Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.
Travis Waldron parses the evidence of why risky proprietary trading is the root of the bank’s big loss, something taxpayer-insured bank deposits should not be backstopping.
Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon present the reasons why the United States needs to display a steady hand in its solar trade dispute with China.
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.