SunPower’s New Oregon Facility Now Producing Performance Series Solar Panels

Editors note:  They told us tariffs on solar panel imports would kill the US solar market and cost jobs. They were wrong.  SunPower’s New Oregon Facility Now Producing Performance Series Solar Panels, Solidifying Commitment to American Manufacturing The 19-Percent Efficient Commercial Solar Panel with Proven Shingled Cell Design Delivers Superior Power, Reliability, Value and Savings Compared…

Intel confirms plans for huge Oregon factory

Editors note: the trade skirmish with China continues to boost the US economy, not kill him. China continues to boost the US economy, not kill it.  [Mike Rogoway | February 5, 2019 | oregonlive.com] Intel acknowledged late Monday it will soon begin building a massive new semiconductor factory in Hillsboro, which will surely run in the…

The Coming Chinese Storm

Editor’s note: Pay special attention to DNI Director Dan Coats’ statement and consider whether our issues with China are confined to trade. [Mark Kelton | February 5, 2019 | The Cipher Brief ] Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats briefed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week about the comprehensive threat that China poses…

Foreign Direct Investors will Love the Market Access Charge (MAC)

By John R. Hansen, CPA Advisory Board Would the MAC discourage foreign direct investment in the United States?  Some readers have suggested that capital being brought into the United States to finance greenfield foreign direct investment should be exempted from the MAC. We should not, they argue, do anything to discourage productivity enhancing investment in America’s manufacturing…