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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

 

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Annual Revision for 2016

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2017/pdf/trad1317.pdf

The latest revision to the figures showed an upward revision of 0.8% to the U.S. goods and services trade deficit for 2016.  Provides detailed statistics on exports and imports of goods and services by major categories.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Employed Workers Leaving the Labor Force: An Analysis of Recent Trends

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/employed-workers-leaving-the-labor-force-an-analysis-of-recent-trends.htm

Examines declines in the labor force participation rate in a recent three year period and the reasons for these departures.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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