Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. Election day is fast approaching, and with it the inherent concerns over which candidate will prove more advantageous to the business community and U.S. economy in general. This is a question that’s top of mind for any size business, and across all industry sectors. With a new president and administration, investors and ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Election 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. What does Tillerson’s record at Exxon tell us about his leadership abilities and priorities?Read More »
Trump wants a tariff on companies that ship jobs overseas. Can it be done, and what’s the potential impact?
In a series of Tweets Dec. 4, president-elect Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs of 35 percent on companies that ship jobs overseas and want to re-import their products to the U.S. for sale. But are tariffs an effective tool in keeping manufacturers in the U.S., and is the plan actually viable?Read More »
Trump adds a billionaire investor and a Goldman Sachs alum to his cabinet picks. What does it mean for economic policy?
This week, the Trump transition team announced picks for secretary of commerce and secretary of the treasury — arguably the posts with the most influence over the country’s economic direction. So what do we know about Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin?Read More »
Facebook and Google have been facing a growing outcry over the proliferation of what’s commonly known as “fake news” on their sites, with some commentators alleging that the widespread sharing of thinly sourced or completely fabricated posts may have influenced the outcome of the presidential election. But this week, it became clear that the power of online rumors reaches small businesses as well.Read More »
Which industries will benefit, suffer under a Trump administration? The stock market provides early clues
After an initial slump, stocks quickly rallied as the news of Donald Trump’s victory sank in. Analysts attributed the quick recovery to a realization among investors that the next administration was likely to cut taxes and regulations, and perhaps invest in new infrastructure. So what are the markets telling us about which industries will see the biggest benefit or take the greatest hit?Read More »
In a stunning upset, Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for the presidency. The reasons for this outcome — and why so few polls seemed to predict it — will be parsed for months to come. For now, let’s focus on the future: What are the implications of a Trump administration for the U.S. and global economy?Read More »
Politicians have long argued that Election Day being on a Tuesday constitutes a barrier to voting for many workers, who may not be able to take sufficient time off to participate in the polls. A growing number of companies seems to agree, and will provide a paid day off Nov. 8.Read More »
In a contentious, personal debate that at times descended into name-calling, the two major-party candidates for president did fit in a discussion on their positions regarding some key economic issues, such as job creation, trade and immigration. Here’s what they said.Read More »
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan early due to a combination of heat exhaustion and pneumonia. Video of her exit shows a wobbly Clinton stumble into a vehicle before heading to daughter Chelsea’s apartment in the city to recover. Despite a pneumonia diagnosis, and doctor’s orders to rest, Clinton pressed on in her pursuit of the presidency. The incident sparked plenty of conversation about Clinton’s ability to lead the country, but it also drew attention to the issue of presenteeism in the workplace.Read More »