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2008-08-26 00:00:29

By Paul J. Nyden Charlotte Lane, a longtime Charleston resident, spends her time reading legal documents, listening to testimony and deciding whether to impose penalties on foreign companies exporting products to the United States.

2006-07-17 13:59:31

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Court of International Law slapped an injunction on the United States government preventing it from handing over any more duties from Canadian softwood lumber imports to U.S. industry competitors.

2006-02-14 17:55:39

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday urged Canada's new government to resume talks in a decades-old dispute over billions of dollars a year of U.S. imports of Canadian softwood lumber. Talks broke down last summer and were left on hold while Canada held elections.

2005-11-18 09:57:33

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted early on Friday to kill a 5-year-old trade program that has paid U.S. companies more than $1 billion and been declared illegal by the World Trade Organization.

2005-10-24 18:54:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee will vote this week on legislation repealing a 5-year-old trade law that has paid U.S. companies more than $1 billion and been declared illegal by the World Trade Organization, congressional aides said on Monday.

2005-09-30 17:40:25

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. senator criticized the European Union on Friday for threatening renewed sanctions in a long-running trade dispute over tax breaks for Boeing and other exporters and said Congress was unlikely to give into pressure to repeal the measures.

2005-09-26 13:52:51

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five U.S. companies have received nearly half of $1 billion in U.S. government payments under an unfair trade practices program, according to lawmakers who have seen a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report due out on Monday. The five-year-old program requires U.S.

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2004-11-27 09:00:02

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.

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2004-11-26 21:00:03

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.

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2004-11-26 18:00:02

WASHINGTON - The World Trade Organization imposed penalties Friday on U.S. exports ranging from apples to textiles, escalating a trade dispute the Bush administration has struggled to defuse by unsuccessfully urging Congress to repeal legislation aimed at protecting American steelmakers.


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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