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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

 

Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/minority-owned-employer-firms.html

Agency press release which reports on a 4.9% increase in the number of minority-owned firms in 2015 to a total of 996,248.  Provides additional details about women and minority-owned businesses and links to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Net International Investment Position, First Quarter 2017, Year 2016, and Annual Update

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/2017/pdf/intinv117.pdf

Reports on the decrease in the U.S. net international investment status in 2016 and the reasons for the change.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Expenditures by Foreign Direct Investors for New Investment in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/fdi/2017/pdf/fdi0717.pdf

Foreign investors spent $373 billion in the three year period to acquire, establish, or expand businesses in the U.S.  Details include the number and types of investments by industry sector and the country from which the investment funding comes. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Elderly,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52801-june2017outlook.pdf

Predicts modest U.S. economic growth of 1.9 to 2% through 2027 with rising budget deficits due to retirement and health care programs for older people.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52840-tarp.pdf

Latest report on the program that provided federal funds to prevent the U.S. financial system from collapse in 2008.  Estimates that the costs amount to $33 billion.  While transactions with some financial institutions resulted in a net gain for the government,  assistance to AIG, automobile companies and mortgage closure avoidance accounted for the large costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Treasury Releases First Report on Core Principles of Financial Regulation: Stimulating Economic Growth, Increasing Access to Capital, and Taxpayer Protection are Top Priorities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0106.aspx

Agency press release describing the first of a series of reports examining the financial regulatory system of the U.S. and executive actions that can bring about changes. From the Treasury Department

 

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