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Tim Devaney

Tim Devaney was a national reporter who covered business and international trade for The Washington Times.

Articles by Tim Devaney

On party line, House panel OKs bill to curb NLRB

House Republicans on Thursday pressed to rein in the National Labor Relations Board in its fight against aerospace giant Boeing, pushing forward a bill that would eliminate the agency's authority to regulate private business decisions on investment and plant relocations. Published July 21, 2011

GOP confronts pro-union board over Boeing plant

House Republicans on Thursday pressed to rein in the National Labor Relations Board in its fight to stop a nonunion factory being built by aerospace giant Boeing. Published July 21, 2011

Iraq seen poised to emerge as a favorite of investors

With its neighbors facing political and economic turmoil in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iraq could emerge as a business leader in the region, according to a panel of experts hosted by the World Bank. Published July 20, 2011

Coalition hits tougher air-pollution rules

An interactive map released Tuesday by a coalition of leading business groups details the potential economic destruction they say would result from the toughening of air pollution rules by the Environmental Protection Agency. Published July 19, 2011

Business, labor groups clash over new organizing rules

Business and labor representatives clashed sharply Monday over a National Labor Relations Board proposal that would greatly shorten the time needed to hold a vote on whether to organize a worksite. Published July 18, 2011

EPA ozone proposal draws fire

Manufacturers are fighting to stop a new Environmental Protection Agency plan to curb ozone that they say would deliver a devastating blow to the economy and job growth by creating tougher pollution laws. Published July 17, 2011

Faith groups call for greater efforts to promote tolerance

Religious leaders and activists from a variety of faiths called for tolerance of one another and said the U.S. government should step up efforts to fight faith-based discrimination and persecution around the world. Published July 13, 2011

Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, told The Washington Times on Tuesday that oil and natural gas companies could create millions more jobs if allowed to drill domestically. Another plus would be the generation of billions of tax dollars, he said. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Petroleum leader decries ‘extreme’ regs

Despite President Obama's pledge to cut red tape for job-creating industries, regulations and other delays are holding up billions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs for oil and gas producers, the head of the American Petroleum Institute tells The Washington Times. Published July 12, 2011

**FILE** U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue (Associated Press)

Survey finds small businesses not ready to hire

A majority of U.S. small businesses fear the economy is on the "wrong track" and do not plan to increase hiring in the coming year, according to a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday. Published July 11, 2011

Partisan rift stalling free-trade pacts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday clashed over long-delayed free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, with Republicans balking at an Obama administration demand to attach money for a program to aid American workers as a part of the package. Published July 7, 2011

Graham pushes Boeing fight as 2012 campaign issue

Republican candidates for president should make Boeing's fight with the National Labor Relations Board over a massive new plant near Charleston, S.C., a centerpiece of their campaigns next year, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Wednesday. Published July 6, 2011

Casey Anthony smiles as she returns to the defense table after being acquitted of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, July 5, 2011. She had been charged with killing her daughter Caylee. (AP Photo/Red Huber, Pool)

Casey Anthony cleared in the death of her toddler

Facing murder charges that could have resulted in a death sentence, Casey Anthony on Tuesday was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Published July 5, 2011

Retailers may take to court the Federal Reserve's decision nearly doubling the amount banks can charge on "swipe fees." Starting in October, they can charge stores up to 21 cents per transaction every time a customer pays with a debit card. (Associated Press)

Retailers to fight new debit card fees

Angry retailers Thursday promised to fight a new Federal Reserve decision reversing its previous position and nearly doubling the maximum amount banks can charge on "swipe fees" when customers make debit card purchases. Published June 30, 2011

Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat

GOP senators shun meeting on trade deals

Republican senators on Thursday boycotted a congressional meeting to discuss three trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia that have taken years to negotiate in a move that could further delay their approval. Published June 30, 2011

Obama weighs in on Boeing dispute

In his first public comments on a simmering labor-management battle, President Obama Wednesday appeared to sympathize with aerospace giant Boeing in its fight with labor unions and the National Labor Relations Board over a major new nonunion manufacturing plant in South Carolina. Published June 29, 2011

Lagarde to succeed Strauss-Kahn at IMF

With the Obama administration offering a last-minute endorsement, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Tuesday became the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund. Published June 28, 2011

Workplace issues snag deal with Colombia

The top Democrat on the House's key trade panel said Monday that Colombia must take more steps to improve the workplace environment for unions before he will support a stalled pact with the Latin American country. Published June 27, 2011

Obama plan for withdrawal hit on timing

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday called President Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal plan politically motivated, but other lawmakers expressed support for the White House. Published June 26, 2011