Latest United States Chamber of Commerce News

US Chamber ads boost McSally in tough 2020 campaign

Oct. 24, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running ads to boost Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally as she faces a tough 2020 election. A spokesman for the Chamber said Thursday that it's a "substantial" ad campaign with a six-figure budget. He declined to disclose a precise figure. McSally has...

US-China issues of dispute remain vast despite trade truce

Oct. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China declared a temporary truce Friday in their 15-month trade war. Yet the grievances that led them to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each other's goods remain largely unresolved. The administration agreed to suspend a tariff hike on...

Trump says US-China trade talks are 'going very well'

Oct. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of U.S.-China trade talks and said he would meet at the White House on Friday with the leader of the Chinese negotiating team. Expectations were low that the negotiations would do much to resolve a 15-month trade battle that is weighing...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 7, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Replace voter 'purge' with common-sense reforms before 2020 Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Oct. 5 It's time to end the ridiculous political theater surrounding Ohio's controversial voter "purge" process that has wiped out 462,000 voter...

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet

Sep. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they're regulating. The Cabinet choices are...

Manufacturers, retailers less optimistic, survey says

Sep. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small manufacturers and retailers are losing confidence in the national economy yet remain upbeat about their own prospects. That's the finding of a third quarter survey of 1,000 companies released last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. Sixty-three percent of manufacturing...