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  Thursday, 18-Sep-2014 23:44 EDT
Schumer says GOP would privatize SoSec
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans' plans to tamper with Social Security could end the program.

Unions: Trade deals can threaten jobs
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Organized labor Tuesday said it was behind President Barack Obama's proposals on U.S. economic competitiveness, but only if they benefit working Americans.

Russia halts imports of pigs from Germany
MOSCOW, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russia says it has banned the import of live pigs from Germany for fattening and slaughter over fears of contamination with toxic dioxins.

Recovery? Large pickup, cargo van sales up
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Large pickup truck and cargo van sales are at their highest level in the United States in more than two years, a sign of economic recovery, economists say.

Russia WTO talks could be done in April
MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- With only a few issues hanging, Russia may complete talks on joining the World Trade Organization as soon as April, the Economic Development Ministry said.

Trade limits frame Hu visit
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao's U.S. visit comes at a time when American businesses are irate over several trade restrictions Beijing has planned, experts say.

Report: Afghan opium trade flourishing
KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The government of Afghanistan is fighting a losing battle against drugs because of soaring street prices for heroin and opium derivatives , a minister said.

Funeral held for Christina Green
TUCSON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Friends and family who gathered Thursday for the funeral of the youngest victim of the Tucson shooting passed under a flag from the World Trade Center.

At trade show: A magic kitchen
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A future can of soup could be heated just by placing it on a counter, a creative Michigan firm revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Leaked cable: U.S. urged to wage trade war
LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The United States was urged to wage a trade war against European Union nations, diplomatic cables released by the Web site Wikileaks indicate.

Canada bans export of narwhal whale tusks
OTTAWA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian Inuit say they're considering suing the Canadian government for banning the export of tusks from narwhal whales, depriving the Inuit of income.

Nation's first carbon cap-and-trade set
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- California will create the nation's first program capping greenhouse gas emissions and charging emitters of excessive carbon dioxide, state officials said.

Canada urged to stop asbestos export
MONTREAL, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Asian victims of a deadly cancer linked to asbestos exposure said they want the Canadian government to prohibit the expansion of an asbestos mine in Quebec.

Red Sox trade for Adrian Gonzalez
The Boston Red Sox confirmed Monday they traded three minor league players to the San Diego Padres in exchange for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

White House seals trade agreement with South Korea
WASHINGTON -- The White House announced Friday the successful conclusion of an accord that will allow it to submit a long-stalled trade deal with South Korea to Congress.

China halts Australian lobster imports
ADELAIDE, Australia, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- China has halted the importation of Australian lobsters pending trade negotiations.

Illicit trade threatens Asia's tigers
BANGKOK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A black market and illicit trade throughout Asia are combining to present the most severe threat to the survival of the Earth's tigers, conservationists say.

Settlement for WTC first responders OK'd
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Most of those sickened by conditions at the World Trade Center following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks accepted a deal with the city, lawyers said Friday.

S. Korea, U.S. race to finish trade deal
SEOUL, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S.-South Korean talks aiming for a free-trade deal continued through the weekend in Seoul, officials said Saturday.

EU to stop export of nuclear waste
BRUSSELS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- New EU proposals for member states to bury their nuclear waste deep underground also would forbid its overseas export, officials said.

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