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2006-01-20 17:26:52

Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress could face votes this year on trade agreements with countries including Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Peru and Oman, U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said on Friday. The United States also plans to launch negotiations on additional trade pacts, with South Korea and Malaysia the leading candidates in the near term, Portman told reporters at a discussion on his 2006 trade goals. Rather than being discouraged with the slow pace...

2005-10-14 13:03:44

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States still hopes it can reach an agreement that would regulate booming clothing and textile imports from China but is disappointed that Beijing rejected a "very generous proposal" this week, the chief U.S. negotiator said on Friday. U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said the remaining differences, "with one exception which I'm not going to tell you about because we're still negotiating it," are not significant. "I would say...

2005-07-28 11:31:08

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WEST UNION, Ohio (Reuters) - Five months after leaving the battle zones of Iraq, Democrat Paul Hackett is waging an uphill fight to make political history in a special election for the U.S. Congress next week. Hackett, a major in the Marine reserves who served in hot spots like Ramadi and Fallujah, hopes to become the first Iraq war veteran in Congress and the first Democrat to win the heavily Republican 2nd House of Representatives District in...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.