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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Featured Headlines

CalChamber, Coalition Urge Congress to Reauthorize Program for Immigrant Investors
CalChamber, August 18, 2015


Follow Along: Re-Opening Our Embassy
in Havana, Cuba

White House, August 14, 2015

Top U.S. and Cuban diplomats spar after flag raising at U.S. Embassy in Havana
LA Times, August 14, 2015

Cuba Policy Trip

CalChamber Companies in the News

It's official: 'Star Wars' theme land coming to Disneyland
The Orange County Register, August 17, 2015

14 CalChamber Member Companies Make Fortune Magazine Best Places to Work List
CalChamber, August 14, 2015

Trade Policy

Trans-Atlantic trade queries
Times of Malta, August 17, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

COOL losses overstated by billions
AgriView, August 13, 2015

Kiwi gov't welcomes WTO procurement pact accession
Shanghai Daily, August 13, 2015

From the White House

People Are Loving @POTUS's Summer Playlists
August 15, 2015

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce Announces Private Sector Participants
of Upcoming U.S.-India CEO Forum

August 12, 2015

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Canada, Mexico greatly inflate COOL impact
Iowa Farmer Today, August 15, 2015

Trade Agreements

United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement and Environmental Cooperation: Public Session
U.S. Department of State, August 12, 2015


Job Creators


Legislature Returns from Summer Recess
to Consider Job Killer, Job Creator Bills

CalChamber, August 17, 2015

California First: As Both Climate Victim and Responder,
the National Style-Setter Leads the Way

The Huffington Post, August 16, 2015

California leaders try to fix freight system, once again
The Sacramento Bee, August 12, 2015

More International Articles

German lawmakers debate Greek bailout, Merkel faces rebellion
Reuters, August 18, 2015

India, EU working to end trade huff over generic drugs
Reuters, August 17, 2015

Business Investment Changes Its Stripes
The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2015

Euro zone economy sputters as China risks loom
Reuters, August 14, 2015

As Greek Bailout Deal Passes, Alexis Tsipras Faces Rebellion
The New York Times, August 14, 2015

California Quest Falls Short as Ukraine Debt Talks Drag On
Bloomberg, August 14, 2015

NA passes record six bills in single day
The News, August 13, 2015

Solid U.S. retail sales bolster Fed rate hike expectations
Reuters, August 13, 2015

Retail Sales Show Broad Gain as U.S. Consumers Spur Growth
Bloomberg, August 13, 2015

U.S. jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 2000
Reuters, August 13, 2015

A Historic Opportunity for U.S.-China Ties
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2015

U.S. growers worry over China's Economy
Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2015

Germany, Not China, Is Today’s Real Trade Culprit
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2015

U.S.-China aviation talks hit stumbling block on airport access
Reuters, August 13, 2015

Greek Economy Unexpectedly Surged Before Capital Controls
Bloomberg, August 13, 2015

Euro zone industrial production lower-than-expected in June
Reuters, August 12, 2015

Exclusive: Greek bank access to bailout cash to be restricted
Reuters, August 12, 2015

Botswana to improve efficiency in cross border trade
Mmegi Online, August 12, 2015

City Clears a Path for Airbnb
Voice of San Diego, August 12, 2015

New competition for Tesla: Fisker to open factory in Riverside County
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2015

California braces for falling yuan's ripples
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2015

What a Weaker Chinese Yuan Means for the World
Bloomberg, August 12, 2015



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