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August 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
The nation's manufacturers reported a slowing of growth in July and only modest increases in prices for raw materials, easing Wall Street fears of an overheating economy. A survey released Monday by the National Assn. of Purchasing Management indicated that the U.S. manufacturing sector grew in July for the sixth straight month, but not as strongly as in the previous month and below analysts' predictions. Price increases also were below expectations.
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August 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
The nation's manufacturers reported a slowing of growth in July and only modest increases in prices for raw materials, easing Wall Street fears of an overheating economy. A survey released Monday by the National Assn. of Purchasing Management indicated that the U.S. manufacturing sector grew in July for the sixth straight month, but not as strongly as in the previous month and below analysts' predictions. Price increases also were below expectations.
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July 5, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buoyed by a booming economy, President Clinton today embarks on a four-day mission to promote economic development in some of America's most impoverished areas, from Appalachia to Watts. Accompanied by a delegation of lawmakers and business leaders, the president hopes to help those left behind by an expanding economy that few could have predicted 6 1/2 years ago when he took office.
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July 5, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buoyed by a booming economy, President Clinton today embarks on a four-day mission to promote economic development in some of America's most impoverished areas, from Appalachia to Watts. Accompanied by a delegation of lawmakers and business leaders, the president hopes to help those left behind by an expanding economy that few could have predicted 6 1/2 years ago when he took office.
NEWS
February 22, 1994 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, American and South Korean military planners have studied what they sometimes call the Second Korean War. They have played out the war games and the scenarios aren't pretty. "The north's plan has two options to it," explains Paul Godwin of the Defense Department's National War College, an expert on Asian military affairs who has played the role of a North Korean in the war games. "One is to take Seoul quickly and sue for peace.
SPORTS
December 5, 2005
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NEWS
May 20, 1985
U.S. officials will stop interviewing Cambodian refugees next month for resettlement in America, a Western diplomatic source said in Bangkok, Thailand. Such a move would virtually halt the flow of the refugees to the United States. The United States has absorbed more than 340,000 Indochinese refugees since the Communist takeover of the region in 1975.
NEWS
September 29, 1988 | Associated Press
The United States and 11 allied countries signed an agreement today to build a $23-billion permanently manned space station designed to serve as a steppingstone for human exploration of the solar system. The facility, known as Space Station Freedom, will be designed, developed, operated and used by all of the partners, which include nine European allies, Japan and Canada, in addition to the United States.
NEWS
June 6, 1995
Lee Teng-hui, who will arrive in Los Angeles Wednesday on the way to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., will be more than just another alumnus attending his college reunion. Lee is president of Taiwan, and this will be the first time that any Taiwan president has visited the United States. The United States broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan when it recognized the People's Republic of China in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1986
Your editorial asks: "If there's a better way to do something, why not do it?" Of course there is a better way. Just have Congress pass a simple law establishing the Centigrade or Celsius as the standard measure of temperature in the United States. The United States today is the only country of any importance that adheres to the Fahrenheit scale--which is an integral component of the metric system in use throughout the world beyond U.S. boundaries. If is, of course, employed in many of our industries such as the electric, pharmaceutical, chemical and film industries.
SPORTS
July 26, 1999 | Associated Press
The United States basketball players got their gold medals and said to each other: "See you in Sydney." Gary Payton led the way with 19 points as the United States won the gold medal game of the Tournament of the Americas on Sunday night, withstanding a mild push from Canada early in the second half and going on to an easy 92-66 victory. The United States and Canada qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Australia with semifinal victories Saturday. "We can go home," Steve Smith said.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
APEC Backs U.S. Plan to Trim Technology Tariffs: Asian rim nations have decided to support a U.S.-proposed plan to eliminate tariffs on computers, software, telecommunications and other similar products, officials said. Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum agreed the group's 18 members would benefit from the proposal, the officials said. But they urged flexibility in implementing a deadline of 2000 suggested by the United States.
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