Happy Dog Takes on the World: Forecast Calls For… A Global Trade War?

In October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast, as tensions between the United States and its trading partners continues to escalate. IMF predicts the global economy will increase 3.7 percent – down from an initial estimate in April of 3.9 percent – due to several potentially disruptive trade policies: the US-Mexico-Canada […]

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The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade, and Economic Development

Ohio’s recent boom in exports over the last five years embodies the U.S. government’s efforts to boost small businesses in the global economy. In 2013, Ohio exported a record-breaking $50.5 billion of finished goods, with the largest share coming from Greater Cleveland. Numerous small businesses benefit from legislation that increases their access to international markets, […]

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