UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 11, 2002

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Union enthused about West dock agreement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Union longshoremen declared themselves ready and eager to ride the coming technological wave on West Coast waterfronts Sunday after agreeing to a tentative contract with the shipping industry. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union predicted its

Union, shippers settle W.Coast ports fight

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- With a federal cooling-off period running out, West Coast union dockworkers and port operators tentatively settled on sweeping modernization, a pay hike and a p

Commentary: Shills of US productivity myth

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The American Enterprise Institute Wednesday held an all-day conference on productivity in the 21st century, including presentations by Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Glenn Hubbard and Federal Reserve Board Chairm
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Bush request to reopen ports approved

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday approved President George W. Bush's request to open West Coast ports, ending a 10-day lockout that has cost the U.S. economy at least $1 billion a day. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup agreed to an 80-day cooling-off period
RICHARD TOMKINS, UPI White House Correspondent

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Bush to West Point grads: Fight terrorism

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush rallied graduating U.S. military academy graduates during a Saturday commencement address, telling cadets history has issued a call to
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

UPI's Capital Comment for May 31, 2002

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OSHA developing ergonomics guidelines

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Friday said it will develop voluntary guidelines to cut workplace injuries in targeted industries.

OSHA developing ergonomics guidelines

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Feature: Bush woos women business owners

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- "Small business ownership is a great equalizer in America," said President George W. Bush before an audience of more than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from across the country during the Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century conference sponsored by the U

Labor splits on ANWR

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Teamsters' Union President James P. Hoffa sat with first lady Laura Bush during the State of the Union address this year.
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Elaine Chao
Building industry leaders and union presidents meet with Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to discuss the lack of skilled laborers in the building industry on April 6, 2004, in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Elaine Lan Chao (traditional Chinese: 趙小蘭; pinyin: Zhào Xiǎolán; Wade-Giles: Chao Hsiao-lan; born March 26, 1953) served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She was the first Chinese American and the first Asian American woman to be appointed to a President's cabinet in American history. Chao was the only cabinet member to serve under George W. Bush for his entire administration. She is married to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), the current U.S. Senate Minority Leader.

The eldest of six daughters, Chao was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to James S.C. Chao (趙錫成 Zhào Xīchéng), a Shanghainese entrepreneur, and Ruth Mu-lan Chu (朱木蘭 Zhū Mùlán), a historian. Her parents had fled to Taiwan from mainland China after the Chinese Communists took over as a result of the Chinese Civil War in 1949. At the age of eight, Elaine Chao and her family emigrated to the United States, where her father had already settled a few years earlier. She attended Syosset High School on Long Island, New York.

Chao received her B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and her MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1979. Chao also studied at MIT, Dartmouth College, and Columbia University.

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