The Kiplinger Letter – February 2020

1100 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 • • Vol. 97, No. 7 Washington, Feb. 14, 2020 Washington is ready to slap tariffs on countries that weaken their currency to obtain an unfair cost advantage. A new rule from the Commerce Dept. allows U.S. companies to file complaints about imported goods from countries that [...]

2020-03-02T16:44:46+00:00February 19th, 2020|

RIMA Position on Critical Issues 2020

1. Rhode Island General Laws Title 44 Taxation 44-3-3 Property exempt.   Manufacturers are exempt from property tax as noted in 44-3-3.  The Town of Cumberland’s tax assessor has decided to tax a manufacturer because he notes that the equipment is on a lease.  RIMA has taken action by submitting new verbiage in the State Statue [...]

2020-02-19T14:53:30+00:00February 17th, 2020|

Capitol Hill Washington DC – March 2020

Prepare for Coronavirus, Don’t Panic Public health experts recommend preparedness over panic when it comes to the coronavirus. Right now, the coronavirus is mainly overseas, but in our interconnected world, experts predict we will see it spread in the U.S. Here's what you can do: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that [...]

2020-02-27T19:01:31+00:00February 14th, 2020|

Bloomberg News Washington – February 2020

U.S. JOB OPENINGS declined 561,000 to 6.8 million in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES WASHINGTON – United States job openings fell in November to the lowest level in almost two years, indicating more employers see headcounts sufficient enough to meet demand. The number of positions waiting to be filled decreased by 561,000 to [...]

2020-03-02T16:44:13+00:00February 7th, 2020|

NAM – February 2020

The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI expanded for the second straight month, albeit only marginally, at 50.1 in December. More importantly, it sustained progress in the sector following six consecutive months of contraction. Half of the top 12 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods contracted in December, down from seven in November. However, nine of these markets [...]

2020-03-02T16:44:32+00:00February 7th, 2020|
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