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Business leaders want to improve access to affordable health care; share concerns about unproven proposals

Each year, our business leaders rank health care as their top concern. We’ve organized hundreds of briefings on how to control costs and expand coverage. Most of those briefings have focused on how to improve and extend the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but we have also covered proposals to repeal…

Business Forward’s Latest American Steel Index Report: Price Difference Nearly Double Since February

Price difference between U.S. and foreign competitors is nearly double since February Business Forward, Inc. published its latest American Steel Index report today. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. U.S. steel prices have risen 11 percent since February,…

Business Forward’s Latest American Steel Index Report: Escalating Trade War Threatens 460,000 jobs

Business Forward’s Latest American Steel Index Report: Escalating Trade War Threatens 460,000 jobs This week, we published our latest American Steel Index report. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. U.S. steel prices have risen 14.8 percent since February,…

What Business Leaders Are Saying: Trump Administration’s EPA Rule Denies Opportunity to Lead

This week, the Trump Administration announced plans to eliminate the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama-era policy to reduce carbon emissions. Under the new plan, states may write their own regulations for coal-fired power plants–or write none at all. This is a drastic shift away from the CPP, which pushed…

Business Forward’s Latest Steel Index: U.S. manufacturers paying 25% more than foreign competitors

Business Forward, Inc. published its latest American Steel Index report today. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. Key charts are below. Click here to read the report. Yesterday, Business Forward held a conference call with Kristin Dziczek, Vice…

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