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WASHINGTON -- Americans have a love-hate relationship with foreign trade. In the marketplace, we're enthusiasts. During 2012, we scarfed up $2.3 trillion of imports: cars, computers, clothes, smartphones, shoes, toys, oil and much more. We are also...
Sales of U.S. barley and malting barley to Korea jumped significantly in 2012 thanks to implementation of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) a year ago this week and to timely promotions of barley by the U.S. Grains Council and other...
Tags: Trade Dispute
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...
In the State of the Union address, President Obama implied that his pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement will create jobs. I don't buy it. The legacy of past pacts on which the TPP is modeled has been job destruction, not job...
In an encouraging sign for the American economy, the U.S. trade deficit fell sharply in December as exports grew at a solid pace while imports of oil and many other goods shrank from the prior month, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The big drop...
WASHINGTON -- A spike in American imports of consumer goods, autos and other products led to a sharp increase in the U.S. trade deficit in November from the prior month, the government said Friday. One immediate implication of the unexpectedly big...
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...
Tags: Furniture, Walmart, Baby Products
TOKYO - Japan, Asia's largest beef buyer, has suspended imports from Brazil after a cow in Parana state tested positive for mad-cow disease. "We suspended imports from Brazil as soon as an outbreak of BSE was confirmed," the Ministry of Agriculture,...
The ban on beef from Brazil's Parana state is spreading. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Korea join China, South Africa and Japan in not buying beef from the region after Brazil revealed the discovery of a cow with proteins that cause bovine spongiform...
WASHINGTON -- Preoccupied by the election, Americans may be under the delusion that most major social and economic changes proceed from the ballot box. Not so. The latest reminder of this comes from a surprising source: the annual World Energy Outlook...
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...
Check out festivals and events in September across the state. Check out statewide events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below: Coming up this week Through Nov. 2 (Select Nights): Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party,...
Tags: Kissimmee, AMC (tv network), Rivers, Blues (genre), Government
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