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  • Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development

    Richard S. Amador Sr. dies at 75; expert in community economic development
    Richard S. Amador Sr., a California-born son of migrant farmworkers who became a nationally recognized expert in community and economic development and formed a nonprofit group that created thousands of jobs for East Los Angeles residents, has died. He...
  • International travel to the U.S. expected to boom

     
    If you live near a tourist attraction in the U.S., you might want to practice your Mandarin and Portuguese. International travel to the U.S. is expected to grow by 5% to 6% each year over the next five years, with......
  • Are there adults in the room? --Mayoral candidates shy from adult conversation on sales taxes

     
    Find background information and related links on this topic here What was Rahm Emanuel thinking? At a news conference last month, the mayoral candidate called for a change in how we collect sales taxes: lower the overall rate, but broaden......
  • China to lead growth in international travel

     
    International travel will grow 32% by 2014, pushed partly by a surge in travelers from China, according to a forecast released Monday by a trade group for the international airline industry. The International Air Transport Assn. predicted that the...
  • Guest list: Mike Haridopolos on ‘The Agenda’ — he inspires a classic putdown about laptops; AMA president on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, will visit "The Agenda" and discuss the coming legislative session. He also talks about his positions on pension reform, merit pay for teachers and block grants for schools. In "The Advocates" segment,...
  • International tourism to U.S. expected to grow 49% by 2016

     
    Here's a tip to anyone in the tourism business: Learn to speak Chinese, Portuguese or Korean. International tourism to the U.S. will grow by 49% by 2016, according to a new forecast by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The projection......
  • Environmentalists want slower ship speeds to protect whales off California coast

     
    A coalition of environmental groups is asking the Obama administration to establish a 10-knot speed limit for ships traveling through California’s marine sanctuaries to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem they say has climbed to “...
  • Report says proposed Medicaid cuts would damage Florida’s economy

     
    As Congress prepares to examine the budget, one Republican proposal suggests cuts to the Medicaid program. A new study says those Medicaid cuts would mean the loss of about 11,300 jobs and  could cost the state $1.2 billion in business activity this year,...
  • Spending by international visitors to the U.S. hits record in May

     
    International visitors spent a record $12.6 billion traveling to and visiting the United States during May, 12% higher than in May 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Monday. The latest spending numbers mark the seventeenth straight month of...
  • Japan-to-U.S. visits continue to drop since quake and tsunami

     
    The number of Japanese tourists visiting the U.S. has dropped significantly since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. But the drop in Japanese tourists comes as visitor numbers from....
  • Spending by international visitors keeps growing

     
    The U.S. continues to build a strong trade surplus in travel and tourism. International visitors to the United States spent nearly $12.5 billion on travel to and tourism activities within the country in June, a 9% increase over the same month in 2010,...