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American Business Needs to Get in the Game

(144) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 11:34 AM

Teamwork. Cooperation. Intense preparation.

That's what is needed to win at the highest levels of athletic competition. It also is what will be needed in Brazil as the country prepares to host two of the world's largest sporting events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As I...

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America Makes What India Needs

(189) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:48 PM

As I traveled with President Obama to India, one thing was abundantly clear: America makes what India's growing middle-class needs.

And U.S. companies must capitalize on the huge opportunities for sales in this fast-growing market if we want to jump-start our economy and create stable, durable American jobs back...

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Don't Be Fooled By the Trade Deficit

(166) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 10:40 AM

The latest trade deficit number is encouraging. But it continues to spark the usual doubts about America's ability to compete on the global stage. And such monthly hand-wringing over the deficit increases fears of imports, while ignoring the growth opportunities in exports.

U.S. companies and their workers deserve better.

The...

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Why Robert Reich Is Wrong

(206) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 8:53 AM

In a July 9 post, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich warns of a coming trade war and casts a pessimistic light on President Obama's ability to meet the ambitious goals of the National Export Initiative.

Secretary Reich argues that the rising global middle class will not rise quickly...

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In Asia, Export Opportunity Knocks

(21) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 10:52 AM

In January, President Obama announced the most ambitious plan in American history to double U.S. exports. He knew that U.S. companies are already making products the world wants to buy, and our challenge now is to connect them with a new global customer base.

I am the chairman of...

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Small Businesses Create Jobs or $600 Won't Do It, Jobs Will

(7) Comments | Posted May 13, 2008 | 8:25 PM

President Bush intends to nominate Steve Preston, the current Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The housing crisis has been prevalent in the news. But our economic problems have been worsened by the marginalization of the agency Mr. Preston...

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