| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to sign an order Wednesday that officials say will cut the waiting time on permits to import and export goods "from days to minutes."
Currently, businesses submit information to dozens of government agencies, often on...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- In an apparent effort to fight bribery with even more overt state-sanctioned bribery, the battle for the hearts and minds of Ukraine has devolved into two suitors -- the West and Russia -- flashing their respective bank account statements. How...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan ended a nearly monthlong blockade of parliament Thursday, giving leaders a fragile reprieve to finish a disputed trade pact with China, the island’s longtime political foe and biggest economic...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON -- The global economy is at a turning point this year as it shows signs of strengthening, with the U.S. and other developed countries expected to see stronger growth, the World Bank said.
"Most of the acceleration is expected to come from...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Most people may take natural gas for granted. It fuels the flame on your stove, fires your furnace. It's there when you need it.
For Sempra Energy, natural gas is big business.
The San Diego company owns Southern California Gas Co., the nation's...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 3:45 PM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy.
Government officials have pledged...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Honda Motor Co. hopes the redesigned Fit hatchback it introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will finally match the sales of more popular subcompact car rivals.
The Fit has been a sales conundrum for Honda. It gets rave...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — After a long and lumpy recovery, the world economy may finally be at a turning point with global growth expected to accelerate this year behind the rising strength of the U.S. and other major developed countries.
But world finance...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Earlier this month, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to consider crucial legislation that would grant the president Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would make it easier for him to negotiate deals with other countries. Maryland's own Sen....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:20 AM
With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Tribune sharply criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s refusal to “give Obama the authority to negotiate trade agreements without meddling from Congress.” (“Obama’s trade push,” Editorial, Feb. 1)...