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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

Bachmann confident about chances in Iowa

Rep. Michele Bachmann on Sunday said she is polling well in Iowa — the site of the first GOP presidential caucuses — because she was born there and has a natural connection to the state. Published June 26, 2011

"If the NLRB had its way, then once you plant your flag in a union state, then you can never leave," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, of the ramifications for businesses. (Jeremy Lock/Special to The Washington Times)

Federal labor board faces double-edged decision

The National Labor Relations Board's bid to prevent Boeing from moving to South Carolina could harm the very state it is trying to protect by discouraging businesses from setting up shop there, Republican lawmakers warn. Published June 19, 2011

**FILE** South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (Associated Press)

Haley: Obama, NLRB killing jobs with Boeing case

At a congressional hearing here Friday, South Carolina officials slammed the Obama administration and the National Labor Relations Board for a federal lawsuit that could cost the state a new $750 million Boeing 787 jet assembly plant and thousands of jobs. Published June 17, 2011

Boeing urges judge to toss NLRB case

In one of the most heated labor disputes of the Obama administration, Boeing Co. has asked a judge in Seattle to dismiss a National Labor Relations Board case that accuses the company of punishing workers in Washington state by moving additional work out of state. Published June 14, 2011

Huntsman jabs at Obama on TV show

Likely presidential contender Jon Huntsman Jr., looking to sharpen his political message ahead of an official announcement that he will seek the 2012 Republican Party nomination, took a couple of jabs at his former boss in a national interview over the weekend, saying President Obama has "failed on the economic front." Published June 12, 2011

For PCs, tablets tough to swallow

Personal computers may soon be going the way of landline phones and black-and-white televisions. New market figures suggest consumers are losing interest in traditional PCs, as flashy smartphones and tablets attract the buzz and the sales in a crowded marketplace dominated by the latest technology. Published June 12, 2011

Pawlenty touts his economic plan

GOP presidential contender Tim Pawlenty says Americans need to have faith that the economy will improve. Published June 12, 2011

Boeing opens $750 million plant in South Carolina

Boeing, the world's largest aerospace manufacturer, made a bold move Friday, defying the National Labor Relations Board, when it opened a new $750 million assembly plant in South Carolina. Published June 10, 2011

**FILE** A model of the Boeing 747-8 aircraft is on display at the Asian Aerospace Expo and Congress 2011 in Hong Kong on March 8, 2011. (Associated Press)

Liberal law group warns of Hill pressure in Boeing-labor fight

The National Labor Relations Board should be "insulated" from the congressional Republicans who are pressuring the agency to drop a case against aerospace giant Boeing, because it could "intimidate" the group and "taint" the case, legal experts said Thursday in a panel hosted by the liberal-leaning American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Published June 9, 2011

Senate OKs cap on debit fees

The Senate sided with retailers over bankers Wednesday, voting to let the Federal Reserve move forward with a plan to cap the “swipe fees” the financial institutions charge merchants to accept their customers' debit cards -- but it is still unclear what impact the decision will have on consumers. Published June 8, 2011

Senate set to vote on swipe-fee caps

A heavily lobbied showdown over financial reforms that would cap "swipe fees" — the charge banks assess merchants to accept their customers' debit cards — comes to a head in the Senate on Wednesday, with both sides claiming to have consumer interests at heart. Published June 7, 2011

Farmer rules out E. coli bacteria on local sprouts

Leigh Hauter stopped growing sprouts at his Bull Run Mountain Vegetable Farm in Northern Virginia about 15 years ago, because of the devastation he knew it could cause. Published June 6, 2011

** FILE ** President Obama speaks on June 3, 2011, in front of a Jeep Wrangler at Chrysler Group's Toledo Assembly complex in Toledo, Ohio. (Associated Press)

Dems fire back at GOP on unemployment

The drumbeat of sobering economic news in the country has the White House on the defensive, with Democrats and administration officials appearing on Sunday political shows to rebut Republican criticisms about the nation's decades-high unemployment rate. Published June 5, 2011

Assisted-suicide advocate Kevorkian dies

"Dr. Death" is dead. Now, right-to-die groups hope the passing of Jack Kevorkian, who assisted in about 130 suicides in the 1990s, will shine the spotlight on the practice they call "aid in dying." Published June 5, 2011

Palin calls for change, hits Obama on economy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday the country needs change in the White House, but she wouldn't indicate whether she will try to become the first female president in the country's history. Published June 5, 2011