| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thousands of jobs in Southern California and across the nation could be in jeopardy as politicians wrangle over the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas.
The Export-Import Bank has come...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which usually favors Republican candidates, on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), who is in a tight Nov. 4 election battle with GOP challenger Carl DeMaio.
In its endorsement letter to Peters, the chamber...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When members of Congress bugged out of the Capitol last week for their annual August recess, they left hanging the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Unless Congress votes to reauthorize it, the bank is scheduled to go out of business after Sept. 30....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Republican opponents of the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday tried to spotlight corruption allegations at the agency as lawmakers battle over its future before a looming reauthorization deadline.
A House Oversight subcommittee subpoenaed a fired bank...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency.
"Congress has left thousands of small, medium...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Five senators on Thursday urged Burger King Worldwide Inc. not to move to lower-tax Canada, accusing the company of trying to avoid paying its fair share for roads and other public services it receives in the United States.
The letter, organized by Sen....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno -- not that those are necessarily their real names -- are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those corporations...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Congress returns Monday from its long summer break as the U.S. faces heightened terrorist threats abroad and unresolved policy issues at home.
But most lawmakers appear poised to handle only the most basic business of government before returning...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:16 PM
It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...