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Startup Firms Created Over 2 Million Jobs in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/business-dynamics.html

Agency press release with statistics on the number of new business ventures and the number of jobs created by them.  Also compares job creation rates in 2015 with recent years.  Includes links to more detailed info in Business Dynamics Statistics data sets.  From the Census Bureau

 

Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Urban Issues

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_metro/2017/pdf/gdp_metro0917.pdf

Real GDP increased in 267 of 382 metropolitan areas during 2016.    The range was from +8% in two Oregon and Louisiana metro areas to -13% in Odessa, Texas.  Displays metro areas alphabetically with GDP in millions of dollars annually from 2011 to 2016 and 2016 rank.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

An Analysis of Corporate Inversions

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53093-inversions.pdf

Analyzes the reasons for and effects of corporate inversions—the switching of countries in which multinational corporations choose to be taxed.  Also examines how such inversions and similar strategies will affect future U.S. corporate tax revenues.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Presidential Executive Order on Imposing Sanctions with Respect to the Situation in Venezuela

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/25/presidential-executive-order-imposing-sanctions-respect-situation

Text of the order which increases economic sanctions against Venezuela for abuses of human rights and the establishment of an illegitimate constituent assembly. From the White House

 

Business R&D Performed in the United States Reached $356 Billion in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17320/nsf17320.pdf

Reports on research and development spending by private business in the U.S. which increased in 2015 by 4.4% over 2014.  Provides details by type of research, by sector or industry and by source of funds.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Presidential Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/14/presidential-memorandum-united-states-trade-representative

Presidential directive to his top trade official to investigate whether China is engaging in unfair trade practices by requiring the transfer of American intellectual property to enterprises in China as conditions of business agreements.  From the White House

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2015

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

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prod5_07122017.pdf

Productivity in manufacturing decreased by a 2.8% annual rate in 2015, the largest decline since 2012.  Shows trends since 1987 and details by sector.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Responding to Urban Decay

Categories: Business/Economics,Urban Issues

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2017/pdf/eb_17-07.pdf

Reviews economic studies on how to revitalize declining cities.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

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