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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...
SACRAMENTO — Two of the nation's largest biotech companies — Amgen Inc. of Thousand Oaks and Genentech Inc. of South San Francisco — are fighting in Sacramento to keep a tight grip on some of their most lucrative drugs. At stake is a...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in February, driven by a drop in crude oil imports and an increase in American goods and services exported abroad, the Commerce Department said Friday. With exports rising more than imports, the seasonally...
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
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...
Tags: Public Finance, China, Labor Markets, Politics, Trade Balance
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Tags: Brazil, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan)
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