August 9, 1990 |
California farmers are steeling themselves for a "double whammy" brought on by higher fuel costs and curtailed crop exports to Iraq required under the embargo imposed by President Bush. Farmers say an increase in the price of diesel fuel has come at the worst time, with thousands of tractors and trucks busy bringing in a summer harvest of tomatoes, sugar beets, cantaloupes and alfalfa. Increases in oil prices also adversely affect farmers who rely on petroleum-based pesticides and fertilizers.
April 29, 1997 |
A top-level gubernatorial advisory panel said Monday that contrary to popular perceptions, the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico has been "an unquestionable success" for California and called for similar pacts with Chile and other Latin countries. In a preliminary assessment to be made public today, the California State World Trade Commission reports that the state has boosted its exports to Mexico by $2.
September 19, 1992 |
If French voters on Sunday approve a plan for European economic unity that produces a stable and strong Europe with a single currency, companies and investors in the United States and much of Asia would have reason to exclaim, "Vive la France!"
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June 13, 1989 |
Legislation triggered by a dispute between a North Hollywood manufacturer of airline stretchers and state tax authorities over an obscure law sailed through the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday. Under existing law, sales of equipment to foreign airlines for use overseas are exempt from state sales tax. But to secure the exemption, businesses must obtain proof at the time of sale that the items are for use outside the United States. The legislation, carried by Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana)
July 19, 1997 |
In California, she's a respected political insider--known to almost every Democratic politician, but not to voters. In Washington, she suddenly has become the focus of widespread attention during the first two weeks of the Senate inquiry into campaign fund-raising abuses.
December 20, 1991 |
In an unexpected and potentially far-reaching move, the powerful Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry wants to buy $1 million worth of U.S.-built methanol-fueled vehicles. It would be the first time that Japan has sought to import U.S. clean-fuel technology and could offer beleaguered American auto makers at least a showcase in the coveted but nearly impenetrable Japanese vehicle market.
April 29, 1997 |
A top-level gubernatorial advisory panel said Monday that the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico has been "an unquestionable success" for California and called for similar pacts with Chile and other Latin countries. In a preliminary assessment to be made public today, the California State World Trade Commission reports that the state has boosted its exports to Mexico by $2.
September 2, 1998 |
Among the jumble of bills state legislators passed in their haste to meet the end-of-session deadline Monday are a few that affect small business. These bills are now headed to Gov. Pete Wilson, who has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto them. Some are already on his hit list. Small-business activists hope that last-minute lobbying might change his mind on a couple. Here's a look at some of the measures: * Mental health coverage: AB 1100, introduced by Rep.
October 7, 1987 |
The free-trade agreement negotiated between the United States and Canada could more than double California's agricultural exports to Canada--which include wines and a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables--according to trade experts in the state. "The agreement could conceivably increase export of California agricultural products to Canada from the 1985 level of $420 million to $1 billion, once all barriers are removed," said trade consultant Scott D.
March 25, 2001 |
It's a familiar sight on the front page and the evening news: Crowds of exasperated and angry passengers, stranded by flight delays or cancellations, milling around the airport. Yet, while stranded airline-ticket holders get the attention, the frustration of businesses trying to negotiate the same over-stressed air transportation system to get their goods to market is virtually ignored.