Global Competitiveness News
US No. 3 Among World's Most Competitive Economies
Ranking by the World Economic Forum showed the U.S. rising from No. 7 in 2012 to No. 3 currently.
Record Visa 'Fraud' Fine as Tech Firms Under Fire for Relying on Foreign Workers
Tech companies have lobbied aggressively for immigration reform to allow more skilled foreign workers to enter the U.S. to increase America's global competitiveness. But the companies that request the most H1-B work visas for engineers are actually facilitating outsourcing, critics say, including a
U.S. – Latin American Relations: Paternalism to Partnership [Opinion]
U.S. – Latin American Relations: From Paternalism to Partnership [Opinion]
Deficit Tops Public's Priorities (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SEQUESTER SHOWDOWN: There were no signs at the White House yesterday that both sides are actively talking to avert the sequester. But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday there’s a “great deal of activity” behind the scenes to...
White House Unveils Strategy To Stem Trade Secret Theft
The White House announced its strategy to protect against trade secret theft Wednesday, just one day after a report indicated a Chinese military unit may be responsible for a string of cyber attacks on American infrastructure and corporations. “The theft of trade secrets impacts national...
Mexico's New President Faces Big Challenges
When Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexico's president on Saturday, he agreed to lead a country of 115 million people that ranks as the world's thirteenth largest economy and has become one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. Peña Nieto will make use of such data when he seeks
G.E. to Hire 5,000 Vets, Expand Aviation Operations
General Electric, the nation’s largest conglomerate, announced today it will hire 5,000 U.S. military veterans and spend $580 million to expand its domestic aviation manufacturing business. These and other announcements came at the start of a four-day, G.E.-sponsored event in Washington, D.C, ...
House Intel Chairman Blasts China on Cyber-Economic Espionage
The chairman of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence blasted China on Tuesday for what he called “pervasive Chinese economic cyberespionage. “ During a hearing on cybersecurity issues, the chairman of the committee Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) discussed his worries over widespread ...
Obama Advises Students to Study Hard for the Good of the Country
In his annual back-to-school address, President Obama will encourage students to study hard and earn a higher degree because the country is counting on them for its future prosperity. “I don’t want to be another adult who stands up to lecture you like you’re just...
U.S. No. 5 in Global Competitiveness , Falls Third Year in a Row
The United States dropped a notch for the third year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s annual list of national competitiveness. The United States is now in fifth place, dropping one ranking, while Switzerland holds the top spot for the third consecutive year....