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May 5, 1994 | By David Rohde, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A fledgling effort to bolster international trade in Bucks County may soon be halted because of a lack of money. The Bucks County International Trade Council opened its doors here in January, but the council may have missed its opportunity for state funding because of bickering among the county's five chambers of commerce. Officials involved with the creation of the council said other Philadelphia suburban counties organized their trade initiatives faster than Bucks and have already used up what state officials call a dwindling pot of state grant money.
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December 15, 1991 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony M. Swartz, 66, of Blue Bell, died in a car accident Thursday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He was an international trade and marketing executive. He spent most of his career with Keebler Biscuit Co., for which he served as a vice president for international operations. He was president and chief executive officer of Trans International Group Ltd., which develops overseas markets for small companies that produce food. "He was a very savvy businessman who spoke four languages and who was a very charming guy," recalled his son, James.
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August 24, 1986 | By Steve Herz, Special to The Inquirer
The nation's small businesses constitute a potent force, according to U.S. Rep. James J. Florio (D, N.J.). At a conference Tuesday, Florio said that together the nation's small businesses could help reduce the country's international trade deficit, which is expected to reach $170 billion by the end of this year. The conference, which Florio co-sponsored, drew 230 area business representatives to the Hyatt Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The one-day session was designed to advise companies seeking to do business with the government and seeking opportunities to export goods and services abroad.
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September 1, 1988 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Exports and imports will be the subject of a small-business workshop Oct. 3 at Delaware County Community College. Harry S. Chilingerian, president of H.S.C. Foreign Trade Services in Drexel Hill, will discuss product pricing and establishing markets. Chilingerian is director of international trade for the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. He also is a faculty member at Delaware County Community College and Cabrini College. The free workshop will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the campus, Route 252 and Media Line Road in Marple Township.
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May 14, 1994 | By Dave Urbanski, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If the United States expects to prosper in a global economy, American businesses must become more visible and aggressive in foreign markets, said Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D., Mo.) yesterday. Gephardt, the luncheon speaker for Rowan College of New Jersey's forum on International Trade and Business in South Jersey, said, "The trouble with America is that we're a lazy exporter. We're complacent and self-satisfied, and we think our own market is all we need to worry about. " The House majority leader, a longtime proponent of protectionist international trade, said he had returned from a trip to Asia "on fire" after seeing all the potential markets American corporations have yet to penetrate.
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March 4, 2015
A Business column Sunday on Pennsylvania and international trade misidentified the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.
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August 10, 2005 | By Reid Kanaley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Franklin Russell Root, 82, professor emeritus of international management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in Jenkintown. In 1955, Dr. Root joined the faculty of the Wharton School, where he was a pioneer in international business. In books and other writings, he helped shape that emerging field of study. His book titles include: International Trade and Investment; Entry Strategies for International Markets; and International Strategic Management.
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September 11, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A development firm whose plan to build a World Trade Center in Philadelphia was squashed two years ago announced Monday that it would take the $700 million proposal to Camden's waterfront. Waterfront Renaissance Associates released a proposal today to erect the 2.3-million-square-foot Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center at the site of the demolished Riverfront State Prison. The now-vacant area would become a 16-acre center for international trade, technology development, retail, and housing in the struggling city, said Martin Schiffman, managing partner of WRA. "If you follow the history of the organization over 40 years, the primary goal is to increase commercial opportunities for particular areas through an increase in international trade," Schiffman said.
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April 30, 1987 | Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
President Reagan is expected to visit the Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle plant near York, Pa., on Wednesday to discuss international trade issues, White House sources said yesterday. The manufacturing plant, in Springettsbury Township, is the only motorcycle manufacturer in the United States and has gained attention for turning down protection from Japanese competition. In 1983, Harley-Davidson won a case before the International Trade Commission in which the company argued that it deserved protection because the Japanese used unfair competitive practices.
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November 28, 1991 | By James Cordrey, Special to The Inquirer
The Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board and the Office of the County Commerce Director have received a $22,500 grant for the formation of an international trade committee to expand markets for Delaware County businesses. At a news conference Monday, J. Patrick Killian, county commerce director, announced that the grant from the Benjamin Franklin Technology Center in Philadelphia would help establish a committee that would help local companies initiate or increase business with customers in other countries.
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March 4, 2015
A Business column Sunday on Pennsylvania and international trade misidentified the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.
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September 28, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fresh off a trip to South Korea, City Councilman David Oh has introduced legislation that would create an agency to oversee international trade missions and attract foreign investment to Philadelphia. "Our city doesn't do international very well," Oh said. "There's no money. You need money to do things. " Oh's plan is to establish a quasi-government agency, outside the direct control of the mayor and with its own funding stream. The International Trade and Investment Authority, as he wants to call it, would be primarily funded through the EB-5 federal program, which links foreign investors with local projects in return for temporary U.S. visas.
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June 19, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep has teamed up with New Jersey lawmakers to rally behind the beleaguered elephant - and she hopes Gov. Christie takes notice. The Legislature on Monday sent Christie a bill that would ban the sale, purchase, or possession of ivory and rhinoceros horn. Streep, a winner of three Oscars who has starred in movies including Sophie's Choice and Out of Africa , ramped up the pressure on the Republican governor in a statement Tuesday to the Humane Society of the United States.
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September 11, 2013 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A development firm whose plan to build a World Trade Center in Philadelphia was squashed two years ago announced Monday that it would take the $700 million proposal to Camden's waterfront. Waterfront Renaissance Associates released a proposal today to erect the 2.3-million-square-foot Greater Philadelphia World Trade Center at the site of the demolished Riverfront State Prison. The now-vacant area would become a 16-acre center for international trade, technology development, retail, and housing in the struggling city, said Martin Schiffman, managing partner of WRA. "If you follow the history of the organization over 40 years, the primary goal is to increase commercial opportunities for particular areas through an increase in international trade," Schiffman said.
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April 4, 2013 | By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Tuesday. The action capped a more than decadelong campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, insurgents, organized-crime figures, and human-rights violators. The resolution was approved by a vote of 154-3 with 23 abstentions. As the numbers appeared on the electronic board, loud cheers filled the assembly chamber.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the hallway outside Philadelphia City Council's ornate chambers, Martin Judge Jr., founder of the Judge Group staffing company in Conshohocken, was ebullient. In 1995, the Chinese Basketball Association began in China. Now, he claimed, it's a $4.5 billion business. That's why he thinks the $5 million he's already invested, plus $15 million he says he's on track to raise from partners, will yield much more in his venture AFL Global L.L.C., which intends to bring arena football to 1.3 billion Chinese.
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February 26, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Christy plans to hunker down with a beer in his Philadelphia living room at 9 p.m. Wednesday and tune in to a National Geographic documentary that stars, among others, him. Christy's investigative article for the October issue of National Geographic, exposing the scourge of the illegal ivory trade, is the basis for the documentary Battle for the Elephants . The hermetic setting he has chosen to watch is a stark contrast to his recent...
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July 27, 2012
U.N. arms-trade agreement near UNITED NATIONS - A revised draft of a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade raised hopes from supporters and the British government, which has been the leading proponent, that a historic agreement could be reached by Friday's deadline for action. The draft circulated late Thursday closed several loopholes in the original text, though the Washington-based Arms Control Association said further improvements were still needed to strengthen measures against illicit arms transfers.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2010
M Released: Federal Reserve's consumer credit data. Session: Pa. Joint State Government Comm.; Pa. House & Senate Appropriations Committees. T Released: Labor Department's job openings and labor turnover survey for April. Earnings reports: C&D Technologies; Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack. W Released: Fed's Beige Book; wholesale trade inventories; House Trans. Comm. hearing on oil spills. Earnings report: Ulticom T Released: Weekly jobless claims; international trade for April; federal budget for May. Pa. House: Funding hearing, Transportation Comm.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2007 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
If you've thought of taking your business - large or tiny - overseas, but aren't sure how, here are a few Web sites that could get you started: Selling eBay. In the ever-shrinking world of commerce, nobody has done more than eBay to include the "little guy. " On eBay, sellers - or people thinking of being sellers - can use this page to check out the benefits and pitfalls of marketing their widgets internationally. More business. A set of simple how-to guides on this site could help new entrepreneurs with selling abroad, starting or buying a business, building a Web site, marketing and managing a company.
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