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February 20, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Goaded by complaints from U.S. movie and software producers, the Clinton administration is moving toward a confrontation with Israel over widespread piracy of American films and compact discs, U.S. officials said Friday. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky may impose trade sanctions against Israel when it issues its annual report on global protection of intellectual property rights in late April, the officials said.
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May 28, 1999 | From Reuters
Boeing Co. on Thursday sweetened its bid to win a $2.5-billion deal to supply Israel's air force with a new fighter plane in an effort to avoid losing another tender to competitor Lockheed Martin Corp. Boeing's spokesman in Israel said the Seattle-based company would commit to an additional $500 million in cooperation projects with Israeli industries if it wins the tender. He declined to disclose the total cooperation figure now offered, but industry sources put it at $1.25 billion.
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BUSINESS
May 28, 1999 | From Reuters
Boeing Co. on Thursday sweetened its bid to win a $2.5-billion deal to supply Israel's air force with a new fighter plane in an effort to avoid losing another tender to competitor Lockheed Martin Corp. Boeing's spokesman in Israel said the Seattle-based company would commit to an additional $500 million in cooperation projects with Israeli industries if it wins the tender. He declined to disclose the total cooperation figure now offered, but industry sources put it at $1.25 billion.
BUSINESS
February 20, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Goaded by complaints from U.S. movie and software producers, the Clinton administration is moving toward a confrontation with Israel over widespread piracy of American films and compact discs, U.S. officials said Friday. The office of U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky may impose trade sanctions against Israel when it issues its annual report on global protection of intellectual property rights in late April, the officials said.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
L.A. Gear Charged With Aiding Arab Boycott: The Commerce Department charged the Marina del Rey-based athletic shoe maker with 46 counts of cooperating with the Arab boycott of Israel. The department said L.A. Gear violated laws forbidding activities that support boycotts of nations friendly to the United States. L.A. Gear disputed the charges, which were raised two years ago. The potential penalty is $460,000 in cash and a loss of export privileges.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Branch of Swiss Bank Fined: The local office of Habib Bank was one of three companies agreeing to pay civil penalties imposed by the U.S Commerce Department for alleged violations of regulations against boycotts of Israel. While neither admitting nor denying guilty, the Habib Bank branch agreed to pay $9,000. The two other companies are a Concord, Mass., medical supplies exporter and a Berkeley Heights, N.J., freight forwarder.
NEWS
August 26, 1988
The United States will review the duty-free privileges of six countries accused of abusing workers' rights, Trade Representative Clayton K. Yeutter announced. The six include Israel, which has been charged with violating the rights of Palestinian workers, and Syria, Burma, Haiti, Liberia and Malaysia.
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February 4, 1995 | SUSAN BAER, THE BALTIMORE SUN
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's wife, who has no previous experience in trade promotion, has been hired at an undisclosed salary to help recruit businesses for a free-trade zone in Israel. For the past few months, Marianne Gingrich has been quietly working as vice president for business development of the Israel Export Development Co. Ltd., whose investors include a number of American businessmen, such as CBS president Laurence A. Tisch, clothing magnate Sy Syms and real estate developer Robert V.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Branch of Swiss Bank Fined: The local office of Habib Bank was one of three companies agreeing to pay civil penalties imposed by the U.S Commerce Department for alleged violations of regulations against boycotts of Israel. While neither admitting nor denying guilty, the Habib Bank branch agreed to pay $9,000. The two other companies are a Concord, Mass., medical supplies exporter and a Berkeley Heights, N.J., freight forwarder.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
L.A. Gear Charged With Aiding Arab Boycott: The Commerce Department charged the Marina del Rey-based athletic shoe maker with 46 counts of cooperating with the Arab boycott of Israel. The department said L.A. Gear violated laws forbidding activities that support boycotts of nations friendly to the United States. L.A. Gear disputed the charges, which were raised two years ago. The potential penalty is $460,000 in cash and a loss of export privileges.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1989 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some say California put the gusto into America's Mexican beer binge. Now, guess who's shipping its suds to the West Coast? Israel. The beer is named Maccabee after the Jewish soldiers who fought the Syrians in Jerusalem more than 2,100 years ago and took back the temple they had lost. While rededicating the temple, the Maccabees unknowingly began the festival of Hanukkah when--according to Jewish tradition--a small jar of oil that was expected to burn for one night miraculously lasted for eight.
NEWS
February 4, 1995 | SUSAN BAER, THE BALTIMORE SUN
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's wife, who has no previous experience in trade promotion, has been hired at an undisclosed salary to help recruit businesses for a free-trade zone in Israel. For the past few months, Marianne Gingrich has been quietly working as vice president for business development of the Israel Export Development Co. Ltd., whose investors include a number of American businessmen, such as CBS president Laurence A. Tisch, clothing magnate Sy Syms and real estate developer Robert V.
NEWS
June 21, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Politics, religion, the Middle East peace process and what some people suggest is just plain greed have become fused in a peculiarly Israeli way to produce a heated controversy involving, among others: farmers and bakers, the Labor and Likud political groupings, the ultra-Orthodox community, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sounds complicated, right?
NEWS
August 26, 1988
The United States will review the duty-free privileges of six countries accused of abusing workers' rights, Trade Representative Clayton K. Yeutter announced. The six include Israel, which has been charged with violating the rights of Palestinian workers, and Syria, Burma, Haiti, Liberia and Malaysia.
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