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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

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

 

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