Friday, March 18, 2011

Build Zoom - A meeting place for contractors and homeowners is the web's largest directory of home improvement contractors. With over 1.5 million licensed contractors in its database, the site is the easiest, most open sourcing of contractor profiles, project photographs, consumer reviews, license data and more. If you're looking to have some work done on your house, check the site out. And tell them Ryan sent you :)

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Customs Broker

Customs HQ simplifies the process of importing goods and clearing them through U.S. Customs. They give importers the tools to organize all the documents and information required by U.S. Customs and make it simple to submit that data to a licensed customs broker. The web site saves importers time, money and stress on every shipment they import.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New U.S. Customs Database for Import-Export Industry is the world's most powerful competitive intelligence tool for the import-export industry. The company offers access to a complete database of U.S. customs records going back to 2006. This means you can search for your competitors' names and find out exactly what they import and when, along with contact information for each of their suppliers. Or you can search for an overseas factory name and Import Genius returns a complete list of U.S. customers.

The company is offering free trials all month long!


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Why "Made in China" is good news for the U.S. - Andrew Leonard

From The via China Digital News

The boom in the Chinese microchip industry has Americans worrying about lost jobs and national security. We should be praising it as a model of how globalization is supposed to work.

Aug. 3, 2005 | In 2004, more than 40 tech companies staged public offerings of their stock on Wall Street. Ten were domestic Chinese firms. A microchip company led the way; in one of the largest initial public offerings of the year, China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. raised $1.8 billion.

If chip industry experts across the globe weren't already obsessed with China, SMIC's IPO riveted the attention of the remaining holdouts. Five years ago, China hardly had a chip industry to speak of. Each year since then, led by SMIC, production has exploded. Today, China makes about 8 percent of the world's chips; by 2010, that number may be up to 20 percent.

From nowhere to world domination has been the story of China and globalization for the past decade. Textiles, toys, televisions and cellphones -- one global industry after another has succumbed to Chinese competition. Why should chips be any different?
Because the chip industry can be an example where globalization works right.

Monday, July 25, 2005

The revaluation of the yuan

From the Economist

China has revalued its currency, the yuan, and linked it to a basket of currencies. By itself, this will do little to slow the economy, but it may ease trade tensions.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Dollar Declines in Asian Trading

The dollar continued to fall Thursday in Asian trading after earlier remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman failed to spark fresh optimism about the U.S. economy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Import Growth Outpaces Export Rise

South Korean import growth continued to be higher than that of exports in June due to increased oil imports, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) said Friday.