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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama stands next to Lt. General Robert Caslen before giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on May 28, 2014.

Obama: On Hitting Home Runs

  President Barack Obama has taken some heat lately for talking about hitting “singles” and “doubles” in the game of foreign policy. In addressing the array of challenges the U.S. faces on foreign fronts, Obama has spoken of the incremental...

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Georgia Chopsticks LLC ships two million chopsticks per day to China, Japan, Korea and the U.S.

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Georgia Chopsticks LLC ships two million chopsticks per day to China, Japan, Korea and the U.S.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 10.5%

That’s how much U.S. exports to China were up, year-to-date earlier this month, compared with the same period last year. Those exports to China — totaling $31 billion in value so far this year — ranked third behind exports to...

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, walks away after being greeted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on May 13, 2014 in Beijing.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, walks away after being greeted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on May 13, 2014 in Beijing.

Lew in China: Signs of Opening, No Timetable

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, in Beijing for one day of talks with top Chinese officials, was told that the country’s leaders are committed to opening up the world’s second-largest economy.  What’s unclear is when that might happen. Lew, who...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

Lew in China: Cram Session

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew boarded a military plane this morning, greeted the crew, Secret Service agents, a half-dozen aides and one reporter traveling with him, and settled in for a 20-plus-hour trip to Beijing that included refueling stops in Alaska...

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

Obama: ‘Some Good Sushi’

Great moments in diplomacy: President Barack Obama to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on their way into one of the world’s best restaurants, in Tokyo: “Hi, how are you?” Great moments in dining: Abe played host to Obama at a...

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

China Billionaire Profits While U.S. Taxpayers Lose With Fisker

To hear the U.S. Department of Energy tell it, extracting $25 million for a busted loan to failed electric carmaker Fisker Automotive was a coup that cut the government’s loss to a more manageable amount. Now, a sizable chunk of...

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama watches as her mother Marian Robinson feeds apples to giant pandas during their visit at Giant Panda Research Base on March 26, 2014 in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama watches as her mother Marian Robinson feeds apples to giant pandas during their visit at Giant Panda Research Base on March 26, 2014 in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.

Pandas, Tibetan Tea and Minced Yak: Michelle Obama’s Last Leg in China

Michelle Obama’s final day in China was reserved for the cute. At the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, the first lady, her daughters and her mother got a close look at Chengdu’s famed pandas, who are nothing if...

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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

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First Lady Michelle Obama performs tai chi with students from Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu on March 25, 2014.

Michelle Obama to China: ‘The Right to Say What We Think’

Michelle Obama mixed the personal and the political today as her six-day trip to China neared its end. Speaking in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, the touring first lady told students at one of the nation’s top high schools...

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors during a visit to the historic excavation site on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China.

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Museum of Terracotta Warriors during a visit to the historic excavation site on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China.

Michelle Obama: ‘Life is About Making Mistakes’ — and Learning

It was unlikely that China would get a stern lecture about human rights or freedom of speech from a traveling first lady of the United States whose weeklong tour with her daughters and mother was billed mainly as a journey...

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

Michelle Obama in China: Robots and Ping Pong — Baucus ‘Heavyweight Ambassador’

The first lady’s first full day in China started at a normal school. Michelle Obama, making a week-long journey with her children and mother along for the ride, appeared at the Bejing Normal School with her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan....

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