Economy & Budget

Railroad reregulation is not what Congress intended

On the heels of the first presidential debate, Americans remain critically focused on how best to stimulate the U.S. economy. Both Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to promote massive...

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Important questions…waiting for answers!

The Great Recession may be over, but fiscal issues in many states are still dire. Public officials at every level of government are also struggling to meet budgets that have not expanded in years.

Even after seven years of recovery efforts...

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Congress shouldn’t consider TPP during lame duck session

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be the largest free trade agreement in history, with 12 nations representing 40 percent of the global market. In this context, the potential impact on the economy, the environment and American jobs is huge...

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EMV: the cost of confusion

Oct. 1, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary since the chip-card, or EMV, deadline set by the major card brands went into effect. Prior to the deadline, the grocery industry spent more than five years...

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EMV, one year later

When it comes to payments security, consumers are unquestionably safer today than they were a year ago. A year later, chip card use is way up, counterfeit card fraud is down at America’s stores -- and consumers are still...

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The jobs we need, courtesy of the global economy

At a time when there is renewed public interest in whether or how much the United States should engage with the global economy, it’s worth noting an element outside of the current dialogue on the trade of goods across borders....

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