'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The United States should take advantage of a rare burst of momentum on the international trade front before it dissipates, a group of top American CEOs said Thursday.
With election-year politics in the rearview mirror, the business community called Wednesday for a "cease-fire" between the White House and a divided Congress, in hopes that leaders of both parties will come together to deal with the so-called "fiscal cliff" before it's too late.
Four major business groups see gloomy times ahead for the job market and the economy, according to a string of separate surveys and polls released this week that cast fresh doubt on hopes that the economic recovery may have turned the corner.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled strong concern that the deepening European debt crisis could drag down the U.S. economy and moved to prop up growth.
America's business leaders are losing faith in the economy's ability to produce a strong recovery by the end of the year.
A growing number of chief executives at large U.S. companies say they are more optimistic about the economy and plan to step up hiring. The brighter view from the boardroom comes after the best three months of job growth in two years.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health care law President Obama pushed through Congress two years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The court is expected to issue an opinion by the end of June.
Gas prices have soared to a national average of $3.82 a gallon, hitting a high of $4.35 per gallon in some parts of the country.
President Obama's plan to overhaul the country's corporate tax system — unveiled by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on Wednesday — calls for cutting the overall tax rates for businesses while eliminating loopholes and special subsidies for certain industries.
The controversial Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline deserves U.S. government support and should be the centerpiece of a new national energy strategy, according to a pair of top business spokesmen.
The U.S. business community is facing "an epidemic" of regulatory overreach from the Obama administration that is creating uncertainty for corporate leaders and holding back the economic recovery, a top business leader warned Tuesday.
Randal Lewis defeated two-time defending champion Nathan Smith on the first extra hole Wednesday to advance to the final of the USGA Mid-Amateur at Shadow Hawk.
An interactive map released Tuesday by a coalition of leading business groups details the potential economic destruction they say would result from the toughening of air pollution rules by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The nation's job market provided more evidence of a broad slowdown in the economy in May, with a sharp deceleration of job growth sending the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
"It would be a win-win for jobs, for income and for growth on both sides of the Atlantic," Mr. Engler said. "We've long thought this made sense."
"I think the president has a strong bipartisan majority in Congress on most trade issues," Mr. Engler said. "As divided as the government is, when it comes to trade, we've gotten quite a few things done on a bipartisan basis. None of these were easy, but they did get done."