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2006-04-27 16:52:30

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. and Canadian governments have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over lumber imports which American timber interests are willing to accept, a U.S. trade spokeswoman said on Thursday, adding the final decision now lay with Canadian industry. But prospects for a final resolution to the decades-long tussle dimmed when angry Canadian industry representatives said the deal was a "terrible" one for them. U.S. lumber interests said they...

2006-04-27 10:41:57

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. and Canadian governments have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over lumber imports which American timber interests are willing to accept, a U.S. trade spokeswoman said on Thursday, adding the final decision now lay with Canadian industry. But prospects for a final resolution to the decades-long tussle dimmed when angry Canadian industry representatives said the deal was a "terrible" one for them. The two countries have long been at...

2006-04-27 10:36:54

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. and Canadian governments have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over lumber imports which American timber interests are willing to accept, a U.S. trade spokeswoman said on Thursday, adding the final decision now lay with Canadian industry. But prospects for a final resolution to the decades-long tussle dimmed when angry Canadian industry representatives said the deal was a "terrible" one for them. The two countries have long been at...

2006-04-26 18:05:50

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to end a long-running dispute over lumber exports but key Canadian players said they would reject what they saw as a grossly unfair agreement. The two countries have long been at odds over whether Canada's provinces are subsidizing lumber producers by charging below-market rates to log forests. The United States slapped countervailing duties on...

2006-04-26 17:25:51

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a tentative deal on Wednesday to end a long-running dispute over lumber exports but key Canadian players said they would reject what they saw as a grossly unfair agreement. The two countries have long been at odds over whether Canada's provinces are subsidizing lumber producers by charging below-market rates to log forests. The United States slapped countervailing duties on...

2006-04-26 16:03:49

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Ottawa and the United States on Wednesday launched a fresh round of talks in a bid to end a long-running softwood lumber dispute, but Ottawa played down reports that a deal had been struck. A well-placed Ottawa source said bilateral talks -- which continued until the early hours of Wednesday morning -- had started again on Wednesday afternoon. CBC television said the two sides had a framework deal but added that legal details had yet to be worked out. When asked...

2006-04-26 16:01:05

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada and the United States on Wednesday launched a fresh round of talks in a bid to end a long-running softwood lumber dispute, but Ottawa played down reports that a deal had been struck. A well-placed Ottawa source said bilateral talks -- which continued until the early hours of Wednesday morning -- had started again on Wednesday afternoon. CBC television said the two sides had a framework deal but added that legal details had yet to be worked out. When asked...

2006-04-25 15:59:26

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and Canada on ending a protracted dispute over softwood lumber are "picking up speed" and a deal could be reached soon, a well-placed Ottawa source told Reuters on Tuesday. "They're trying to get something done in the next week or two but they're not there yet," the source said. The United States has imposed duties on Canadian wood it says is subsidized and illegally dumped in the U.S. market -- a charge Canada...

2006-03-28 07:07:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said he is eager to resolve a long-simmering dispute with Canada over softwood lumber, as he prepared for meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "I'd like to get the issue solved," Bush told a roundtable interview with Canadian and Mexican journalists ahead of his trip on Wednesday to Cancun for talks with Harper and Mexican President Vicente Fox. The interview took place on Monday but a transcript was only released for publication...

2006-03-17 16:50:03

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canada scored a victory on Friday when a NAFTA panel ruled U.S. officials erred in setting duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, but the United States said it may appeal the latest decision in the long-running trade battle. The ruling comes as the countries are hinting they are interested in resuming talks to end the decades-long dispute and decide what to do with the more than $4 billion in duties already paid by...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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