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2006-03-23 09:12:01

By Jason Subler BEIJING (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators pressing China to loosen its currency controls said on Thursday they were more optimistic about resolving the dispute over the yuan's value. But as an official Chinese newspaper said their visit to China was unlikely to have much impact, Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham said they were leaving their options open on how to proceed with their bill on the issue. Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Graham, a South Carolina Republican,...

2006-03-21 22:52:37

By Jason Subler BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. senators threatening China with sanctions unless it revalues the yuan said on Wednesday that letting the currency float would solve problems in both countries. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, are authors of a bill that threatens China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States unless Beijing allows the yuan to strengthen significantly against the dollar. "We have been...

2006-03-21 21:45:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. senators threatening China with sanctions unless it revalues its yuan said on Wednesday that letting the currency float would solve problems in both countries. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, are authors of a bill that threatens China with a 27.5 percent tariff on its exports to the United States unless Beijing agrees to revalue its yuan currency at a higher exchange rate to the dollar. "We have been made aware of...

2006-03-21 09:24:35

By Lindsay Beck and Jason Subler BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. senator threatening sanctions unless China revalues the yuan said on Tuesday he wanted to learn whether there was "a pattern of progress" in the currency's quickening rate of climb. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, is co-author with Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, of a bill that would impose a tariff of 27.5 percent on Chinese imports into the United States unless Beijing revalues the yuan "at or near its...

2006-03-21 04:24:09

By Lindsay Beck and Jason Subler BEIJING (Reuters) - A U.S. senator threatening sanctions unless China revalues the yuan said on Tuesday he wanted to learn whether there was "a pattern of progress" in the currency's quickening rate of climb. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, is co-author with Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, of a bill that would impose a tariff of 27.5 percent on Chinese imports into the United States unless Beijing revalues the yuan "at or near its...

2006-03-19 12:24:07

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators and senior Bush administration officials head to China this week, kicking off a decisive period in bilateral economic relations leading up to President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington next month. "These are momentous times for trade relations between America and China," Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said at joint news conference with Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, ahead of their trip to pressure...

2006-03-15 13:01:21

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's spokesman on Wednesday dismissed calls for a White House shake-up as "inside-Washington pontificating" after a series of controversies that have pushed his approval ratings to new lows. "The president has a smart, capable and experienced team that is fully committed to helping him advance his agenda and get things done for the American people," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. A variety of critics,...

2006-03-12 11:51:25

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats have seized on the collapse of the Dubai ports deal to buttress their case that George W. Bush is an incompetent president unable to get the job done at home or abroad. Democratic congressional leaders, who hope to seize control of the Senate and House of Representatives in November elections from Bush's fellow Republicans, are using the political frenzy surrounding the president's support for an Arab company taking over some U.S....

2006-03-12 11:48:05

By Patricia Wilson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats have seized on the collapse of the Dubai ports deal to buttress their case that George W. Bush is an incompetent president unable to get the job done at home or abroad. Democratic congressional leaders, who hope to seize control of the Senate and House of Representatives in November elections from Bush's fellow Republicans, are using the political frenzy surrounding the president's support for an Arab company taking over some U.S....

2006-03-11 12:25:00

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush said on Saturday he was disappointed and saddened by the arrest on felony theft charges of Claude Allen, his former top domestic policy adviser. "If the allegations are true, something went wrong in Claude Allen's life. And that is really sad," Bush told reporters. Allen, who stepped down last month, was arrested in Maryland on Thursday on charges he conducted a theft scheme involving fraudulent refunds at area department stores. A...