Ending Currency Manipulation Could Create 5.8 Million US Jobs

The United States could create up to 5.8 million new jobs if it acted to end global currency manipulation, according to a report released today by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The study found that every state would see significant job gains within three years, with a major impact on manufacturing job growth.


National Science Board Warning: U.S. Lead in Science & Technology Shrinking

The United States’ (U.S.) predominance in science and technology (S&T) eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations—particularly China and South Korea—rapidly increased their innovation capacities. According to a new report released today by the National Science Board (NSB), the policy making body of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an advisor to the President and Congress, the major Asian economies, taken together, now perform a larger share of global R&D than the U.S., and China performs nearly as much of the world’s high-tech manufacturing as the U.S.


New College Athletes Labor Organization Seeks to Protect Players from Exploitation and Life-Threatening Injuries

CHICAGO—Citing the NCAA’s abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from potentially lethal injuries, the nation’s leading advocate for college athletes’ labor rights today announced creation of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA), while at the same time the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) received a petition from CAPA supported by authorization cards from an overwhelming majority of Northwestern University scholarship football players seeking representation by CAPA.


Report Says U.S. Military Dangerously Dependent on Foreign Suppliers Calls for Stronger U.S. Manufacturing Sector to Protect National Security

Urgent action is needed to reduce the U.S. military’s dangerous dependence on foreign suppliers for the raw materials, parts, and finished products needed to defend America, according to a new study prepared by Brigadier General John Adams (U.S. Army, Retired).


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