A regional trade agreement being hammered out this week in Dallas could lead to improved trade between the United States and Japan once they get over a few hurdles, write Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan.
Matt Browne details why the new socialist leader will focus on job creation and European-wide growth instead of austerity to cope with recessions and budget deficits.
Sabina Dewan says that a new trade enforcement office and possible crackdown on China solar panel subsidies don’t address the root of the problem.
Matt Browne sets the state visit by the conservative British leader in the context of wider transatlantic progressive values.
Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.
Sabina Dewan details why state-owned enterprises need to operate just like any other business in this proposed free trade region and suggests ways to make that happen.
Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga detail how proposed rules for increased transparency in the servicing of mortgages will benefit all involved.
Kristina Costa explains how BusinessUSA can pull together hard-to-find, useful information on the dozens of government programs designed to help small-business owners.
Jordan Eizenga explains why the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program would be good for small business.
Small startup companies are proven job creators, yet current government assistance doesn’t reach them effectively and efficiently, write Ed Paisley and Sean Pool.
Heather Boushey details why President Obama’s jobs legislation would help small businesses in ways that enjoyed bipartisan support not too long ago.
Kristina Costa shows how the anti-regulation REINS Act would turn a regulatory process driven by scientific expertise, industry input, and careful cost-benefit analysis into a political circus.
Christian E. Weller shows how banks fatten up on fees at the expense of everyday consumers, which Senate Republicans support by blocking the first CFPB chairman.
At a Progressivism on Tap event, Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein discuss how to build a new economic order that is equitable, productive, and responsive to the needs of all Americans.
Sabina Dewan explains why the Obama administration’s push for a new trade agreement in the region requires careful attention alongside public support.