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2010-12-22 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Senate ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia by a vote of 71-26. The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC) commends the Senate for taking this significant step forward that will help to reinforce the ongoing constructive dialogue that has led to improvements in the United States' bilateral relationship with Russia, while at the same time ensuring that U.S. national security...

2006-07-14 15:45:00

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business groups, worried that a Vietnam trade deal will be delayed by election year politics, are pushing for votes in Congress before the August recess or soon afterward. "If this thing gets bogged down in the fall and we have to wait until next session, U.S. business and U.S. agriculture loses," Brad Figel, global director of government and public affairs for sportswear company Nike Inc., told reporters on Thursday. Vietnam, the...

2006-03-23 13:02:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday signed legislation to open up trade with Ukraine, saying it marked the beginning of a new era in U.S. relations with the former Soviet state. The legislation will establish permanent normal trade relations with Ukraine by revoking a Cold War provision tying its trade status to the rights of Jews to emigrate. "It's going to create new opportunities, economic opportunities, for both our countries," Bush said. The legislation...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'