CPA Guest Editorial: Obama Projecting the Status Quo

Charles Blum comments on President Obama’s remarks on trade to the Business Roundtable this week. ————– So, President Obama thinks that anyone who questions the opaque Trans-Pacific Partnership is in effect arguing for perpetuating the “status quo.”  A while back, he charged critics of the TPP and its baby sister the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment…

Sen. Hatch Pledges to Push Fast Track

Senator Orrin Hatch says he wants to push Fast Track authority next year as incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate Finance Committee has jurisdiction over trade. Hatch gave these remarks to the National Foreign Trade Council on December 3, 2014 when receiving the NFTC’s 2014 World Trade Award. “Let me be clear,”…

Peter Morici: “Who Killed Black Friday?”

    Black Friday weekend is just not what it used to be. Despite falling gas prices, stock prices posting records, and buoyant consumer confidence, Thanksgiving weekend sales—in stores and on-line—were down about 11 percent from last year. Five forces combined to reduce this year’s spending binge—and most will endure in the years ahead. [by…

Press Release from Forecast International: “Modernization Efforts, Concerns over China Giving Rise to Robust Asia-Pacific Defense Market”

  NEWTOWN, Conn. — Despite the tremors felt across much of the international defense market since the global economic downturn of 2008-09, the Asia-Pacific region will serve as a generator of military spending growth through the near- to medium-term, according to a Forecast International analysis. [Contact: Dan Darling | December 1, 2014 | Forecast International]…