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Prominent CEOs Objected To Trump’s Immigration-Family Separation Policy

Silicon Valley-based CEOs led the way in criticizing President Trump’s policy of separating children away from their parents, who are illegal aliens.
President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.

What You Should Know About Upcoming CFIUS Legislation

It appears that members of both parties are surprisingly agreeing on something—that CFIUS could use some tightening up.

‘Cold Water On A Very Hot Economy’: What One CEO Fears Most About TrumpTrade

Trump's trade tactics are distressing many CEOs in the global economy, including Dan Sandberg, CEO of Brembo North America, the U.S. arm of one of the world’s leading automotive-brake suppliers.

White Flag At Wells Fargo

For the last 18 months, Wells Fargo and its CEO Timothy Sloan has faced every sling and arrow that can be fired at a U.S. company.

Q&A: Beer Institute President & CEO Jim McGreevy

Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy spoke with Chief Executive about the challenges of being a trade organization CEO, and how the recent tariffs on imported aluminum are impacting his industry.

Is Bigger Just Better When It Comes To Business?

Are small businesses really the lifeblood of the American economy? Or are bigger companies pulling most of the weight while being demonized for their size?

Gorsuch Takes (Another) Shot At Administrative Agencies

It wasn’t a good enough case for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear, but that didn’t stop Justice Neil Gorsuch from using Scenic America v. Department of Transportation to weigh in on one of his favorite topics.

House Quietly Passes Key Anti-Regulation Bill, Pleasing CEOs

The Choice Act lightens regulation on banks, while making it harder for small shareholders to attack companies at meetings.

CEOs Join Forces with Unions to Push for National Infrastructure Upgrades

American CEOs' key lobby group, Business Roundtable, has taken out a full-page ad in national newspapers calling on the Trump administration to follow through on its infrastructure spending plans.
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CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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