When it comes to companies expanding, it's apples to oranges

Dec 13, 2018
Apple announced Thursday that it’s planning to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, less than a mile from its existing campus. The company says it will also build new sites in three West Coast cities. The company says it’s on track to add 20,000 jobs in the next five years. We couldn’t […]
A sign for an Apple Inc. campus on West Palmer Lane is seen on Dec. 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
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U.K. towns turn to criers to boost downtown fortunes

Oct 29, 2018
Salisbury looks to regain "people’s trust and confidence" after nerve agent attack damages its economy.
Salisbury's town crier, Jef Hutchby.
Courtesy: Salisbury Town Council

U.K. towns turn to criers to boost downtown fortunes

Oct 29, 2018
Salisbury looks to regain "people’s trust and confidence" after nerve agent attack damages its economy.
Salisbury's town crier, Jef Hutchby.
Courtesy: Salisbury Town Council

A key Trump administration goal is securing trade agreements

Apr 24, 2017
The Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with the European Union’s trade negotiator in Washington today. Although it’s been buried by immigration and foreign policy in the first three months of President Trump’s administration, fixing trade was a key promise Trump made on the campaign trail — which is why Ross is looking for a […]

Key economic policy positions could remain unfilled after inauguration day

Jan 11, 2017
Positions that support Commerce and Labor still need filling.

Trump's economic vision comes into shape

Nov 30, 2016
What will the appointments of Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross mean for a Trump economic plan?
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence pose for a photo with Wilbur Ross a the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. 
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Have we reached peak trade?

If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
The Port of Balboa, viewed from the Diablo neighborhood, located in the former Panama Canal Zone.
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What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes

The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
A container ship exits the Panama Canal toward the Pacific Ocean, with the Balboa Yacht Club in the fore.
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Consumer economy holding up...so far

Feb 12, 2016
Consumer spending and sentiment have not suffered much from recent market turmoil.

Checking in with the secretary of commerce

Jul 1, 2015
Kai talks to Penny Pritzker about the Export-Import bank and TPP.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker wants to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
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