Global Markets & TPP

June 8th, 2019 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan released the following statement in response to the announcement that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on border control and migration issues, and the tariffs will not go into effect on June 10. “Small […]

June 7th, 2019 by

On June 7, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel of experts on Neil Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast. The discussion focused on the surge in the markets and the reasons behind the rally: The prospect of a rate cut? A potential deal with Mexico, which would avoid new tariffs and breathe new life back […]

May 22nd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The current debate over trade policy too often and unfortunately veers off course from sound economics and history. One of the overarching themes among those advocating greater protectionist measures – such as tariffs and quotas – is that a trade deficit is an economic negative. In reality, to the extent that […]

May 21st, 2019 by

On May 21, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast with Neil Cavuto to discuss tariffs and whether they are good for the U.S. and the economy. Kerrigan said there are many other policies that the President can point to enacted under his leadership that have led to strong economic growth, […]

May 10th, 2019 by

On May 9, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-To-Coast to discuss the latest round of tariffs being imposed by President Trump on China, Chinese negotiation missteps, and whether the strength of the economy has and will serve as a buffer against the costs.  Kerrigan joined David McIntosh, President of the […]

April 19th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On April 18, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) released the report, “U.S.- Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors,” which found that the USMCA agreement would increase U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion and add 176,000 jobs. Small Business & […]

April 18th, 2019 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- According to the latest release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, international trade continues to be a major question mark for the U.S. economy. In February 2019, both U.S. exports and imports inched ahead. Unfortunately, the trend over the past eight months regarding exports has been generally down, with […]

March 27th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The biggest question mark when it comes to policy and the U.S. economy is trade. And the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis highlights the resulting problems. Exports (seasonally adjusted) were up slightly in January compared to December. January’s monthly exports came in $207.3 billion, which was off […]

March 6th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- If you mistakenly believe that trade deficits are bad for the U.S. economy, then you can’t be pleased with the trade deficits reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis for December 2018, and for all of 2018. In reality, though, trade deficits do not signal economic troubles. Instead, trade deficits […]

February 27th, 2019 by

On February 27, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined a panel of experts for Neil Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast on Fox Business to discuss the U.S.-China trade deal situation, the North Korea talks and their impact on the markets, small business and economy. Watch the segment here, or by clicking the image above.  

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