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  • Aging of U.S. businesses could slow economy: study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Older companies make up a much larger share of U.S. businesses than they did 20 years ago, indicating a decline in entrepreneurship that could lead to slower economic growth, a study released on Thursday said.
  • What should Obama do about Russia and the INF Treaty? Channel Reagan.

    The U.S. government concluded this week that Russia violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by testing a prohibited cruise missile. The question now is what to do. Withdrawal from the treaty would be a mistake. The INF Treaty required...

    Israel and Gaza: US leverage is limited

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's call for a ceasefire to Israel's assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis. The Obama...

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says

    Chicago manufacturing 'punching below its weight,' report says
    Metro Chicago lags behind many counterparts nationwide in the recovery of its manufacturing sector as well as the exports it fuels, a serious deficit as the city reaches for a bigger share of global economic activity. While the 14-county tri-state...

    Obama administration kicks off bid to renew Africa trade program

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14-year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between...