| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's exports are booming, and companies are shipping goods at levels not reached since before the Great Recession six years ago.
In November alone, Golden State businesses shipped merchandise worth $15.2 billion, a 14% jump...
| Jan 5, 2014
Re "Where the jobs are," Opinion, Jan. 2
Jeff Danziger's piece is a veiled call for protectionism.
He notes that in the last 20 years, the countries around the world that have ditched communism are now producing goods to sell to Americans. He says...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:01 AM
If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016.
He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country&...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Leaks are bedeviling trade negotiations.
In October, the European Commission leaked its position papers for the US-EU free trade agreement talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement or T-TIP.
In November, Wikileaks...
| 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 9, 2014
| 6:00 PM
For the second time in a week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker publicly expressed her support for immigration reform.
"Put simply, this must be at the top of our to-do list," Pritzker said Thursday at an event for the Los Angeles World Affairs...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Henry Ford heard the jeers for years before his horseless carriage remade culture forever. Orville and Wilbur Wright were called bird brains before their dreams carried them over a North Carolina sand
dune and mankind to distant galaxies.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
LONDON – European and U.S. officials resumed negotiations Monday on a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement despite angry protests in Europe over American electronic spying and threats to call off the talks.
The five-day discussion in Brussels had...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
March 1 the Obama administration asked Congress for trade promotion authority (TPA), also known as "fast track" for the president to negotiate trade treaties. It provides for only an up-or-down vote in both House and Senate, without amendment, within 90...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
With a record corn crop filling the silos this fall, the U.S. Grains Council has been busy bringing foreign buyers to the United States to show them the crop in an effort to encourage overseas customers to shift purchasing patterns back to the United...