A shop assistant displays a "Do It Yourself" chocolate gift box at a gift shop in Qindao, Shandong province of China. Despite differences in diet preferences, more Chinese are acquiring a taste for premium chocolate, a potentially sweet development for the global economy. (credit: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

Sweet Tooth Still Sour: Chocolate Makers Look For Foothold In China

When it comes to sweets, Americans may not consider the occasional candy bar a luxury, but the same can’t be said for our counterparts in the Far East.


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Report: Port Business Uptick Likely To Boost Payrolls

An upbeat outlook for Southland businesses and international trade may mean a surge in hiring in the months ahead, according to one economist.

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California Exporters Ship $11.7B In Merchandise, Set Records

Exporters in California are setting records, shipping $11.7 billion in merchandise abroad in January, the highest total for that month since at least 1987.



Mayor: LA Port ‘Putting People Back To Work’ As Exports Surge

Officials say export volume at the Port of Los Angeles surpassed expectations in 2010, which Mayor Villaraigosa says is “good news”.