Category: Cross-Border

Middle-Market Companies Aren’t Taking Advantage of Export Opportunities, Study Says

The strong dollar has undercut export potential for just about every American company. But middle-market firms, in particular, seem to be weak in this area. A new report from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet found some strong but limited outposts for exporting. For example, just 10% of mid-market companies in Florida, the leading percentage, engaged in exports, followed by New Jersey, 8%; North Carolina, 7%; and Illinois, 6%. And these are the U.S.’ leaders.

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Volatility: Predictions and Prescriptions

As world financial markets are increasingly interconnected, events across the globe can have a significant impact here at home. The earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Japan is just a recent example. The sooner CEOs accept the reality of our fragile markets, the sooner they can begin to figure out how to mitigate risk.

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National Drug Control Policy Director General Barry McCaffrey: Internationalism Without Blinders

The current political struggle over foreign policy and arms control is not really isolationists vs. internationalists, as some would have you believe, but on which principles U.S. internationalism should be based. Speaking in Washington to our group of Vietnam Vet CEOs recently, former naval aviator Sen. John McCain, a committed internationalist, argues for a vigorous re-examination of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

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