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  • Morici: 8.5 percent unemployment may be as good as it gets

    Morici: 8.5 percent unemployment may be as good as it gets
    The economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent. Going forward, unemployment is not likely to fall much further and may rise again. Fourth quarter growth was exceptionally strong as the global economy recovered...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast. Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
  • Economy boosted by narrowing trade deficit

     
    Trade deficit: The Commerce Department said Friday that the nation’s trade deficit in October narrowed to $43.5 billion, the lowest level since December 2010....
  • The Big Gift: Kermit Lynch Wine Club

     
    If the wines you've enjoyed most come from Berkeley importer Kermit Lynch, then maybe you or someone you love is a candidate for the Kermit Lynch Wine Club....
  • ARAB WORLD: To fight off hunger and food shortages, governments must plan

     
    When Russia imposed an embargo on wheat exports this year, soaring wheat prices raised concern about the possibility of a new food crisis. Importing countries rushed to avoid supply shortages, producers hesitated to market their reserves, and brokers...
  • China's trade surplus surged in April

     
    China reported an unexpectedly large trade surplus in April, likely helping U.S. officials in their demands for faster Chinese currency appreciation while the two countries hold high-level talks in Washington. China's trade surplus grew to $11.4 billion...
  • At Long Beach port, karaoke machines containing nearly $1 million in counterfeit memory chips are seized

     
    Federal authorities said Thursday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly $1 million worth of counterfeit portable memory chips hidden inside hundreds of karaoke machines shipped into the Port of Long Beach....
  • Does the U.S. need China? [Most Commented]

     
    Reduce the trade deficit with China -- and clean up our economic mess. That's what Peter Navarro, business professor at UC Irvine and CNBC contributor, argues in an Op-Ed in Tuesday's pages. This would significantly reduce the overall trade deficit,......
  • Fewer exports push trade deficit to highest level since 2008

     
    U.S. manufacturers are in a bind as fewer sales of domestic goods such as semiconductors and raw cotton caused the trade deficit to jump to its highest level since 2008, according to a Commerce Department report. Though imports shrank to $223.9 billion in...
  • Stocks end wild week with a modest rise

     
    One of the wildest weeks in Wall Street history came to a tame close with stocks not far from where they began Monday morning. After four consecutive days of 400-point swings, the Dow Jones industrial average rose a relatively modest......
  • Port of Los Angeles setting a record pace for exports

     
    The nation's busiest seaport, Los Angeles, is on pace to have a record year in exports, officials announced Friday. Exports through the harbor in July were up 12.8% to 165,135 containers, from 146,369 a year ago. In 2010, the No.......