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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Featured Headlines

Businesses Voice Concerns About Impact While Port Worker Contract Talks Drag On
CalChamber Alert, January 30, 2015

Congress to dockworkers, employers: Reach contract agreement soon
Press Telegram, February 2, 2015

CalChamber Urges Renewal of Ex-Im Bank

Support H.R. 597: The Reform Exports and Expand the American Economy Act

Introduced 01/28/2015 by Rep. Fincher [R-TN-8]
and 57 Cosponsors

01/28 Referred to House Comm. on Fin. Services

On February 2, the CalChamber sent a letter
to CA Congress urging the passage of the bill

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Obama 2015 Trade Agenda Mirrors CalChamber Goals
CalChamber, January 28, 2015

CalChamber Companies in the News

Chevron Expands Its U.S. Gulf of Mexico Leasehold Position with Acquired Deepwater Acreage
Market Watch, January 28, 2015

Blue Diamond Almonds on Air Force One
Almond Insights, January 27, 2015

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo reports strong engagement on Doha work programme talks

From the White House

The 2016 Budget: How We’re Using New Open Government Tools

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Trade Deals Would Open New Channels for Small Business Growth

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

America’s Economic Resurgence: Invest in the U.S.A - The 2015 SelectUSA Summit Agenda

U.S. Manufacturing Attracts Foreign Investment

Fast-Paced Foreign Direct Investment from India

From the U.S. Trade Representative

President Obama’s 2015 Trade Policy Agenda

On January 27, 2015 USTR Froman testified at:

The Senate Finance Committee hearing
USTR Froman Statement

and the House Ways and Means Committee hearing
  USTR Froman Statement

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference

Trade Agreements

A breakthrough on trade in Asia
Washington Post, January 29, 2015


Chairman Ryan to Deliver Address on America's Trade Agenda
Committee on Ways and Means, February 2, 2015

Obama seeks to fold U.S. trade agencies into one-stop-shop
Reuters, February 2, 2015

U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004
Reuters, January 30, 2015

All-in approach needed on trade
Farm Futures, January 30, 2015

Hatch Calls for TPA Passage, Seeks Strong Outcomes on Trade Deals in Speech at American Enterprise Institute
Committee on Finance, January 30, 2015

Senator Urges Washington to Drive Hard Bargain on Trade
Voice of America, January 29, 2015

Newspapers across the Country Call on Congress to Put in Trade Promotion Authority
Committee on Ways and Means, January 29, 2015


California has one of the largest shares of high-tech workers in U.S.
Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2015

Obama budget plan includes Sacramento, Folsom, Yosemite projects
Sacramento Bee, February 2, 2015

UCLA Extension Announces 2015 Program Launch at California Center Campus in Shanghai, China
California Center, January 29, 2015

California Capital Region Export Plan
Released by the NorCal World Trade Center and a part of The Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase
NorCal World Trade Center, January 28, 2015

California still has nation’s largest manufacturing sector
Sacramento Bee, January 27, 2015

More International Articles

Obama hosting Germany's Merkel at the White House next week
Associated Press, February 2, 2015

Exports boost UK manufacturing in Jan as factories cut prices: PMI
Reuters, February 2, 2015

Obama's Choice as Ambassador to Mexico Withdraws Her Name
Associated Press, January 31, 2015

Expert urges U.S.-Cuba trade and investment deals
Global Post, January 29, 2015

German Unemployment Drops for Fourth Month as Growth Strengthens
Bloomberg, January 29, 2015

Lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba
Reuters, January 28, 2015

Exclusive: China plans to set 2015 growth target at 'around 7 percent' - sources
Reuters, January 28, 2015

Scouting Technology? Follow the Crowd to Israel
By Sherwin Pomerantz, featured in Atid-Edi Ltd, January 27, 2015



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