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Above the FoldSep 10, 2018 - 12:45pm
Mother playing with a baby in a Graco Bay Products play pen.

We’re Expecting Our First Child. The Trade War Is Hitting Our Family.

One company faces the potential for a 10% to 25% tariff on many of its car seats, high chairs, baby swings and play pens.

Above the FoldSep 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Consumers benefit from the responsible use of data.

Businesses and Consumers Have Stakes in Data Privacy

The time is now for smart, effective, and thoughtful solutions to this complex challenge.

Above the FoldSep 07, 2018 - 9:30am
Social Security checks are printed in Philadelphia, PA.

Entitlement Chastenings

Jobs grew by 201,000 jobs in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 1:30pm
A corridor at the Pentagon.

Defense Department’s Contracting Regulation Needs Improvement

A proposed regulation would reduce defense contract progress payments as much as 30% below current standards.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 9:15am
2018 Q3 Metlife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index: 69.7.

Small Business Optimism Keeps Growing as Access to Capital Remains Strong

The Metlife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index moved up to 68.9 in Q3, hitting another record high.

Above the FoldSep 03, 2018 - 9:00am
Labor Day

Thank You, American Workers

This Labor Day, take a moment to remember why the holiday was established.

Above the FoldAug 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
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Quick Take: Your Primer on the Health Insurance Tax

Many Americans will face a $20.3 billion tax hike starting in January 2020 if nothing is done.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Shipping containers sit stacked at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, CA.

Piling On: These States Got Walloped by the Latest Trade War Escalation

The tit-for-tat escalation of the tariff war continues. China imposed tariffs on an additional $16 billion in U.S. exports on August 23.

Above the FoldAug 27, 2018 - 9:00am
GEI analysis

Tax Reform Tied to Lower Electricity Costs

The positive effects of tax reform ripple through the economy, benefiting both businesses and consumers in a number of ways.

Above the FoldAug 24, 2018 - 12:15pm
China and U.S. flags superimposed on shipping containers.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Trump’s China Tariffs

Tariffs fall squarely on the shoulders of American consumers, manufacturers, farmers, and ranchers.