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It’s Up to All of Us: How to Slow the Spread, Keep Our Local Communities Healthy, and Keep America Open

Here’s what we know works – and what we all must do to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Gilead Partnering with 40 Companies to Scale Up Production of Promising COVID-19 Treatment

Gilead moves forward with remdesivir in trials to treat COVID-19.

At Historic U.S. Chamber Headquarters, Temporary Art Installation Celebrates Black Lives Matter Voices 

U.S. Chamber preserves Black Lives Matter artwork and announces plans for a temporary art installation at its headquarter building.

Donohue in NYT: Why We’re Suing to Stop the Administration’s New Immigration Restrictions

Our CEO Tom Donohue's latest New York Times' op-ed details our recent joint lawsuit challenging new federal immigration restrictions.

Quick Take: Antitrust Laws (Not Just Big Tech) Under Attack

Breaking down all things antitrust laws: their place in the election narrative, why they matter, how they impact the market, and more.

How Small Businesses will Benefit from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The CARES Act is a step in the right direction and would keep American families and businesses afloat through the crisis.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the World Trade Organization

The WTO provides critical rules for a strong international trading system – an invaluable function for U.S. business growth globally.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Trade between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico reached $1.4 trillion in 2018, amounting to $3.8 billion daily.

E-commerce Best Practices for Protecting Payment Data, Combating Online Skimming

Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy, Christopher D. Roberti, talks online security with Mark Meissner of PCI.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

Here is everything you need to know about the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

USMCA Will Lead to Agricultural, Manufacturing, Economic Growth in New York

Trade with Canada and Mexico supports nearly 800,000 jobs in the state of New York.

A Look at the Chamber’s Week at the United Nation’s General Assembly

The U.S. Chamber took center stage by bringing private and public sector leaders together, including hosting events with 14 heads of state.

The Closing Bell: Celebrating Small Businesses Across America

The CO– team, led by Chief Product Officer Mike Morello and US Chamber Chief Marketing Officer Justin Waller, rang the Nasdaq closing bell.

Donohue in The Washington Post: Restore Certainty, Rebuild Confidence

U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue penned an op-ed detailing the steps our nation's leaders must take to avoid a possible recession.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the CASE Act & Protecting Small Business

Congress is considering creating a small claims court that allows small businesses to defend their copyrights.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Satellites and Their Impact on Technology Development

Small satellites are transforming the space industry and enabling new uses of space.

Survey Finds More Than 30% of Fortune 500 Earnings Calls Touched on Tariffs Impact

The data adds to mounting evidence that tariffs pose a major threat to the U.S. economy.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Digital Piracy and Its Impact on the U.S. Economy

Digital video piracy deprives the U.S. economy of at least $29.2 billion in reduced revenue each year.

U.S. Chamber Fights to Uphold AHP Rule for Small Businesses

U.S. Chamber's Litigation Center filed an amicus brief in support of the Trump administration's AHP regulations.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the American Dream and Promise Act

The bill would permanently protect Dreamers and long-term beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status program.

‘We're Living Off the Investment of Our Fathers and Grandfathers’: An Ohio Manufacturer Explains Why We Need Modern Water Infrastructure

Why This Manufacturer Needs Modern Water Infrastructure | McWane Ductile | #InfrastructureNow

Our water infrastructure has components nearing 100 years of age.

Quick Take: Your Primer on World IP Day and IP’s Role in Sports

IP rights and incentives are what encourage and protect important innovations and mechanisms that power the sports world.

Small Businesses Still Optimistic, but Poor Infrastructure is a Road Block

Future investment and hiring plans remain nearly stable, according to the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index.

U.S. Chamber's Donohue to Congress: ‘The Time Has Come’ for a 21st Century Infrastructure System

The costs of inaction for American businesses, workers, and families are piling up.

5 Reasons We Support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Alongside more than 200 companies and associations, the Chamber and its partners are launching the USMCA Coalition.

Quick Take: Your Primer on HHS’s International Pricing Index (IPI) Proposal

In America, we don’t let the government set prices, so why would we let foreign governments set prices for us?

Optimistic Construction Companies Turn to Technology to Counter Workforce Challenges

The index remained stable at 75, meaning contractors continue to be optimistic about commercial construction market.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Brexit – and Why It Matters to U.S. Businesses

U.S. companies employ nearly 1.4 million Britons, and British companies employ more than 1.1 million Americans in the U.S.

Halloween is More ‘Tariffying’ this Year Because of the Trade Conflict

Tariffs will drain the life out of our surging economy, costing jobs and hitting families in their wallets.

Take Part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 27

This epidemic has had a tremendous impact on human lives, the labor participation rate, businesses, and economic growth.

The National Small Business Summit Has the Tools for Small Business Success

On October 2 and 3, business leaders will meet in Washington to share their entrepreneurial journeys with small business leaders and owners.

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.

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.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the Perkins Career and Technical Education Reauthorization

The bill provides important funding for job training and other related programs for high school and higher education students.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the JOBS Act 3.0

The legislation will help small and mid-size businesses raise the capital they need to expand, innovate, and hire new employees.

Quick Take: Your Update on Tax Reform, Six Months Later

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the first major overhaul of the nation’s federal tax code in more than 30 years.

Middle Market Companies Continue Their Positive Economic Outlook

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index remains robust in the second quarter of 2018.

Commercial Contractors are Confident about the Economy but Worry about Labor Shortages and Tariffs

USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index was 73 in the second quarter of 2018.

Show, Don’t Tell: Art Installation Showcases How Companies are Building the Workforce of the Future

The U.S. Chamber's new art installation showcases leading employers in workforce development efforts.

Here’s How the U.S. Chamber Would Rebuild and Modernize America’s Infrastructure

The four-part plan would give the country a 21st century infrastructure system for a 21st century economy.

How Should We Rebuild our Infrastructure? The U.S. Chamber Will Offer Up a Plan.

Because Washington has been unwilling to make tough choices, the nation’s infrastructure has suffered.

Here are the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017

Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2017

A lawsuit claiming that Jelly Belly “deceived” a woman about the sugar in its Sport Beans product tops the list.

Americans Think AI is ‘Inevitable,’ But Aren’t Sure Exactly What It Is

More education is needed about Artificial Intelligence in order to best utilize their potential benefits for society.

Using Emojis: Why Our Roads, Highways and Bridges are Crumbling

Our nation’s roads, bridges and highways are crumbling. Here - with a little help from emojis - is how to fix them.

Allstate’s Tom Wilson: New Chamber Chairman Driven by Purpose

“Our role is to create prosperity for society—and the best way to create prosperity is through purpose.”

U.S. Chamber Optimistic about House GOP Health Reform Proposal

It eliminates some harmful taxes from the Affordable Care Act and preserves the employer-sponsored system.

Making the Case Before the Senate for Infrastructure Investment

Improving our infrastructure will be a key component in modernizing many parts of the country.

Aviation Summit: Airbus’ Allan McArtor Receives the Carol B. Hallett Award

One of the highlights of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Aviation Summit is the presentation of the Carol B. Hallett Award.

Trump Sets Action-Oriented, Pro-Growth Tone to Start His Administration

Let's take a moment to look at what the president has done and what he should do in the months ahead to help our economy grow faster.

U.S. Chamber and MetLife Team Up to Support and Celebrate America’s Small Businesses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife today announced a new multiyear collaboration to elevate the voice of small business.

How Congress Can Help Small Business Employees Save for Retirement

We need to make sure our retirement savings policies adequately address the needs of our evolving workforce.

'We Have Not Even Begun to Scratch the Surface' on the U.S.-Turkey Economic Relationship

Jennifer Miel, Executive Director for the U.S.-Turkey Business Council sat down with the Turkish Heritage Organization.

616 Business Groups: It's Time For Congress To Reclaim Its Constitutional Authority

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter along with hundreds of other groups demanding action on the Regulatory Accountability Act.

Trump's Actions on Regulation Take Meaningful Steps Towards Helping Main Street

President Trump ordered sweeping reforms to the Dodd-Frank Act and instructed the Labor Department to thoroughly review the fiduciary rule.

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Chamber's Tom Donohue: "We congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch and applaud President Trump for quickly naming a Supreme Court justice nominee."

Michigan Chamber Chief Backs DeVos to Run Education Department

“Betsy DeVos will be great for kids!” said Michigan Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Richard Studley

Coffee, Lip Balm, and Cycling Make the List of the 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016

Too much ice in an iced coffee? Illegal monkey selfie? Legal action over a typo?

The U.S. Chamber Racks Up the Frequent-Flyer Miles: Seven Countries in Seven Days

We're helping American companies bring their products, services, and business know-how to countries all over the world.

Government Must Minimize Health Care Disruptions By Acting as a Good Business Partner

During the lame duck, Congress should not engage in actions that negatively impact American businesses or the people they serve.

Here are 3 Things on Employers' Health Care Reform Wish List

Employers provide 175 million Americans with health coverage. They want to continue to offer innovative, high-quality plans.

Open Memo to Chris Wallace: America’s Last Opportunity for Answers on Entitlement Reform

Entitlement programs are the primary drivers of our country’s swelling federal debt.

John Kasich on Trans-Pacific Partnership: We Cannot 'Abandon this Opportunity'

Congress approving the 12-nation trade agreement will mean continued strong U.S. leadership.

Businesses Play a Big Role in Offering Solutions to Society's Big Problems

“Corporations must work to be a force for good in society,” declared Tom Wilson, CEO of Allstate.

An Open Memo to Lester Holt: The Most Important (But Overlooked) Election Issue

It's an issue that affects the strength of our economy and the financial security of each American. So why have we heard so little about it?

How Our Regulatory System Broke, And Why We Must Fix It.

Today, unnamed government bureaucrats, instead of elected members of Congress, make the vast majority of rules coming out of Washington.

This Notable Eagle Scout Endorses Boy Scouts' Answer to Youth Unemployment

U.S. Chamber president and CEO urges businesses to take part in Exploring program.

Businesses Beware: Cyberattacks Aren’t a Question of ‘If’ But ‘When’

Just like you wouldn’t leave the front door of your business unlocked, businesses should take commonsense precautions to protect themselves.

Come and Take It: Texas Resident Fights $2 Billion Wood Pile Lawsuit

Private firms have an incentive to drive up the damages sought from a defendant in order to increase their own payout.

The Chamber and the Presidents

Since its founding in 1912 at the request of President William Howard Taft, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed a special relationship with America’s presidents. Over the past 104 years, every U.S. president has come to the U.S. Chamber, addressed a U.S. Chamber event or gathering, or consulted with U.S. Chamber members. And neither side has ever been shy about sharing its views – a tradition we continue in 2016 with Dear 45.

Small Business Leaders, Join the #IAmSmallBiz Photo Competition

Whether or not you’ll be joining us in person or in spirit at America’s Small Business Summit, we want to know your #IAmSmallBiz story!

Lawsuit Alleging Under-filled Lattes Gives Starbucks a Caffeine Headache

A recent class action lawsuit claims that the coffee chain under-fills their lattes.

WATCH: The 2016 State of American Business Address Webcast

Chamber's Donohue gives his annual State of American Business address to outline the business community's top policy priorities.

Big Data and the Internet of Things: Unleashing Europe’s Digital Single Market

NOTE: The European Commission in May launched a strategy entitled the Digital Single Market (DSM) – a plan to create “better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe,” along with leveling the playing field in the digital economy and maximizing its growth potential.

Cameron F. Kerry writes that “the use and flow of data is a vital component of the US-EU economic partnership.”

Infographic: 4 Steps to a More Streamlined, Transparent Federal Government (Really)

Our current permitting system is dysfunctional and lacks deadlines and transparency.

Chamber’s Donohue Sits Down with Chinese President Xi in Advance of U.S. Visit

Expanding the "commercial relationship is essential to driving needed growth in our economies."

Republican Presidential Debate, Round Two: Questions We'd Like to Hear Answered

Topics like economic growth, jobs, energy, trade and taxes should be top of mind.

EPA’s Ozone Rule a Bust for Vegas Transportation Projects

The list of cities grows. The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy released a new report Tuesday detailing how a proposed new regulation from the Obama administration could delay or cancel key new transportation projects in the Las Vegas region.

5 Reasons to Support the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

The bipartisan bill safeguards privacy, preserves the distinct roles of civilian and intelligence agencies, and incentivizes appropriate sharing of cyber threat information.

Reminder to HHS: Business Has Weighed In With ACA Small Group Expansion Concerns

Businesses have called on agency to "delay the expansion of the small group market definition as soon as possible.” About 3.4 million workers and over 150,000 American businesses could be impacted.

DOL Rule’s Unintended Target: Your Retirement Savings

Everybody dreams of a comfortable retirement nest egg and security down the road, but a sweeping change by the Department of Labor (DOL) could have a direct impact on your piggy bank.

Clearing the Smoke around the Chamber’s 'Tobacco Related' Advocacy

We believe that governments should uphold intellectual property rights, adhere to international commitments, and promulgate rules that are sensible and effective.

Bush Presidential Center’s Margaret Spellings: ‘Our Country Can Never Fully Repay Our Vets, But We Ought to Try’

President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, will speak at the Mission Transition event at the U.S. Chamber.

Small Business Owners Storm Capitol Hill, With TPA Top of Mind

When it comes to trade, small businesses get it. They know that trade deals give them the opportunity to reach new markets, sell to more customers, grow their businesses, and help their local communities.

Triangle Rock Club Climbs to the Top – 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year

Triangle Rock Club is The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year.

Australian Mining Project Belongs in the Ex-Im Win Column for U.S. Companies

As Congress weighs reauthorization of the bank, it’s very clear-cut: When U.S. companies have the tools they need to compete, they can beat out competitors from anywhere in the world.

Michigan Manufacturer Finds Jobs, Growth with Reach of Exports

The leading manufacturer and supplier started exporting its American-made products in 2010. Now the company exports to more than 60 countries, including Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and Peru.

Video: Commerce Secretary Pritzker Talks Trade

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who took part in the Chamber's recent 2015 Global Supply Chain Summit, sat down before the event to discuss the importance of trade.

A Hat Tip to David Letterman – and the Top Ten Reasons for TPA

Before Dave signs off and gives his final Top 10 list, we decided this is a good time to remind lawmakers of the Top 10 reasons to approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

Video: Commerce Secretary Pritzker Discusses TPA’s Importance

“Having that legislation is really critical because then when the administration is negotiating an agreement, the folks that we’re negotiating with know that Congress and the administration stand side by side on the various terms that are being negotiated."

Video: Trade is One of the Best Ways to Drive Economic Growth and Job Creation

The playing field for American companies and the workers they employ isn’t always level. Trade agreements can tear down those barriers.

U.S. Chamber Quarterly Spring 2015: Advancing Our Agenda

We are asking our nation’s leaders to rally around a common bipartisan cause—stronger and deeper economic growth in order to create jobs and expand opportunities for all Americans.

U.S. Chamber Quarterly Spring 2015: The Power of Free Enterprise - America’s Silicon Cities

Efforts by government and business have transformed Oklahoma City, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls into an attractive and vibrant destination.

Video: Encana's Doug Suttles - America's Energy Renaissance Is Transformational

The oil business runs four generations deep in Encana President and CEO Doug Suttles’ family.

Video: Ahead of Summit, Commerce Secretary Pritzker Emphasizes Importance of Supply Chains

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, one of the Global Supply Chain Summit's speakers, sat down in advance of the event to talk about the importance of infrastructure investment and trade agreements.

Cinco Reasons to Celebrate the U.S.-Mexico Relationship – on Cinco de Mayo

As you crack open a cerveza or sip on a salty margarita in honor of Cinco de Mayo, take a moment to reflect on how important Mexico is to the health of the U.S. economy.

Emily’s Latest Lesson: The Truth about Energy Regulations

“But once you start running your own business, it really hits home how things like taxes and regulations can have these effects on smaller businesses and make it tough for them to grow.”

On the Hill, the Chamber Salutes the Spirit of Enterprise

Golden anniversaries should be noted, and for 50 years the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued the How They Voted scorecard. But, more importantly, there is prestige tied to the report: the annual Spirit of Enterprise award.

Trade Acronyms and the Need for TPA: Let’s Spell It Out

Pending and vital trade issues provide an alphabet soup to sort through: TPA, TPP, TTIP, AGOA, GSP, WTO. Here's a handy cheat sheet.

IP Champions, Patent Winners Take a Bow at the Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) recognized its IP Champions -- honoring innovators, creators, and defenders of intellectual property.

Chamber’s Donohue Tells Congress to Renew TPA: Trade Must Play ‘Central Role’ in Creating Jobs

The United States cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while others set the rules of world trade. To create the jobs, growth, and prosperity our children need, we need to set the agenda.

Video: ‘The Regalia Report’ -- Let’s Keep the Economic Recovery On Track

Welcome to the inaugural “The Regalia Report” -- economic insights from Marty Regalia, the Chamber’s chief economist and senior vice president for tax and economic policy.

A Taxing Situation: Emily’s Return Gets More Complicated

When Emily started her graphic design business, she figured her tax situation would change — but she didn’t realize how much more costly and complicated it would become.

Washington Post Fact Checker Doesn’t Question Facts But Still Calls Ex-Im Tweet “Irresponsible”

Facts aren't questioned. Instead, the fact checker went after the medium in which these facts were presented.

Summit of the Americas: With Trade 'Ripe With Potential,' Chamber's Donohue Proposes Next Steps

Donohue in Panama City to participate in the Second CEO Summit of the Americas.

Health Care Without the 40-hour Workweek Comes at a Cost

The ripple effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) redefining full-time employment as 30 hours per week – not 40 – is already adding up.

Hobbled: Emily's Health Care Frustrations Grow

After her health insurance policy was canceled in 2013 as a result of not meeting the new Obamacare standards, Emily had to scramble to buy a new policy.

Achievement from the Latest U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue

The U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue held its first 2015 meeting in Washington, D.C. last week.

Here are some takeaways from a post-dialogue debriefing hosted by the Brazil-U.S. Business Council at the U.S. Chamber.

TPA Small Business Testimonials Tell the Story of Why Congress Needs to Act

In places like Alabama, Texas, Ohio, Colorado and Oregon, businesses have voiced their support for Trade Promotion Authority.

1.4 Million Jobs at Risk if Ex-Im Bank Not Renewed, Warns Airplane Exec

60 other countries have institutions like the Ex-Im Bank that provide trade financing.

Immigration and the Economy: Look at the Facts – Not the Fiction

The immigration debate continues to grab lots of headlines – but the facts about legal immigration and its positive impact on jobs are often muffled by myths.