Global Markets & TPP

November 9th, 2019 by

Teleconference Discussion Please join EXIM’s President and Chairman Kimberly Reed for a teleconference discussion on international trade and EXIM’s resources available to support small businesses. Featuring: Small Business Roundtable Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship National Small Business Association U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:00 […]

October 31st, 2019 by

The Honorable Richard Neal Chairman Ways & Means Committee U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Neal: On behalf of America’s dynamic and diverse small business community, we are writing to urge swift passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). According to a recent Morning Consult FedEx Trade Index poll, 84% of small […]

October 7th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In case you haven’t noticed, economic growth has continued to run at a below-average rate. Why? Mainly, the answer is trade – or, more specifically, increased governmental costs imposed and threatened on trade. The latest GDP report noted that real economic growth slowed dramatically in the second quarter – from 3.1 […]

September 20th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan appeared on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast on September 20. The hour long panel featured FOX Business’ Connell McShane, Rosecliff Founder Mike Murphy, and Bankrate Senior Economic Analyst Mark Hamrick where they discussed the markets, the Fed cuts and where it all goes moving forward. Watch the clip here, or by […]

August 30th, 2019 by

On August 29, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined an hour-long panel on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast with Neil Cavuto. The panel turned to the issue of trade, where Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig discussed the growing frustration of farmers and the agriculture community with increases in tariffs and the trade war with China. Kerrigan […]

August 27th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The fact that economists overwhelmingly agree that free trade is an economic plus is not really news. It’s long been one of the very few issues upon which most economists agree. Indeed, you have to work pretty hard to find an economist who actually favors protectionism. Survey after survey makes clear […]

August 16th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined an hour-long panel on Fox Business on Cavuto’s Coast-to-Coast (August 15)  to discuss leading issues of the day and their impact on the markets, the economy and business. July’s Retail Data and Where the Economy is Headed: July’s retail numbers were impressive, and the panel talked about […]

August 14th, 2019 by

In an August 14 Washington Times Op-ed, SBE Council president and CEO Karen Kerrigan reviews the role that America’s small businesses play in trade, especially with China.  In addition, she highlights the effects of the trade war with China across industries, and how this is specifically hurting small businesses: “More than 75 percent of American […]

August 10th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In December 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am a Tariff Man.” In fact, Trump’s pro-tariff stance goes back to the 1980s. However, higher tariffs – like any other tax increases – are bad news for U.S. consumers, entrepreneurs, businesses and workers. Indeed, the anti-growth trade policies of the Trump administration […]

July 5th, 2019 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Neil Cavuto on July 5 discuss the stellar Jobs Report (+224,000), the markets, and what the Federal Reserve does next on interest rates. Karen said a lot can happen on trade policy between now and July 31, which could impact the decision to cut rates and by […]

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