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Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Statistics on businesses in U.S. counties and metro areas.  Includes number of firms, employment, and annual payroll.  From the Census Bureau


Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

Provides information on trends in Cuban imports of goods and services from 2005 to the present, the effects of trade restrictions on U.S. exports, and an assessment of Cuban institutional and infrastructural problems that could make trade relations difficult.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department


Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Finds that information, construction, and professional-scientific-technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015.  For the year 2015, real GDP increased 2.4% with 17 of 22 industry groups contributing to the increase.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis



Benefits of Competition and Indicators of Market Power

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection

Describes ways in which competition between business firms can create benefits for consumers and the economy and how those benefits are threatened when competition is impaired by business or government action.  Part of the Obama Administration’s initiative against anti-competitive behavior.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Agencies Announce Determinations and Provide Feedback on Resolution Plans of Eight Systemically Important, Domestic Banking Institutions

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Determination by federal banking regulators that resolution plans or so-called “living wills,” prepared by the eight largest U.S. banks under the Dodd-Frank Act, are not acceptable and would not allow for an orderly process if the banks faced bankruptcy.  Includes links to the Resolution Plan Assessment Framework and letters sent to the eight banks.  From the Federal Reserve


Corporate Income Tax: Most Large Profitable U.S. Corporations Paid Tax but Effective Tax Rates Differed Significantly from the Statutory Rate

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

Examines the extent to which U.S. corporations pay federal income tax, the percentage that had no federal tax liability, and the average effective tax rate based on financial statement reporting. From the Government Accountability Office


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Productivity rose in 31 of 63 manufacturing and mining industries in 2015 while unit labor costs rose in 46 of them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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