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.
September 28, 2014 |
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.
June 19, 2014 |
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.
September 11, 2013 |
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.
April 4, 2013 |
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.
March 1, 2013 |
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.
February 26, 2013 |
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...
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.
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.
July 8, 2007 |
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.