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Economic Issues

The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection to the U.S. Economy

Annual theft of U.S. intellectual property is estimated at $250 billion...

It Will Take Much Cheaper Oil for Saudi Arabia to Take Action

Saudi Arabia still not ready to slash oil production...

Labor Regulations in Cross-Border Business Deals

Researchers find a strong empirical connection between labor regulations and both abnormal stock returns and profits for the acquiring firm...

Patent Reform Meets Renewed Opposition

Business organizations want to avoid unintended consequences of patent reform...

Dollars and Sense

In Europe, generous welfare benefits and high marginal tax rates create the perfect incentive for people to stay on the dole, according to new study...

Has Tribal Gaming Been a Boon for American Indians?

American Indian tribes have benefited from casino operations...

The U.S. Foreclosure Crisis Was Not Just a Subprime Event

Prime mortgage foreclosures surpass the number of subprime ones...

Why Congress Should Pull the Plug on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is ineffective in countering price spikes...

Ex-Im's Working Capital Programs Benefit Big Businesses and Banks

Large, politically connected firms were the primary beneficiaries of U.S. Export-Import Bank policies...

Canada's Affluent Middle Class At-Risk

Move over America: the Canadian middle class is now the most affluent in the world...


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