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Supplier keeps busy buzzing about honey from bees in Chile

posted: 03/18/2018 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Jacob Perry, founder of Patagonia Bee Products in Fayetteville, is one busy bee.

Saipan casae shows U.S. challenge

posted: 03/18/2018 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China's rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid $3,000 a month -- more than triple the average wage in China -- as long as Zhou forked over thousands of dollars for his help. The offer was too good to pass up.

EU tariff on cranberries puts squeeze on U.S. farmers

posted: 03/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

The American cranberry industry is one of the biggest losers so far in the escalating trade dispute between the European Union and the U.S.

Chinese line up battery element

posted: 03/16/2018 1:59 a.m. Discuss

China is first out of the blocks in the global race to secure raw material supplies critical for the batteries that will power the electric vehicles of the future.

China steel cuts too slow for West

posted: 03/13/2018 1:56 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- China's steel mills, a target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire, are their industry's 800-pound gorilla: They supply half of the world's output, so every move they make has a global impact.

Trump's auto-tariff talk bullying, EU says

posted: 03/13/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The European Union told President Donald Trump on Monday that it won't be cowed by his escalating protectionist rhetoric and talk of punitive tariffs.

List stock in China, big firms prodded

posted: 03/11/2018 3:03 a.m. Discuss

China's biggest overseas-traded technology companies from search giant Baidu to Sogou are investigating ways to float shares on the country's exchanges as Beijing encourages its largest corporations to move their listings home.

China's Africa-building catches U.S. eye

posted: 03/10/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city's new light rail -- built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters was built by China, too. So was the new ring road system around the city. And the new railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.

U.S. trading partners, businesses say tariffs will backfire

posted: 03/09/2018 1:26 p.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS — The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war without resolving the problems it's intended to address.

Nations sign on to trade alliance

posted: 03/09/2018 1:57 a.m. Discuss

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A trade pact originally conceived by the United States to counter China's growing economic might in Asia now has a new target: President Donald Trump's embrace of protectionism.

Saudis ready to drill for shale gas

posted: 03/08/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil exporter, is set to join the shale revolution with plans to start producing unconventional natural gas this month and exploit a deposit that is described as possibly rivaling the Eagle Ford formation in Texas.

Booming global trade boosts oil demand; more predicted

posted: 03/08/2018 1:59 a.m. Discuss

The strength of oil consumption took analysts by surprise last year, and played a big role in crude's recovery to a three-year high in January. Demand this year could even turn out to be "way in excess" of 2017's exuberant levels, Khalid al-Falih, the normally cautious energy minister of Saudi Arabia predicts. Data from industries like aviation, shipping and trucking suggest he might be right.

Chicken carriers focus of initiative

posted: 03/06/2018 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Cobb-Vantress' Brazil division on Monday announced plans to invest more than $1 million in a high-tech fleet of trucks with increased capacity and improved climate control, designed to curb the mortality rates of chicks in transit.

Carmakers drop sexy models from Geneva show

posted: 03/04/2018 1:50 a.m. Discuss

A year ago, two blondes in skintight silver mini dresses and stiletto heels were stationed at Ssangyong Motor's display at the Geneva Motor Show.

Cloud shadows '86 law at court

posted: 02/28/2018 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court on Tuesday explored what happens when a decades-old law meets 21st-century technology.






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