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BUSINESS
September 26, 1998 | From Reuters
The Clinton administration said Friday that it is concerned about Canada's farm trade policies, which have caused a fresh border dispute to erupt with northern U.S. states over livestock and grain shipments. "It is time for Canada to take decisive action to level the playing field," said U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky. The U.S. is "highly concerned about Canada's agricultural trade policies," she said.
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NEWS
September 2, 1998 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This town is tired of teetering on the edge of America. Tourists don't visit, logging is down, boat-building is dead, fishing is bad. Even smuggling is harder. With its boarded-up buildings in the heart of downtown, with its double-digit jobless rate that is the worst in the state, Calais sits in the midst of what Mainers call the Appalachia of the Atlantic. Even the local tourism slogan reflects a hangdog mentality: "Washington County--Just off the beaten path."
NEWS
July 19, 1997 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's foreign trade deficit widened in May as Americans, continuing their spending spree during good economic times at home, stepped up their import buying, the government reported Friday. Commerce Department figures showed that, partly because of increased purchases of imported oil and automobiles, the trade deficit soared to $10.2 billion in May--the largest such imbalance in four months. The U.S.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1997 | (Dow Jones)
A Canadian government agency has ruled that concrete panels manufactured by Custom Building Products Co. have been dumped on the Canadian market. The agency, Revenue Canada, said the Custom Building panels, which are reinforced with fiberglass mesh and used as a backing board for ceramic tile installation, were sold in Canada at an average of 35% below "fairly traded prices." The investigation was prompted by a complaint from Bed-Roc Industries Co. of Surrey, B.C.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stretched out on an easy chair in the sunny living room of his farmhouse, surrounded by an eclectic book collection and an array of modern sculpture, Ike Lanier is bemused that at age 67 he has become something of a celebrated outlaw. His crime: trucking 300 bushels of wheat grown on his Alberta farm into Montana last summer and selling it on the open market.
NEWS
February 12, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Canada really wants a trade war with the United States over entertainment and cultural issues, as a top government official has hinted, the U.S. has far more weapons at its disposal than the Canadians, trade analysts and interested parties on both sides of the border said Tuesday.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Canada's deputy prime minister, wrapping up a highly publicized summit with this nation's leading entertainment industry executives, Monday hinted at a trade war aimed at Hollywood and what she has called "American cultural imperialism." Sheila Copps, the second-highest-ranking member of Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government, suggested that Canada might contest U.S. restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1997 | VANESSA VALKIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ten years ago, Steve Bernard and his wife began a small business making kettle-fried chips in a shop in Cape Cod, Mass. Today they're looking far from home for big sales growth--to markets in Europe, South America and Canada. "We're growing 100% every year," Bernard said. "The area where the U.S. has a little edge is in snack food." While U.S. agricultural exports are projected to drop overall this year, snack-food exports boomed 30% the first six months of 1996, according to the U.S.
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