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  • Baltimore-based rug designer has grown to top importer from Nepal

    Baltimore-based rug designer has grown to top importer from Nepal
    Steve Cibor loaded his Ford Explorer with a few samples of Tibetan rugs and drove for days along the East Coast in 1994, trying to persuade retailers to sell the expensive hand-woven pieces. "Nobody bought it — but they gave me ideas," Cibor said....
  • Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
  • Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]

    Grant Obama trade promotion authority [Commentary]
    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....
  • Auto Exports' Rise Continues

     
    We've known that U.S. automotive exports are increasing, but now the Detroit News reports the country could export more cars than ever before this year. Auto exports could reach 2 million cars and trucks in 2013, up from around 1.8......
  • Honda Is a Net Exporter, Sort Of

     
    You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes......
  • U.S. sees spike in cotton contract defaults

    U.S. sees spike in cotton contract defaults
    ISLE OF WIGHT – The United States' historically high cotton prices of 2011 are history. But the country's cotton industry is starting to deal with an international trade problem created by the volatile market: cotton contract forfeitures, said...
  • U.S. signs treaty to restrict arms trade

    UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
  • The consensus seems to be: Let somebody else fix the delta

    The consensus seems to be: Let somebody else fix the delta
    Confidential surveys of water officials, water users and others involved with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta offer some telling insight on why the delta is stuck in a perpetual quagmire. When it comes to fixing the hub of California’s water...
  • Products are cheap, lives are not

    Products are cheap, lives are not
    Deadly industrial accidents in the developing world are tragically common, but the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that took the lives of more than 500 workers has captured the American public's attention, and no wonder. Knowingly or...
  • Japan quake likely to affect business globally

    Japan quake likely to affect business globally
    With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools. Japan is the...
  • Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis

    Japan's fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis
    Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...