By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News firstname.lastname@example.org Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action andMore>>
Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action and reconsideration, regarding the recent selection of Hard Rock as the new Woodbury County land–based casino project.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., while the medical examiner'sMore>>
Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said this morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. More>>
By: Shereen MohammadSmohammad@kcautv.comIt was a scary situation for one Sioux City couple after the front of their home was fully engulfed in flames. The fire broke at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. FirefightersMore>>
A fire fully engulfed the front of a home in Morningside early morning Tuesday.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were children, the Oklahoma Chief Medical ExaminerMore>>
At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were childrenMore>>
By Staci DaSilva email@example.com This year was supposed to be easy for Lake City's Mackenzie Gorden. She entered the school year just 6 credits short of graduating and was already voted captainMore>>
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By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org For over 150 years, the Sioux City Police Department has been serving and protecting Sioux City. And now, that history is on display for all to appreciate. OverMore>>
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By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com MOORE, Okla. (AP) _ The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says a growing death toll from a massive tornado that struck outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoonMore>>
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says ``hearts are broken'' for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the search and rescue effort will continue throughout the night.More>>
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By: Scott Larson email@example.com Sioux City's famous "French Fries" sculpture is returning in a new spot downtown. The fries went into storage over five years ago and ony Monday, they were movedMore>>
They're back! The "Sioux City" sculpture, more commonly referred to as "French Fries," has been moved to a new spot downtown.More>>
By: Diana Johnsen firstname.lastname@example.org It's a sigh of relief for 32 workers at Simonsen Iron Works in Spencer. Over a week ago, employees were told the plant was closing. "After I got home, thinkingMore>>
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Today, at the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, President Obama and Leaders of the ten ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) states welcomed the launch of the “U.S.-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement” (E3) initiative – a new framework for economic cooperation designed to expand trade and investment ties between the United States and ASEAN, creating new business opportunities and jobs in all eleven countries. E3 identifies specific cooperative activities to facilitate U.S.-ASEAN trade and investment, increase efficiency and competitiveness of trade flows and supply chains throughout ASEAN, and build greater awareness of the commercial opportunities that the growing U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship presents. Furthermore, by working together on these E3 initiatives, many of which correspond to specific issues addressed in trade agreements, the United States and ASEAN will lay the groundwork for ASEAN countries to prepare to join high-standard trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that the United States is currently negotiating with ten countries in Asia and the Western Hemisphere.
E3 will begin with a set of concrete joint activities that will expand trade and investment:
•negotiation of a U.S.-ASEAN trade facilitation agreement, including simplified customs procedures and increased transparency of customs administration;
•joint development of Information and Communications Technology principles, to guide policymakers on issues like cross-border information flows, localization requirements, and the role of regulatory bodies.
•joint development of Investment Principles; principles would address essential elements of investment policies, including market access, non-discrimination, investor protections, transparency, and responsible business conduct.
•additional work on standards development and practices; Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SMEs); and trade and the environment.
Joint work under E3 will be further reinforced by USAID’s trade facilitation capacity-building assistance to the ASEAN members. E3 will also help ASEAN countries integrate their markets further as ASEAN seeks to build an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.
With a population of approximately 620 million and a combined GDP of over $2.2 trillion, ASEAN is the United States’ fourth largest export Market and fifth largest trade partner overall (2011). ASEAN’s continued rapid economic development creates opportunities for U.S. exports. Currently four members of ASEAN (Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam) are participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiation.