July 13, 2000 |
The United States and Vietnam have reached broad agreement on a sweeping economic deal meant to turn the former military foes into trading partners, sources said Wednesday. Even as trade negotiators continued to work on a few technical details, the Clinton administration was turning its attention to plans for a signing ceremony that could take place within the next several days.
May 2, 2004 |
Nippon Restaurant Enterprise Co. came to California to make something it couldn't make anywhere else: lunch. The Tokyo company wanted a factory that had access to high-quality ingredients, abundant labor and a business-friendly government. That ruled out Japan, China and Mexico. So, three years ago, Nippon Restaurant built a plant in Fairfield, southwest of Sacramento, that makes 9,000 bento lunchboxes a day.