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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

July 20, 2015
Wellness, prevention, health care, Affordable Care Act
June 12, 2015

Appearing on CNBC's Squawkbox this morning, Business Roundtable President John Engler cited numerous benefits of enacting Trade Promotion Authority, saying it will enable the Obama Administration to best possible trade agreement for America:

Trade’s a winner. There’s a lot of...

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Trade Promotion Authority, TPA, Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, CNBC
June 8, 2015

Business Roundtable released its Q2 CEOs Economic Outlook Survey today, revealing lowered expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the rest of 2015. The CEOs also lowered their estimates for GDP for the year, down to 2.5 percent from the previous quarter's projection.


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CEO Survey
May 14, 2015
Michael J. Ryan, Jr.

If one were to distill the purpose of the Dodd-Frank Act to three words, they probably would be to “reduce excessive risk.”  Putting aside the interminable debate about whether the law is achieving its objective, there is at least one example where Dodd-Frank unnecessarily increases risk – the...

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Dodd-Frank Act, Derivatives, Derivatives Reform, Dodd-Frank
April 9, 2015
Michael J. Ryan, Jr.

On April 8, the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral argument in an important case that, if wrongly decided, could give shareholder activists unprecedented power in the boardroom and the C-suite.  If they prevail it could add to an alarming trend of groups of activists...

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Walmart v. Trinity, Trinity v. Walmart, boards of directors, Corporate Governance


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