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Call Washington BureauDisputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown. Helping to lead the candy...
SATURDAYMAY 4 COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY is offering the "First Time Homebuyer's Class" in English today, May 11 and 18, 8:15 a.m, to 1 p.m., at Victory Firehouse, 205 Webster St., Bethlehem. Free. Info: Amy, 484-893-1038. LEHIGH...
My issue isn’t that Bears General Manager Phil Emery has fewer draft picks than he has positional needs. Every GM has fewer picks than he has needs. Just ask them. But for those of you keeping score at home, Tribune football guru Dan Pompei did...
Within a few months, the U.S. and European Union will formally launch free-trade talks. Now is the time to think big. After years of neglect, this trade relationship is ripe for improvement. Europe is suffering through a prolonged economic downturn...
Reuters* Roberto Azevedo says he will be neutral if he gets the job * Other finalist is Blanco, former Mexican trade minister * New chief to be picked in May as WTO faces credibility crisis By Alonso Soto BRASILIA, May 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's candidate to...
ReutersBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's candidate to head the World Trade Organization brushed off criticism from rich nations that his country is growing more protectionist, saying he will be a neutral negotiator of global trade frictions if he gets the job this...
ReutersMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization can break a deadlock in global trade talks if it adapts to a flurry of bilateral trade initiatives and overhauls itself, Mexico's finalist to head the body said on Friday. Herminio Blanco, a former...
I would like to add some points to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's column "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7). Mr. Ehrlich fails to mention the fact that every president since Lyndon Johnson, beginning in 1964, has raided the Social Security...
An unusual coalition between the U.S. and Russia to win an international ban on commercial trade of polar bear parts failed Thursday. Meeting in Bangkok, delegates to the 176-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species voted down a U....
Tags: Russia, Hunting, Conservation, Endangered Species, Population
For just as many reasons readers found to sneer at Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer, others found reasons to praise the late strongman. While several readers slammed Chavez for behaving like a dictator and...
Tags: China, Jimmy Carter, Poverty, Trade Agreements, Hugo Chavez
In the State of the Union address, President Obama implied that his pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement will create jobs. I don't buy it. The legacy of past pacts on which the TPP is modeled has been job destruction, not job...
Tags: Public Finance, Politics, Imports, Trade Dispute, Trade Balance
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Tim Kelliher paid more than $19,000 in state income taxes in 2011, an amount that could vanish in future years, depending on what happens to Gov. Dave Heineman's two tax proposals. But on Feb. 7, the Kearney farm producer made his...
Tags: Taxation, Government, Justice System, Politics, Dave Heineman
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