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Above the Fold

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 12:30pm
Soybeans are harvested with a combine harvester in Illinois.

Farmers Take it on the Chin with Tariffs

Farm bankruptcies in major farm states have risen to 10-year highs.

Above the FoldFeb 08, 2019 - 12:00pm
U.S. Chamber International IP Index, 7th Edition: Inspiring Tomorrow

2019 IP Index Shows IP Protections Increase Countries’ Global Competitiveness

IP-driven economies are 55% more likely to adapt to sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology, and are 26% more competitive overall.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 3:30pm
The bright sun greets the International Space Station.

Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda

Despite the chasm across parties and branches of government, this is one area of shared purpose and worthy of progress.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 1:00pm
Don Duvall (left), Jim Jalbert (center left), and James Strange (center right) discuss infrastructure improvements at America's Infrastructure: Time to Invest.

Businesses Make the Case for Infrastructure Investment

Deteriorating infrastructure hurts companies' bottom lines.

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2019 - 9:00am
Vehicles in traffic travel along Interstate 80 in Emeryville, CA.

Rebuilding Our Infrastructure

Leaders on both sides of the aisle agree that this needs to be done – now they need to act.

Above the FoldFeb 01, 2019 - 9:30am
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inverting Conventional Wisdom on the Yield Curve

304,000 jobs were created in the U.S. in January 2019. The unemployment rate is 4.0%.

Above the FoldJan 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
The British Union Jack flag flies beside a European Union flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

The Harsh Consequences of a No-Deal Brexit

The UK edges closer to crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Above the FoldJan 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The Courage and Leadership Needed to Govern in Washington

Several lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demonstrated a willingness to set party label aside to reopen the government.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Volunteers Pack Free Meals For Government Workers During Shutdown

Fallout from the Shutdown

Thirty-five days. Eight-hundred thousand furloughed workers. More than five billion dollars in damage to the U.S. economy.

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
View from space of the Gulf of Mexico at night.

The Shutdown as Viewed from Space

If it's true that businesses benefit from certainty, then U.S. space companies that rely on the federal government have a big problem.