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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Featured Headlines

CalChamber Economic Advisory Council Report
Hiring Gains, Tech Sector Growth Lay
Base for Continued Recovery in 2015
CalChamber Alert, December 5, 2014

Businesses Seek Renewal of Trade Program
to Avert Tax Increases, Job Losses

CalChamber, December 9, 2014


CalChamber Companies in the News

Longest-Serving CalChamber Board Member Retires
CalChamber Alert, December 5, 2014

eBay Encourages Cross Border Trade with New Seller Protections
Ecommerce Bytes, December 3, 2014

TTIP treaty would save automaker $500M a year, BMW chief says
Charlotte Business Journal, December 2, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Azevêdo says rise in trade restrictions “cause for concern”

Azevêdo opens 29th Geneva Week for non-resident members
and observers

Azevêdo: Africa set to benefit from WTO breakthrough on Bali

From the White House

The Employment Situation in November

Remarks by the President at the Business Roundtable

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary
of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission
to China

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on November Jobs Numbers

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on International Trade in Goods and Services in October 2014

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces Launch
of U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officer Recruitment Process

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Continued Momentum Behind "Made in America" Trade Agenda

U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Froman Announce Schedule for 25th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Trade Agreements

In our opinion: U.S., Latin America benefit
from Trans-Pacific Partnership trading

Deseret News, December 5, 2014

TTIP “fresh start” means more clarity, debate,
and realism, Malmström tells MEPs

European Parliament News, December 3, 2014

Obama says he willing to defy Democrats on his support
of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Washington Post, December 3, 2014


Economists forecast fast growth in 2015
Associated Press, December 8, 2014

Pritzker: Immigration source of economic opportunity
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker featured in USA Today, December 8, 2014

Promising jobs report suggests Americans' earnings are rising again
Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2014

Hatch Honored with World Trade Award
by National Foreign Trade Council

U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, December 4, 2014

U.S. trade deficit narrows slightly; exports rise
Reuters, December 5, 2014

Obama says will make strong push for fast-track trade authority
Reuters, December 3, 2014


Governor Brown to be Sworn In,
Deliver Inaugural Address on January 5th
in Sacramento

Governor's Office, December 8, 2014

Assembly Names Committee Leaders
CalChamber Alert, December 5, 2014

2015 Pictoral Roster: California Constitutional/Statewide Officers

Report: California's alternative energy industry
to add about 70,000 jobs next year

Sacramento Business Journal, December 5, 2014

Sen. Kevin De León leading delegation to Peru on climate change
Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2014

Economic Shifts: Is the California Dream Back?
CalChamber, December 4, 2014

More International Articles

China advisers recommend 7 percent growth goal in 2015
as leaders meet

Reuters, December 8, 2014

Brazil Plans Economy-Wide Pollution Curb for Climate Deal
Bloomberg, December 5, 2014

Canada lost 10,000 jobs in November
CBC News, December 5, 2014

South Africa's Zuma in China to Talk About Trade
Associated Press, December 4, 2014

U.S. Calls on Europe and Japan to Do More to Bolster Growth
Bloomberg, December 3, 2014

Russian Services Industry Slumps to Lowest Since May 2009
Bloomberg, December 3, 2014



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