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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton heads today for Atlanta to lead a conference that will seek answers to problems in the American economy -- answers that may provide a hint of the president's own re-election chances.In two years, Mr. Clinton has presided over an economy in which productivity has increased, unemployment has declined, inflation has stayed in check, and the budget deficits have declined as a percentage of the gross domestic product.Yet many Americans are worried, if not scared, and White House economists say they know why: Too many of the jobs being created are low-wage, service-oriented positions; benefits are being reduced; and wage increases are small.
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By Christi Parsons and Jim Tankersley and Christi Parsons and Jim Tankersley,Tribune Newspapers | July 9, 2009
The failure to agree on swift, concrete steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the summit meeting of the world's most advanced economies points to a continuing logjam and hard bargaining ahead on global warming - especially on the politically sensitive issue of who goes first. President Barack Obama and his counterparts in the Group of Eight, who are holding two days of meetings in the central Italian mountain town L'Aquila, announced broad agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat rising global temperatures over the next four decades.
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By Gar Alperovitz | December 17, 1992
AS Bill Clinton devoured economic advice at his two-da "summit" meeting, a sobering concern arose: Just how much do new policies really matter?Has federal economic policy ever had a major impact on 20th-century U.S. economic experience?Our economy has rarely achieved sustained high employment except in wartime or in unusual postwar conditions.Early in the century we were in trouble until World War I bailed us LTC out. The postwar years faded into the mixed bag of the 1920s, which collapsed into the Depression until (after a brief New Deal upswing faltered)
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By James Gerstenzang and James Gerstenzang,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 2006
HANOI, VIETNAM -- Six years ago today, President Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Hanoi and the first in more than three decades to visit Vietnam, closing a painful chapter in American diplomatic and military history. When President Bush arrived today, in the shadows was an issue that was politically difficult for him when he first ran for the presidency, just as it was for Clinton: The question of military service during the Vietnam War. And in the forefront, new attention to a question that is politically painful for him in 2006 -- whether the war in which he is now leading the nation, in Iraq, is turning into a new generation's equivalent of the torturous Vietnam conflict.
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By Robert Kuttner | November 20, 1992
PRESIDENT-ELECT Clinton's promised "economic summit" will give an early indication of whether the man controls events, or vice versa. The idea of a high-level retreat, while not yet thought through, was disclosed by aides Warren Christopher and Vernon Jordan on the Sunday talk shows, during the first transition week. The event then took on a life of its own.Why, after all, have an economic summit? If form follows function, what is the function of such an event? A summit could perhaps demonstrate that Mr. Clinton is listening to a diverse cross section of leaders and thinkers -- but he's already doing that.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1998
Linda Ervin didn't wake yesterday intending to chase blue sky.But the 44-year-old owner of E & S Janitorial & Associates couldn't help steering her car toward New Psalmist Baptist Church after hearing a radio report about Baltimore's first African-American Economic Summit.Ervin joined 175 fellow black entrepreneurs for the two-day free event aimed at attracting more black businesses and jobs to the city. Ervin and her partner, Valerie Daniel, started their janitorial service a year ago, after working 10 years for other companies.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Staff Writer | November 10, 1992
LITTLE ROCK -- After a weekend of golf, jogging and movies, President-elect Bill Clinton returned to the business of building an administration yesterday, saying an economic summit was at the top of his agenda since the economy "was what the election was about.""I want to bring in some of the brightest people in the country from a broad range of backgrounds to talk to them about the gravity of the situation . . .,," he said, leaving the state capital after morning meetings with his state Cabinet, his lieutenant governor and his mother.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau | May 13, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Five months ago they trekked from across the country, from corporate board rooms and labor union halls, think-tanks and universities, flower shops and computer companies, to Little Rock, Ark., to prescribe myriad cures for the nation's ailing economy.It was Bill Clinton's economic summit, an absorbing, challenging, even entertaining data fest that prompted a profound shift in priorities from stimulating the economy to reducing the deficit.But how do the participants rate Mr. Clinton's progress since then?
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | June 16, 1999
PARIS -- With the struggle over Kosovo entering a precarious new phase, President Clinton and key allied leaders will have little time to cheer their victory over Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic when they gather in Germany for their annual economic summit Friday.Rather, they will have to face the issues of how to stabilize what remains a dangerous situation in Kosovo, manage the safe return of perhaps a million refugees and displaced persons, and begin what is expected to be a lengthy, multibillion-dollar commitment to reconstruction in Kosovo and economic development in the Balkans.
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July 18, 2000
SIGNS of momentum in the Camp David talks of Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat are everywhere. They include negative demonstrations by Israeli and Palestinian hard-liners, who are probably well-informed. Another is that lower-level talks on such practical matters as economics and water sources, which were to begin when the summitry bore fruit, started Sunday in Emmitsburg. President Clinton set an arbitrary deadline for a framework agreement of tomorrow night, to allow his departure to the G-8 economic summit in Okinawa.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 30, 2005
DAVOS, Switzerland - Captains of industry, heads of state, central bankers and economists gather every year in this swank ski resort to contemplate the Phillips curve, exchange rates and business cycles. The discussion is frequently as dry as the alpine powder or an exquisite 2000 Bordeaux. This year, however, Davos was agog over different curves, and glitter met gold. When a herd of cameramen approached, no one asked which world leader or CEO was arriving, but which movie star had appeared and what cause he or she was promoting.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 15, 2004
In Harford County Executive to attend economic summit in Washington BEL AIR - Harford County Executive James M. Harkins will travel to Washington tomorrow to attend President Bush's two-day economic summit, which starts today. "It's not very often that you get a call from the White House asking you to come to something," Harkins said yesterday. He said he would be doing more listening than talking, but if given the chance to express his thoughts on one of the topics, "Preparing Americans for Tomorrow's Jobs," he would not be shy about contributing his "two cents."
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August 29, 2002
ANOTHER PRESIDENT BUSH. Another mushrooming budget deficit. Another clamor from Democrats for an economic summit that would provide bipartisan cover for a deal to raise taxes -- or least forgo tax cuts that have not yet taken effect. At the former summer White House in Maine, fallout from the latest estimates of the widening gap between federal income and outgo must be invoking terrible memories of the 1990 economic summit. The resulting bargain took the first crucial step toward reversing three decades of red ink. But it cost George H.W. Bush his presidency.
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By Maureen Dowd | August 19, 2002
WASHINGTON -- President Bush tried to fix the economy before lunch last Tuesday. He managed to last for 20 minutes each in four economic seminars at Baylor University. He dutifully scribbled some notes as participants talked, looking as happy as a high school kid in trig class, and bounded out of his chair when Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told him he could be excused. "Yes, well," a visibly relieved Mr. Bush said, jumping up after an exhausting 18 minutes in Economic Recovery and Job Creation, "that's the life of the president.
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By Dan Berger | October 22, 2001
Terrorists in Baltimore! Homicides and shootings are way up since September 11. Do something. Shanghai knows how to hold an economic summit without street riff-raff misbehaving. Anti-war demonstations on U.S. campuses may be all right, but where they really need a peace movement is in the madrassas of Pashtunistan. Bad news. The trade deficit declined. That's right: bad news; bad.
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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 20, 2000
THURMONT -- President Clinton ended a grueling nine-day effort at Camp David last night, failing to broker an historic, permanent peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Hours later, however, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat announced that they would stay at the mountain retreat and continue talks. "We all thought it was over, and then we discovered that nobody wanted to give up," a weary Clinton said at 12:45 a.m. today. The president then prepared to leave quickly for a weekend economic summit in Japan.
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By DAN BERGER | December 16, 1992
The economic summit was the least the governor could do to boost Little Rock's economy.Amprey forgot the first rule of educational philosophy: Clear it with Kurt.Yeltsin is in trouble. The former Communist could become a former former Communist.Quayle is writing his memoirs and the boy doesn't shave yet.
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By Dan Berger | October 22, 2001
Terrorists in Baltimore! Homicides and shootings are way up since September 11. Do something. Shanghai knows how to hold an economic summit without street riff-raff misbehaving. Anti-war demonstations on U.S. campuses may be all right, but where they really need a peace movement is in the madrassas of Pashtunistan. Bad news. The trade deficit declined. That's right: bad news; bad.
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July 18, 2000
SIGNS of momentum in the Camp David talks of Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat are everywhere. They include negative demonstrations by Israeli and Palestinian hard-liners, who are probably well-informed. Another is that lower-level talks on such practical matters as economics and water sources, which were to begin when the summitry bore fruit, started Sunday in Emmitsburg. President Clinton set an arbitrary deadline for a framework agreement of tomorrow night, to allow his departure to the G-8 economic summit in Okinawa.
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