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First round of trade talks with European Union "very productive"

...will take place the week of Oct. 7 in Brussels, and negotiators hope to make more progress on the issues then.EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia-Bercero told reporters Friday that the first round was "very productive," saying the parties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-15/first-round-trade-talks-europea
Budget battles continue

...Minutes into Tuesday morning's budget negotiations, Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, turned to the House's chief negotiator, Rep. Dan Cooper, R-Piedmont. "Chairman Cooper, do you object to anything?" Mr. Leatherman asked. Silence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/06/met_131189.shtml
Metro
Obstacle remains to auto aid deal

...agreement weren't immediately known, nor was the final sticking point. But Republican senators huddled with their chief negotiator on the progress made in wringing new concessions from the companies and their union, the United Auto Workers, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/12/liv_503611.shtml
Life & style
Contempt for the game

...mind-boggling. They just don't get it. In testimony last week before the U.S. Senate, Don Fehr, the union's chief negotiator, proposed what the players navely believe is a toughening of the current anti-steroid, anti-drug policy adopted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/06/edi_9368.shtml
Editorials
Penguins negotiate new deal

...Lemieux's agent and lawyer. "The teamwork of Pittsburgh came together today," said Bill Newlin, the city's chief negotiator in the bankruptcy case, in describing efforts to forge a truce between the two sides. SMG feared it would be evicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/26/hoc_264452.shtml
Hockey
Workers at Caterpillar reject company contact offer

...totals of the weekend balloting by seven locals in Illinois, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Caterpillar's chief negotiator Chris Glynn said he was disappointed that workers rejected the deal. "We will take time to assess the situation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/27/bus_413574.shtml
Business
Unable to negotiate deal, actors guild seeks strike

...Internet, using nonunion actors and without paying residuals, Doug Allen, SAG's national executive director and chief negotiator, said. Residuals are payments to actors are made every time a production airs, such as TV reruns. "They're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/23/ent_501232.shtml
Things to Do
McKenzie sought trade from Green Bay

...is saying it, but the root of the rift might be over money. Parker, Sherman and Andrew Brandt, the Packers' chief negotiator, met briefly during the NFL combine in Indianapolis in February. McKenzie is entering the third season of a five-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/11/pro_411833.shtml
NFL
NFL owners, players to meet again

...meet with them soon and we're eager to accelerate the pace of the negotiations," said Jeff Pash, the league's chief negotiator."We have a lot of work to do and we've got to do it right," Goodell added. "The agreement has to focus on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-06-21/nfl-owners-players-meet-again
State's land offer rejected by Duke

...commitment is there," said Jim Hendricks, Duke's chief negotiator. "We need to make sure we send the signals back...rejected it," said John Frampton, the state's chief negotiator. Duke countered with an offer to sell two-thirds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/22/met_213365.shtml
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