Trump’s China Tariffs Explained

By ShareAmerica Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States is committed to rebalancing the U.S.-China trade relationship to achieve more fair and reciprocal trade. On March 22, President Trump directed his administration to take actions to address China’s forced technology transfers,
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Nearly 2 Million Homes, Businesses Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

VOA Nearly 2 million households and businesses remained without power Saturday on the U.S. East Coast after a heavy storm system brought rain, snow and hurricane-force winds to states from Maine, where the governor declared a state of emergency, all the way to North Carolina. Seven deaths were reported as a result (more...)

City Officials to Explore Ramped-up Tax Debt Collection Efforts

Mayor Kenney today announced the launch of a feasibility study of business tax delinquency sales. The Mayor was joined in the announcement by City Councilman-at-large Allan Domb, a longtime advocate of debt sales to recoup delinquent tax dollars. “A tax debt sale can be a vital tool in the City’s effort to bring in delinquent tax dollars,” (more...)

Senate Labor and Industry Committee Examines Unemployment Compensation Changes

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee held a public hearing to examine recent changes to unemployment compensation eligibility and potential negative impacts to seasonal workers. The meeting was convened at the request of Senator Sean Wiley (D-49) who has long-advocated a forum for legislators to hear directly from the greater Erie community. Under (more...)

2014 List Of Best Places to Work In PA Revealed

The Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania competition is a celebration of great companies and their employees. (Photo courtesy of Journal Multimedia) The alphabetical list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania was revealed today by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Team Pennsylvania Foundation. Team (more...)

Mayor Nutter To Lead Trade Mission To United Kingdom And Israel

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that he will lead a trade mission to the United Kingdom and Israel next month in order to attract investment from international companies in Philadelphia and to assist Philadelphia companies with trade opportunities in these two key marketplaces.  Mayor Nutter will be joined (more...)

Secretary Lew: Put Job Creation at Heart of Global Recovery

This commentary by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addresses finance ministers and central bank governors. It originally appeared in the Financial Times on July 18. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. Put job creation at the heart of the global recovery By Jack Lew The G20 must (more...)

Competition

Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian-born economist, coined the term “creative destruction” in 1942 to describe the turbulent forces of innovation and competition in market economies. The “incessant gales” of markets cull out failing or under performing companies, clearing the way for new companies, new products and new (more...)

City Officials Continue Push For Youth Summer Jobs

City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives. In (more...)

Japanese Students Visit California to Say Thanks

By Christopher S. Johnson U.S. Navy Public Affairs The Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana hosted the Tomodachi in San Diego 2013 event at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on March 26 to provide an opportunity to thank the sailors and Marines who provided humanitarian aid during the (more...)

Obama Administration Prods Congress on Immigration Reform

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer The Obama administration has laid out proposals to Congress to enable undocumented people in the United States to earn citizenship. “Currently there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants present in the United States,” Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said before the Senate Judiciary (more...)

U.S. Holiday Shoppers Support Continued Economic Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer More people than ever before kicked off the holiday shopping season in the United States, offering a welcome boost to businesses continuing to recover from economic recession. The nationwide shopping spree began November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday” for its (more...)

Shopping Online? Beware of Counterfeits and Criminals

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer

Shoppers around the world are making online purchases in increasing numbers, but buyers should beware of the corresponding increase in online criminals trying to take advantage of them. For the first time, U.S. and European law enforcement agencies have partnered to coordinate the seizures of
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Human Trafficking Bill Becomes Law

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced that two companion bills to legislation he sponsored in the Senate have been signed into law by Gov. Corbett. H.B. 235 calls for the posting of a human trafficking hotline number in certain establishments across the state and H.B. 1616 (more...)

Federal Reserve Supports U.S., Global Recovery

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. central bank is taking extra steps to support the country’s “frustratingly slow” economic recovery, says Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. “The Federal Reserve is providing additional monetary accommodation to achieve its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability,” Bernanke (more...)

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