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  • Sanchez joins Obama administration

     
    WASHINGTON — Florida native Francisco J. Sánchez today became Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade after President Barack Obama included his former campaign adviser in a package of recess appointments made after Congress adjourn...
  • Obama administration endorses performance royalties

     
    The Commerce Department sent a "views" letter Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee that expressed the administration's "strong support" for the record labels' No. 1 priority: legislation (S 379 in the Senate, HR 848 in the House) that would...
  • USOC leaving Ueberroth years behind

     
    On the surface, it looks like purely a sensible money-saving move. Dig just a little, and it won't take long to unearth the other motive in the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to close its office in Irvine, which the USOC......
  • Free trade unbound

    The Los Angeles Times editorial board met recently with U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. Here are some highlights of the discussion: Free traders on tour Susan Schwab: The politics of trade and the economics of trade have diverged to the point...
  • Bobby Fischer dies at 64; reclusive genius of the chess board

    Bobby Fischer dies at 64; reclusive genius of the chess board
    Bobby Fischer, the enigmatic American chess genius who became a Cold War hero with his 1972 defeat of Soviet champion Boris Spassky but fell from grace in later decades when he became a recluse and fugitive known for his hate-filled rants, has died. He...
  • Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas

    Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas
    With the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters. Each...
  • Trade deficit grew slightly in October

    The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in October as a record price for imported oil outweighed the export-spurring benefits of a weaker dollar, a Commerce Department report showed Wednesday. Rising oil costs also propelled U.S. import prices 2.7%...
  • 'Pursuit of happiness'

    In a treatise on government published in 1690, British philosopher John Locke laid out an argument for property rights that would resonate on the far side of the Atlantic. Although God gave the fruit of the land to all people in common, Locke wrote,...
  • 'Domestic tranquillity'

    This has rarely been a tranquil nation. Born in revolution, tested by civil war, energized by protest, the United States has survived turmoil even as it has pursued its constitutional mandate to ensure tranquillity. Today, that elusive sense of domestic...
  • Feds aid viewers' move to digital

    The federal government doesn't usually give things away, but starting Tuesday broadcast TV watchers can apply for a gift that could keep their sets from going dark in 2009. Via a toll-free hotline and a website, the Commerce Department will begin...
  • Obama vs. McCain, by the map

    Obama vs. McCain, by the map
    In many states that President Bush captured in the 2004 election, Barack Obama has swelled the ranks of Democrats by the thousands, drawing record numbers of young people and African Americans to the polls. But will this enthusiasm -- which propelled his...
  • Tech's mixed message

    The old sports adage says there's no "I" in "team." But for the information technology industry, there's no "team" in "IT." Unlike most major industries, high tech has no all-encompassing trade association to push its agenda at the White House and on...