| Oct 4, 2011
China on Tuesday blasted a proposed U.S. bill that would punish countries for undervaluing their currency by saying it would undermine the global economy and potentially lead to a trade war....
| Dec 9, 2011
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....
| Dec 8, 2011
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....
| Aug 24, 2010
| 10:54 AM
Like most U.S. business sectors, the wine business has been transformed by e-commerce. Even if restrictions on interstate shipping have limited that commerce to 38 states, the Internet as a wine marketplace is robust by any measure.
In the last four...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 1:49 PM
For Bartholomew Broadbent, a port-maker and importer, the "why" of port is basic: "It's the difference between eating and dining."
It's a fitting analogy. As anyone who has capped a fine meal with a bottle of Portuguese "porto" and a wedge of cheese or...
| Jan 30, 2009
President Barack Obama on Friday opened his relationship with Chinese President Hu Jintao, promising cooperation in a phone call that broadly covered sensitive trade issues, the global financial crisis and the North Korean nuclear threat.
| Nov 23, 2008
Whole Foods Market has long trumpeted its premium chocolate bars for being made the old-fashioned way, in Switzerland.
But two years ago it added another manufacturing claim to the product's labels—one that would appeal to millions of Americans who...
| Mar 6, 2009
Armed with hooks, tongs and a snake bag, biologists at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge spent Thursday learning how to catch Burmese pythons.
Although none have been seen at Loxahatchee, the refuge's workers are getting prepared as part of a...
| Jul 8, 2009
New Jersey wine retailer Joe Arking was in the Napa Valley last month, drumming up business. Arking is hardly a typical retailer in the bricks-and-mortar sense or, for that matter, in the normal Web-commerce sense. His website, winestilsoldout.com,...
| May 14, 2008
Three recently published books suggest that an emerging literary form, the wine memoir, is gathering momentum. Each book -- Alice Feiring's "The Battle for Wine and Love or How I Saved the World From Parkerization," Neal I. Rosenthal's "Reflections of a...
| Mar 18, 2009
On a recent afternoon, customers of the Los Angeles gourmet shop Joan's on Third were greeted with a one-pound wedge of L'Aigle Noir Roquefort, its blue-speckled innards showcased on a glass pedestal amid tidy piles of other artisan cheeses. Hanging above...