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  • It's not the yen, it's the mileage

    FORD MOTOR CO.'s announcement last week that it lost a record $12.75 billion in 2006 will tempt the new Democratic Congress to come to the rescue of Detroit's Big Three automakers. General Motors and DaimlerChrysler are also expected to announce SUV-sized...
  • Obama, Calderon meet in Washington

    President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Washington on Monday to begin work on one of the most vital yet challenging of U.S. relationships. As a symbol of the ties between the two nations, incoming U.S. presidents...
  • Feds say no to Foothill South

    Feds say no to Foothill South
    Given the Bush administration's propensity to ignore science and reason in pushing its anti-environment agenda, it was both surprising and refreshing to see the U.S. Commerce Department hew to the rules when it rebuffed the proposed Foothill South toll...
  • Obama to Canada: Sorry

    Obama to Canada: Sorry
    On Thursday, two days after triumphantly signing an economic stimulus measure that he had fought for nearly since taking office, President Obama will go to Ottawa to apologize for it. As is traditional for U.S. presidents, Obama will make his first...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
  • Federal officials struggle to maintain order at toll road hearing

    Federal officials struggle to maintain order at toll road hearing
    Federal officials hoping for decorum laid down the rules at the outset of Monday's public hearing on whether to build a toll road through a state park: no booing, no cheering. The public's response: Boos and cheers reminiscent of February's raucous...
  • A vigilant press

    A vigilant press
    Few moments in our modern political history have been as eagerly anticipated as today's inauguration. After eight increasingly dispiriting years, the Bush administration at last exits the stage, to be succeeded by Barack Obama and the impressive Cabinet...
  • Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?

    Do election politics poison bailout negotiations?
    Today's question: Do presidential politics help or hurt election-year economic policy? Did McCain's campaign "suspension" have any effect? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated Obama's and McCain's economic plans and the state of the U.S. financial...
  • Becerra's a bad choice for trade post

    Becerra's a bad choice for trade post
    Deep down, we had hoped Barack Obama was fibbing when he bashed the North American Free Trade Agreement on the campaign trail. After all, his senior economic policy advisor had, according to a leaked memo, assured Canadian officials that the talk was...
  • Shades of blue

    Today, Cannick and Perlstein discuss the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party. Previously, they weighed the causes of the party's apparent national strength, assessed the compatibility of progressive politics and traditional religious values,...
  • Where have you gone, Otis Chandler?

    Your recent support of a bill to ban real estate transfer fees is just the latest example of the Times' editorial board siding with the business community and against the public's interest. Supporting the bill is the California Association of Realtors....
  • GDP Falls 6.1%; Big Drop In Exports Especially Alarming For Connecticut

    Consumer spending rebounded somewhat, but the economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year, reflecting sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years. The 30 percent drop in exports,...