Trade and talent top priorities for manufacturing, experts say

Trade and talent top priorities for manufacturing, experts say

The lack of a clear U.S. trade policy is forcing American manufacturers to slow growth plans, especially because of the uncertainty over how nations may respond to President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, business leaders said Thursday during panel presentations at the Brookings Institution.

Japan-EU trade agreement may hurt U.S. meat producers

Japan-EU trade agreement may hurt U.S. meat producers

WASHINGTON - A trade agreement reached between Japan and the European Union has many U.S. meat producers concerned about future exports. The agreement, reached last week, calls for Europe to lower tariffs on Japanese automobiles in return for Japan lowering tariffs on...

International community not doing enough in South Sudan, specialists say

As millions face worsening hunger and a humanitarian threat in South Sudan, international aid workers warned Friday that governments have not taken leadership or sufficient responsibility to resolve the crisis.

Specialists at a Center for Strategic & International Studies event titled “South Sudan: When War and Famine Collide” called on the international community to take immediate action.

Housing Finance Reform should include small lenders

Housing finance reform plans aimed at ending the government conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must take into account the needs of small lenders and increase the competence of the secondary mortgage market, several senators and banking experts said Thursday.

Monetary policy specialists weigh in on Fed’s past effectiveness and future role

The Federal Reserve’s policies to encourage recovery from the 2008 financial crash helped the rich but not average Americans, which shows the need for more accountability for the Fed, several experts from conservative think tanks told a House subcommittee Wednesday. The hearing of the House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade comes on the heels of the House passing a bill that contains provisions to make the Fed more accountable and transparent to Congress. It still needs Senate approval.

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