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Who Will Bridge The Jobs Gap? The Case For Startups And Young Firms

Every president since Ronald Reagan has, in a major address, repeated the claim the small businesses create most new jobs. Most U.S. companies are small – more than 99 percent of businesses earn less than $10 million per year, and most businesses with any employees at all have fewer than…

CBO shows Immigration Reform Good for Growth, Deficit

The Congressional Budget Office’s long-awaited report on the budgetary impact of immigration reform is finally out – and the numbers look good for reform. CBO projects that the bill being considered on the Senate floor would lower deficits, ease future budget pressures, and boost economic growth. The report, written by…

New Business Forward Report: Deciphering Labor Force Participation In The Recovery

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 175,000 net new jobs created in May. The unemployment rate, however, ticked up to 7.6 percent on the strength of a 420,000 worker increase in the labor force, following a 210,000 increase in April. The return of workers to the labor force…

Behind Declining Deficits: Encouraging Trends in Health Care Spending

Updated budget projections from the Congressional Budget Office released yesterday show that the deficit this year is on track to be the smallest since 2008, the start of the recent recession, and that debt as a share of total economic output is stable over the decade-long budget window and actually…

Cameron Visit Highlights Ambitious Trade Agenda

All of the current trade deals in the G-8 pipeline are worth over $1 trillion in added global incomes, wrote British Prime Minister David Cameron in a Wall Street Journal op-ed this morning. Cameron is in Washington today to meet President Obama and highlight one of those deals, between the U.S. and…

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