economy

September 11, 2017

The latest available 2016 data show continued strong investment relationships with the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and Germany, all of which are historically large sources of investment into the United States. In fact, these top four sources of direct investment alone account for nearly half of all FDI in the United States. However, compared to the previous year of available data, this concentration has slightly dissipated, with economies like Ireland and Switzerland gaining overall shares of U.S. FDI.

August 31, 2017

In the second quarter of 2017, twenty-four of the largest American companies are holding on to a whopping $1.01 trillion in cash reserves, up 1.63% from the first quarter, according to analysis of second quarter earnings reports by Bank of America. The biggest amount of money is created and kept by technology firms like Alphabet, Apple or Microsoft.

August 28, 2017

You could be making the exact same salary as someone living in another city and have a significantly different quality of life. Look no further than Silicon Valley for examples, where some well-paid Facebook engineers reside in garages.

August 24, 2017

Business succeeds when STEM personnel pair with business executives to generate newer, more efficient ways to produce, market, distribute, and sell products. In many ways, American’s business leadership has been due to its openness to new ways of doing business and new ways of managing, marketing and financing firms. Businesses must also manage their human resources more effectively.

August 22, 2017

China sees the use of Section 301 as an act of aggression because it allows the American president to act against the Chinese economy without consulting the World Trade Organization (WTO). China has been a member of the organization since 2001. The use of Section 301 fell out of fashion around that time because US leaders didn't see the point of using it anymore as the WTO's framework had more legitimacy. Even allies were complaining about its use.

August 22, 2017

Following President Donald Trump's recent executive order regarding China’s handling of technology and intellectual property, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a response imploring the two nations to come to mutually agreeable terms.

August 20, 2017

The Trump administration formally launched an investigation into Chinese intellectual property theft on Friday in a signal that the departure of Steve Bannon, one of its most prominent economic nationalists, is unlikely to alter its tougher trade line against Beijing.

August 20, 2017

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays an important role in the U.S. economy by creating jobs, increasing wealth, and raising living standards. The United States continues to hold the largest amount of FDI in the world. A new report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed that the United States was also the largest recipient of FDI flows in 2016.

August 15, 2017

China criticized President Donald Trump’s order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing’s technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard” Chinese interests.

August 15, 2017

Today (8/14) at the White House, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum asking the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions. The President was joined by Secretary Wilbur Ross, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, and Director of the White House National Trade Council Peter Navarro.

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