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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 8, 2016

After a slump in May (11,000 jobs), labor market momentum accelerated in June with the addition of 287,000 jobs across almost every sector of the economy.

Wages continued to rise while the unemployment rate, which ticked up due to an increase in labor force participation, remains below 5...

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The Top Line, Employment, Unemployment, Jobs
July 1, 2016

July 4th is High Season for Travel Woes

As the nation prepares to celebrate our national holiday on July 4th, it is always in style to celebrate the freedoms and rights that make the United States such a wonderful country.

Unfortunately, for millions of Americans who plan to...

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June 29, 2016

The U.S. economy grew by 1.1 percent (revised), the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Tuesday, a slightly faster pace than was initially estimated, although still below the 1.4 percent growth rate in the final quarter of 2015. 

A modest gain in consumer spending, small uptick in net...

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Economic, GDP, Economic Growth, The Top Line
June 15, 2016

Business Roundtable CEOs are becoming slightly more optimistic about their companies' capital investment, sales and hiring over the next six months, according to BRT's Quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the second...

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Economy, CEO Survey, CEO Quarterly Survey, TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, tax policy, Tax Reform
June 3, 2016

Labor market momentum slowed sharply in May, casting doubts on the strength of the U.S. economy, according the Bureau of Labor Standards report released today. Nonfarm payrolls added a disappointing 38,000 jobs and labor force...

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The Top Line, Employment, Jobs, Unemployment, Economy


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Momentum for America

Solutions to Expand Jobs & Grow the U.S. Economy

In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus its efforts on greater job expansion and economic growth – national priorities that are inextricably linked. Informing our plan is our collective business experience as CEOs of America’s leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in in 2016 and beyond.