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Poll: 62% of US Voters Support Controversial Border-Adjustment Tax

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Category: Government

A majority of registered voters support a proposal to impose a new 20 percent tax on imports, according to a new poll. The Harvard-Harris Poll survey found that 62 percent of Americans would support a 20 percent tax on all goods made outside the United States. The idea is backed by 77 percent of Republicans, […]

Source: The Hill

Published: April 26, 2017


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Speaker Ryan and Delegation Reaffirm Strong Partnership in Norway

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Category: Government

OSLO, NORWAY — Beginning a four-nation visit focused on strengthening our transatlantic alliances, a bipartisan congressional delegation led by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrived in Norway to meet with top government officials.  “We believe that the NATO alliance is as important today as it ever has been, and that is something that we in the United […]

Source: Speaker.gov

Published: April 26, 2017


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Overview: The Automotive Industry in the United States

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Category: Automobile / Transport

The United States has one of the largest automotive markets in the world and is home to many global vehicle and auto parts manufacturers. After vehicle production dipped below 6 million units in 2009, production more than doubled to over 12 million passenger vehicles in the United States in 2015. The United States is the […]

Source: Select USA

Published: April 26, 2017


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Norway’s wealth fund may blacklist firms over emissions, corruption risk

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Category: Financial / Investment

The ethics watchdog for Norway’s $900-billion sovereign wealth fund will recommend this year that the fund exclude or put on a watch list several firms in the oil, cement and steel industries for emitting too much greenhouse gas. Carbon emissions are a new criteria for the fund, which was built up from the proceeds of […]

Source: Reuters

Published: April 26, 2017


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What Makes a Winning Trade Deal?

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Category: Financial / Investment

As a new president and a new Congress settle in, this is a good moment to pause and reflect on America’s trade agreements. They’ve been front and center since last year’s election, and mostly as a matter of controversy. But what does success look like when it comes to trade agreements? How can we measure […]

Source: US Chamber of Commerce

Published: April 26, 2017


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