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Commentary and analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

ArticleJan 31, 2021 - 12:00pm

Biden Signs Executive Order on Unemployment Insurance

On January 22, President Biden signed Executive Order 14002, Economic Relief Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The EO does not explicitly call for unemployment insurance (UI) payments.

ArticleJan 29, 2021 - 11:15am
Union Membership Trend 1955-2020

2020 Union Membership: A Mixed Bag

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on January 22 released its annual estimate of union membership in the United States.  This year’s report showed that union membership rose from 10.3 percent to 10.8 percent of the total workforce in 2020, reversing previous declines of 0.2 percentage points from the prior two years.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 1:15pm
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Promoting Innovation: The Promise of Digital Assets

The U.S. needs a regulatory framework that allows the digital assets marketplace to flourish in the U.S. Read more to find out why.

ArticleJan 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
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Why Full Time Workers Are Unlikely to Qualify for Public Assistance

The debate over pay requires a full understanding of what constitutes compensation and the myriad factors that determine it.

Above the FoldJan 27, 2021 - 2:00pm
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Strengthening ESI Should Be Top of Mind for Congress in 2021

Congress should focus on strengthening and reinforcing the current ESI system in the new year.

Above the FoldJan 27, 2021 - 7:15am
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The Case for Preserving a Competitive Corporate Tax Rate

There is bipartisan agreement that an economic downturn is not the time to raise taxes. Here's why.

Above the FoldJan 25, 2021 - 10:45am
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Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Vertical Mergers

The run-down on vertical mergers under current antitrust law.

Above the FoldJan 25, 2021 - 10:45am
A mobile coffee truck is open for business during the Coronavirus pandemic. The owner wears a mask during work hours.

5 Trends to Watch in 2021 from the MetLife and U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Index

We've compiled the top economic trends small business owners should watch in 2021. Check them out here.