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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Featured Headlines

California-Mexico Mission - July 2014

Trade Nearly Quadruples in 10 Years After Signing of U.S.-Chile Agreement
CalChamber, June 9, 2014

Economic Advisory Council Report
Sluggish First Quarter Below Expectations,
But Weakness May Prove Short-Lived

CalChamber, June 6, 2014

Europe and the Bay Area:
Investing in Each Other

Bay Area Council Economic Institute, May 2014

CalChamber Companies in the News

American, Southwest Airlines See Strong Summer Travel Season
Money News, June 9, 2014

Disney 'Frozen' frenzy includes Norway tourism
The Northwestern, June 8, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo discusses trade issues affecting poorest countries
in visit to Nepal

From the White House

The Employment Situation in May

The Brussels G-7 Summit Declaration

FACT SHEET: The 2014 G-7 Summit in Brussels

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Secretary Pritzker Concludes Commercial Diplomacy Trip
to ASEAN Region

Secretary Pritzker First-Ever Commerce Secretary to Visit Burma

Secretary Pritzker Promotes Entrepreneurship in the Philippines

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on the Confirmation of Stefan Selig as Under Secretary
of Commerce for International Trade

Data Expands the Tourism Industry

From the U.S. Trade Representative

USTR Hosts Public Hearing
on the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement


Data Readings Converge to Show an Economy Regaining Momentum
The New York Times, June 6, 2014


California trade center opens in Shanghai
Sacramento Business Journal, June 9, 2014

California Center Successfully Unveils New Facility at 'Grand Opening' in Shanghai
and Establishes Future California Center Site
in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province

Events Draw Numerous Business and Political Leaders from both China and U.S. to Tour New Sites
California Center, June 6, 2014

Report: China Trade with LA County
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation,
June 5, 2014

LAEDC Releases Trade Outlook
for Southern California

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation,
June 5, 2014

Report: Travelers spent a record $109.6 billion in California in 2013
The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2014

Job recovery in Southern California is outpacing U.S. gains
Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2014

California export trade maintains momentum
The Sacramento Bee, June 4, 2014

More International Articles

U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China
Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2014

Japan Growth Picks Up More Than Estimated on Investment
Bloomberg, June 8, 2014

China Trade Figures Point to Weaker Domestic Demand
The New York Times, June 8, 2014

Europe Stocks Rise Near 6-Year High as ECB Adds Stimulus
Bloomberg, June 5, 2014

Trade Gap Jumps to Two-Year High as Americans Buy Imports
Bloomberg, June 4, 2014

Lithuania 'ready to join euro' in 2015 - EU Commission
BBC News-UK, June 4, 2014



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