White House preparing for trade crackdown

President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to unveil an aggressive trade crackdown in the coming weeks that is likely to include new tariffs aimed at countering China’s and other economic competitors’ alleged unfair trade practices, according to three administration officials. [Andrew Restuccia and Doug Palmer | January 8, 2017 | Politico] Trump is tentatively scheduled…

NAFTA Withdrawal Likely to Boost the Stock Market

Washington ~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America said today that withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is likely to boost stock prices, employment and economic growth. Republican Senators told the White House (subscription required to view link) earlier this week that NAFTA withdrawal will harm the stock market. CPA says that claim…

Solar Power: Capturing The Fruits For Our Labor

The last three decades have seen a bipartisan effort to match large innovation investments with trade, tax and regulatory policies that drive the production of American inventions overseas as quickly as possible. We have created a system where American public and private funds develop new technologies and launch startups that demonstrate viable commercialization only to…

Milwaukee Tool is Expanding US Manufacturing

One of the most consistent nuggets of feedback we receive is about the amount of manufacturing that takes place in China. Businesses have to be profitable and prices have to be reasonable enough for Pros to buy. That combination leads to the global market and manufacturing where it makes the most sense. But today we’re…