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Savings and Mobility
State and local
Trade and global economy
“Good” countries export more
New research finds that "soft power" pays.
End debt limit showdowns
Repeated debates over the debt limit are bad politics and bad for the economy.
Don’t fear the robots
Tech entrepreneur Martin Ford predicts robots will replace half of U.S. workers over the next 20 years. Here’s why he’s dead wrong.
Getting child care off the “mommy track”
We may finally see progress on child care – if it can break from its pigeonhole as a “women’s issue.”
How to put more women on the entrepreneurial fast-track
Better access to capital is a top concern for female entrepreneurs.
How “Queen of the Hill” can help fix our highways
Congress should adopt this bipartisan solution to save the Highway Trust Fund from a looming shutdown.
“Known Knowns” on TAA and the trade debate
If Democrats gamble with Trade Adjustment Assistance, American workers could be the losers.
Not your grandfather’s factories – Attracting millennials to manufacturing
It's not easy for manufacturing to attract the younger, skilled workers that it needs. We need to focus on both the educational pipeline and public perceptions.
French fries and free trade agreements
Booming U.S. potato exports are an example of how free trade agreements can open markets for U.S. products - and fuel cultural trends abroad.
Manufacturing Jobs for America – A plan for jobs and growth
This bipartisan effort gaining momentum in Congress will ensure manufacturing’s renaissance.
The federal government’s worsening millennial talent gap
Blame outdated hiring practices, says Partnership for Public Service President Max Stier.
FAQS on U.S. exports and economic growth
America remains one of the world's top exporters. Who says we "don't make things any more"?
Why “Made in America” is making a comeback
"Made in America" is a resurgent global brand.
A shortage of skilled workers threatens manufacturing’s rebound
U.S. manufacturers will create more than 3 million job openings over the next decade – but two million of these future jobs could go unfilled.
The American Prosperity agenda – Economic growth and middle-class success
The New Democrat Coalition's American Prosperity Agenda lays out the right blueprint for America's future growth.
Jobless rates fall, but the long-term unemployed still struggle
FAQs on the nearly four million Americans who've been jobless for more than six months.
Can Boomers and Millennials save America’s start-up engine?
The Kauffman Foundation’s Jason Wiens talks about how these two demographic groups will chart the future course of entrepreneurship.
Let’s take a bipartisan path to economic growth – with trade
Trade Promotion Authority will clear the way for job-creating trade agreements.
How U.S. manufacturing jobs depend on trade agreements
U.S. factory workers see brighter prospects, higher pay thanks to trade.
How the Ex-Im Bank serves Main Street
On real Main Streets across America, from Idaho to California to Maine, the Ex-Im Bank supports U.S. jobs.
Why the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership is misguided
Focus instead on building the skills to take advantage of all it offers.
The “New Rules Economy” – A growth agenda for the middle class
The rules for middle class success have changed. Here's what the middle class needs and how government can help.
Economic growth, inequality and the middle class
Inequality will no doubt take center stage through 2016. But it's important to have the right debate.
You need a license to do what?
South Carolina requires a state license to braid hair. But the state is not alone in demanding licenses for many kinds of jobs. The Kauffman Foundation finds that nearly 1 in 3 jobs now requires a government-issued license.
How to get Congress moving: Six bipartisan ideas to help the economy and the middle class
If the White House and Congress are serious about getting things done, there are plenty of common ground proposals to start from.
Copyright Republic 3.0 2015