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  • SYM Symba scooter offers alternative in a sea of Vespa wannabes [Updated]

     
    You may recognize the machine -- but not the manufacturer. It’s the classic Honda Cub as made by the Taiwanese company SYM. It’s called the Symba, which, any parent who’s watched "The Lion King" 100 too many times can tell......
  • U.S. trade deficit up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November

     
    The U.S. trade deficit shot up nearly 10% to $36.4 billion in November, hitting a 10-month high, the Department of Commerce said today.Demand for imports is growing, as the nation’s economy slowly gets back on its feet. Imports totaled $174.6......
  • Laboratory monkey deaths due to negligence prompt animal activists to call for crackdown on researchers

     
    SPARKS, Nev. — Workers at a Nevada research lab were checking on a primate room when they came across a ghastly sight: Thirty dead monkeys were essentially cooked alive after someone left the heater on. Two others were near death......
  • In a twist, China posts a trade deficit

     
    China reported its first monthly trade deficit in six years Saturday. The unusual news comes as the country's trade partners -- namely the United States -- have been clamoring for Beijing to reduce its trade surpluses by strengthening its currency.......
  • Wall Street Roundup: More Lehman trickery? WaMu in the spotlight.

     
    Trade deficit up. Growing demand for imports has driven up the U.S. trade deficit, according to new Commerce Department figures. Both imports and exports rose in February. More Lehman trickery? Lehman used a shadowy company -- an "alter ego" firm......
  • Many more toys tainted with lead, inquiry finds

    Many more toys tainted with lead, inquiry finds
    Many Chicago-area stores are routinely selling lead-tainted toys, including items with levels more than 10 times government safety limits, testing by the Tribune shows. In one of the most comprehensive inquiries into lead in children's products, the...
  • Feds, retailer recall deadly dart sets

    Feds, retailer recall deadly dart sets
    Following deaths of children in Chicago and Milwaukee, federal regulators on Monday recalled 1.8 million dart gun sets — a toy that federal officials and the toy's importer knew was deadly more than three years ago. For the family of Kentrell...
  • U.S. Knocks on Asian Shrimpers' Doors After Oil Spill

    U.S. Knocks on Asian Shrimpers' Doors After Oil Spill
    As the Gulf Coast oil spill continues to gush, U.S. seafood suppliers are turning to Asia to ensure Americans have enough shrimp for their gumbos, Creoles and cocktails this summer, but some of those overseas cupboards are low themselves. Several...
  • U.S. Customs Seize Scooters From China

    U.S. Customs Seize Scooters From China
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Dallas seized more than 1,400 scooters and go carts imported from China. Chief Officer Terry Goodpastor called it the largest of its kind with a "value of a little over 1.6 million dollars." The scooters are equipped...
  • The Hartford, Other Insurers Sued Over 'Dumping' Of Cheap Chinese Foods

    What can you make with cheap crawfish, garlic, canned mushrooms and honey? A class action lawsuit, say U.S. food producers who are suing The Hartford and other insurers for nearly $1 billion in damages. The suit, filed Tuesday, spotlights how the...
  • Invite port to dinner

    Invite port to dinner
    For Bartholomew Broadbent, a port-maker and importer, the "why" of port is basic: "It's the difference between eating and dining." It's a fitting analogy. As anyone who has capped a fine meal with a bottle of Portuguese "porto" and a wedge of cheese or...
  • Finding the Perfect Halloween Costume

    Finding the Perfect Halloween Costume
    Southern Importers in the Museum District has accessories and costumes to fit all your Halloween needs. Some of the most popular last-minute grabs for adults: kickbacks to the classics, superheroes, goblins, and vampires. This year one of the hottest...