are in a bind as fewer sales of domestic goods such as semiconductors and raw cotton caused the trade deficit to jump to its highest level since 2008, according to a Commerce Department report. Though imports shrank to $223.9 billion in...
  • Stocks end wild week with a modest rise

     
    One of the wildest weeks in Wall Street history came to a tame close with stocks not far from where they began Monday morning. After four consecutive days of 400-point swings, the Dow Jones industrial average rose a relatively modest......