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January 25, 2010 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Robert Mosbacher, who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, and helped lay the foundation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died. He was 82. Mosbacher died Sunday in Houston after a yearlong fight with pancreatic cancer, family spokesman Jim McGrath said. Mosbacher, a Texas oilman, was a powerful Republican fundraiser who served at the top echelons of Bush's presidential campaigns and most recently was a general campaign chairman for Sen. John McCain's 2008 GOP presidential race.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2010 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Robert Mosbacher, who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, and helped lay the foundation for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has died. He was 82. Mosbacher died Sunday in Houston after a yearlong fight with pancreatic cancer, family spokesman Jim McGrath said. Mosbacher, a Texas oilman, was a powerful Republican fundraiser who served at the top echelons of Bush's presidential campaigns and most recently was a general campaign chairman for Sen. John McCain's 2008 GOP presidential race.
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June 24, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and MURRAY WAAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former undersecretary of commerce has told congressional investigators that White House officials and top aides to former Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher supervised preparation of a list of export licenses to Iraq that was altered before it was submitted to Congress, it was disclosed Tuesday. The claims by the former official, Dennis E. Kloske, stopped short of saying that the officials ordered the changes.
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June 24, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and MURRAY WAAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former undersecretary of commerce has told congressional investigators that White House officials and top aides to former Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher supervised preparation of a list of export licenses to Iraq that was altered before it was submitted to Congress, it was disclosed Tuesday. The claims by the former official, Dennis E. Kloske, stopped short of saying that the officials ordered the changes.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Bush Administration official warned Wednesday that Japan can expect tough action from the United States later this year if it fails to live up to provisions of a bilateral trade pact signed earlier this month. Speaking to electronics industry executives at an Irvine luncheon, Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher predicted that the U.S. trade deficit will fall below $100 billion this year for the first time in seven years. The nation's trade gap hit $113.
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February 28, 1992 | Reuters
The Senate on Thursday approved businesswoman Barbara Hackman Franklin as commerce secretary to replace Robert A. Mosbacher.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | Associated Press
Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher left Thursday with a group of U.S. businessmen on a six-day mission to develop trade and investment ties with Poland and Greece.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1989
Mosbacher Defends Get-Tough Approach: Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher defended the Administration's get-tough approach to opening foreign markets to American products, saying the effort must be made to correct huge trade imbalances. In an address at the Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, Mosbacher called last year's U.S. trade deficit of $120 billion unacceptable and said more has to be done to reduce the imbalance. Mosbacher defended the Administration's decision last month to target Japan, Brazil and India for erecting barriers to sales of American goods.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actor Michael Douglas and businessman Neil C. Morgan plan to buy a large, wooded ranch in Colorado from a group headed by U.S. Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher. Morgan said the 7,000-acre Wildcat Ranch is seven miles from the Aspen ski area and will be developed into sites for multimillion-dollar homes. The sale is expected to close later this month, said Morgan, who declined to disclose the exact sale price, which was estimated at $20 million.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Bush Administration official warned Wednesday that Japan can expect tough action from the United States later this year if it fails to live up to provisions of a bilateral trade pact signed earlier this month. Speaking to electronics industry executives at an Irvine luncheon, Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher predicted that the U.S. trade deficit will fall below $100 billion this year for the first time in seven years. The nation's trade gap hit $113.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1990 | Dean Takahashi and Cristina Lee, Times staff writers
AST's VIP Visitor: AST is playing host to an important visitor on Thursday, when Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher is scheduled to visit AST's Fountain Valley manufacturing plant. Earlier in the day, Mosbacher is scheduled to address the American Electronics Assn.'s local chapter about the challenges the American electronics industry faces in the 1990s.
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September 22, 1989 | From Reuters
Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher has postponed talks with European Community officials scheduled for Thursday because he has extended his current visit to Poland, a U.S. spokesman said. Mosbacher's visit will be rearranged for later this year, he added.
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