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September 15, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recent economic turmoil in Asia and Latin America has some U.S. small-business owners thinking twice about exporting. Who could blame them? Record trade deficits confirm what foreign entrepreneurs already know: The United States is the mother of all consumer markets. American shoppers are numerous, prosperous and they pay in greenbacks. Why bother leaving home at all?
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September 15, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recent economic turmoil in Asia and Latin America has some U.S. small-business owners thinking twice about exporting. Who could blame them? Record trade deficits confirm what foreign entrepreneurs already know: The United States is the mother of all consumer markets. American shoppers are numerous, prosperous and they pay in greenbacks. Why bother leaving home at all?
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BUSINESS
December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, Ryusuke Hoshino worked his way up the bureaucratic ranks of the Japan External Trade Organization in Tokyo to become the director of its prestigious U.S. market research division. As a top official in the Japanese government trade organization, Hoshino traveled extensively to help expand his nation's trade ties with countries in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. But one day, he did the unthinkable in Japanese society.
NEWS
January 15, 1991
Trade negotiators convene in Geneva today in a last effort to breathe life into the four-year Uruguay Round of international trade liberalization talks that collapsed in Brussels last month. A five-week cooling-off period has brought little sign of progress, however, on the issue that brought the talks to the brink of failure: agricultural trade barriers.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
Jay Winter is executive secretary of the Foreign Trade Assn. of Southern California. Its more than 500 members represent a cross section of the international trade community : "Most small importers are just receiving their Christmas orders, and imports have been down because the U.S. retail market has been soft in general. "Diversified importers and exporters today are looking very hard at expanding their international markets, because their perception is that the U.S.
NEWS
January 15, 1991
Trade negotiators convene in Geneva today in a last effort to breathe life into the four-year Uruguay Round of international trade liberalization talks that collapsed in Brussels last month. A five-week cooling-off period has brought little sign of progress, however, on the issue that brought the talks to the brink of failure: agricultural trade barriers.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
In Orange County, 1990 was a big year for international deals. There were deals to sell fuel-cleaning systems in Spain, hamburger franchises in Indonesia, computer hardware to China, Playboy and other magazines in the Soviet Union, and to mine gold in the Philippines. Some of the county's most noteworthy international deals are listed below: SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Costa Mesa, agreed to merge with Yugoslavia's largest drug company, Galenika Pharmaceuticals.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1986 | Associated Press
The United States' foreign trade deficit widened to $14.5 billion in March as cheaper oil prices were overwhelmed by a record level of imports of manufactured goods, the government reported Wednesday. The trade deficit jumped 16.3% over the February imbalance of $12.5 billion. The deficit with Japan jumped 27.5% to an all-time high. For the first three months of the year, the trade deficit totaled $43.5 billion, 39% higher than the pace set last year.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1999 | GARY CHAPMAN
Last week's observance of Labor Day brought with it the annual media coverage of the state of labor in the United States, a subject nearly ignored the rest of the year. Except for Labor Day, workers are typically treated as an abstract factor of production, a price for employers and as wage statistics that might affect Wall Street or the musings of Alan Greenspan. But even last week's coverage of the state of labor in the U.S.
NEWS
April 17, 1993 | ART PINE and LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton on Friday demanded a major "rebalancing" of the longstanding economic relationship between the United States and Japan, insisting that Tokyo must accept substantially more American exports. In his first face-to-face encounter with Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, Clinton insisted that the two countries launch high-level talks about ways to reduce their mushrooming trade imbalance, for the first time setting specific targets for U.S. exports in key areas.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, Ryusuke Hoshino worked his way up the bureaucratic ranks of the Japan External Trade Organization in Tokyo to become the director of its prestigious U.S. market research division. As a top official in the Japanese government trade organization, Hoshino traveled extensively to help expand his nation's trade ties with countries in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. But one day, he did the unthinkable in Japanese society.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
In Orange County, 1990 was a big year for international deals. There were deals to sell fuel-cleaning systems in Spain, hamburger franchises in Indonesia, computer hardware to China, Playboy and other magazines in the Soviet Union, and to mine gold in the Philippines. Some of the county's most noteworthy international deals are listed below: SPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., Costa Mesa, agreed to merge with Yugoslavia's largest drug company, Galenika Pharmaceuticals.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE
Jay Winter is executive secretary of the Foreign Trade Assn. of Southern California. Its more than 500 members represent a cross section of the international trade community : "Most small importers are just receiving their Christmas orders, and imports have been down because the U.S. retail market has been soft in general. "Diversified importers and exporters today are looking very hard at expanding their international markets, because their perception is that the U.S.
NEWS
November 17, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Saddam Hussein's trusted minister of trade did not want to talk politics one recent morning in his well-appointed office--a key regime power center in the heart of Baghdad, heavily guarded by soldiers and filled with the remembrances of war.
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