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2010-12-15 15:51:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's U.S. Senate decision (81-19) to approve an US$858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years - a bill that maintains ethanol subsidies and a US$0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement. All remarks should be attributed to UNICA President Marcos Jank. "Despite calls from across the country - including nearly 100 newspaper...

2010-12-13 14:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today, applauding an announcement by Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found in favor of the United States, a challenge by China on imposition of import duties on passenger and light truck tires under the Section 421 safeguard mechanism included in China's Protocol of...

2010-10-30 00:00:04

In this 10-minute video, filmmaker Kevin P. Miller outlines why the Codex Alimentarius Commission, working under the auspices of the United Nations and the Food and Agricultural Organization, has become such a dangerous and bureaucratic nightmare, and why consumers need to educate themselves about what will happen if Codex standards are adopted worldwide. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 In his latest film, international award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller (The Promised Land,...

2010-10-15 11:15:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement from International President Leo W. Gerard regarding the announcement by the Office of the United States Trade Representative that the Obama Administration has accepted the USW's petition under Section 301 of the trade law seeking the elimination of Chinese policies and practices that adversely affect U.S. producers and their workers in the clean energy sector. A description of the...

2010-10-14 13:14:00

China's WTO violations, subsidies and state ownership harm U.S. manufacturers WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today concludes that the unprecedented growth of the Chinese steel industry is inconsistent with commercial considerations and has been facilitated by massive government intervention. The report entitled, The Reform Myth: How China is Using State Power to Create the World's Dominant Steel Industry, documents how China has accounted for all of...

2010-09-28 20:37:00

Swift action called by 181 signers for predatory trade practices on green jobs WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), commended today's release by U.S. Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI) as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, a letter to President Obama signed by 181 members of Congress urging swift mobilization of resources in support of the union's Section 301 trade petition against China's use of unfair trade...

2010-09-16 08:01:00

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) today applauded the United States' filing of a complaint against China for violating the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in imposing antidumping and countervailing duties against imports of grain oriented electrical steel from the United States. "The Chinese authorities conducted the investigation contrary to WTO rules," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "The resulting duties are...

2010-09-15 18:09:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released the following statement, responding to public reports indicating that the WTO panel examining European Union allegations of U.S. government assistance to Boeing has issued a confidential interim ruling rejecting the vast majority of Europe's claims: "If today's reports are accurate that some $3 billion of the EU's claims were upheld by the WTO, excluding the claims that relate to past programs long ago remedied by...

2010-09-15 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing today released the following statement regarding the impending interim decision by a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel in DS 353, the formal complaint the European Union brought in 2006 against alleged U.S. government subsidies to Boeing: "We expect the WTO later today to issue a preliminary ruling on charges the EU has made against various U.S. practices at the state, local and federal levels. This ruling follows an earlier final WTO ruling by a...

2010-09-01 09:00:00

Report Shows Obama's Enforced Relief under Sect. 421 of Trade Law Working PITTSBURGH, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the one-year anniversary of President Obama's decision to provide relief on imports of 'Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China' approaching, the United Steelworkers (USW) pointed to a report issued today by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) that shows the tariff is achieving the desired positive effect on U.S. tire manufacturers and...


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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.