Clean Power Plan expected to keep tough targets

In continuing coverage, the Wall Street Journal (7/31, Harder, Subscription Publication) reports that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is expected to maintain the tough emission-reduction targets in the draft proposal, but will push back the deadlines for meeting them. It is also expected to promote nuclear generation. The Journal notes that the EPA will be… Read More Clean Power Plan expected to keep tough targets

NAM, business groups “Unleash K Street Blitz” to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The Hill (7/30, Wilson) reported that the NAM and over “100 companies, industry groups and nonprofit organizations” are “mobilizing an army of lobbyists” to push Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which had its charter expire in June. Bank supporters said “they are undeterred” by the inaction by lawmakers before Congress’ summer break as they… Read More NAM, business groups “Unleash K Street Blitz” to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

Fed keeps options open about when interest rates will increase

USA Today (7/30, Davidson) reports that following its two-day meeting, the Fed “modestly upgraded its economic outlook,” but did not “signal whether it intends to raise interest rates in September for the first time in nearly a decade.” Regarding the labor market, the Fed said it continued to improve, “with solid job gains and declining… Read More Fed keeps options open about when interest rates will increase

Senate passes DRIVE Act; highway funding extended through October

From the American Highway Users Alliance Today, in a true bipartisan showing, the Senate passed the six-year DRIVE Act, which authorizes programs and sets spending levels from fiscal years 2016 to 2021. The bill contains revenue offsets to fund the first three years of the bill, 2016-2018. If enacted, Congress would have to find additional… Read More Senate passes DRIVE Act; highway funding extended through October

A new website for and about Missouri business: voiceofmobusiness.com

No more scanning hundreds of newspapers and websites for the latest news on business with a Missouri perspective. It’s Associated Industries of Missouri’s new website at http://www.VoiceofMoBusiness.com. Every day, we’ll bring you the most important information from the world of business from the viewpoint of Missouri’s first and foremost business-only association. Updated daily, http://www.VoiceofMoBusiness.com brings you… Read More A new website for and about Missouri business: voiceofmobusiness.com