The arts

The Arts’ Contribution to America

In my town of Easton, Maryland, this Sunday ends the Plein Air Easton 2015, the 15th Anniversary of the largest outdoor art competition in America....
Trade War

USTR Announces 6th Round of Product Exclusions from Tariffs on China

The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced on July 8, 2019 that a sixth list of products excluded from the July 6,...
Trade War

Why American Business Is Closely Watching Trade Talks at the G-20 This Weekend

This weekend, the U.S. business community has been focused on whether President Trump will make good on his threat to actually impose new tariffs...
Trade War

Is The Trade War Worth Cancelling Out Trump’s Tax Benefits?

Though the tax breaks from the Trump Administration’s 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act stimulated job growth and put more money back into the...
Trade War

Non-tariff Actions by China Against American Companies On the Uptick

The United States’ tariffs on China and China’s retaliatory tariffs in response may be the biggest news for businesses with global supply chains that...
Trade War

MBS Trade Overview: Chinese and American Product Exports Hit with Higher Tariffs with Opportunity...

Overview Overall, trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday, May 10 with no final deal other than a commitment to continue to...
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Trump Signs Executive Order Declaring National Emergency to Protect U.S. Telecom Networks

President Trump has issued an executive order declaring a national emergency and prohibiting U.S. companies from using telecom services that are solely owned, controlled,...
Washington, D.C. Open House for Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies Hosts D.C. Open House

On Wednesday, May 1st, Michael Best & Friedrich and Michael Best Strategies hosted an open house in their new Washington, D.C. office. Held on...
2019 Special 301 Report

USTR Releases Special 301 Report

On April 25, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued its 2019 Special 301 Report that provides an annual review of the...
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Veto Power in Wisconsin – Part 2

Balance of power in Wisconsin The partial veto power, even after its reductions in 1990 and 2008, remains a potent tool that is exclusive to...

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