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Despite Trump’s Carrier Deal, US Manufacturing Jobs Remain at Risk

President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to stop the Indiana air-conditioning manufacturer from moving a plant to Mexico has been one of the most discussed of his pre-presidency moves. Mr. Trump contends he has saved more than 1,000 U.S. jobs. However, experts — including Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies (UTC), Carrier’s parent firm — indicate the decision will ultimately result in fewer jobs.

Researchers: Our Arctic and Atlantic Waters Must Be Protected

In a report issued this week, the Stockholm Environment Institute said offshore oil drilling in Arctic and Atlantic waters is not needed, asserting the U.S. has “more than enough domestic oil from other sources” to meet all domestic oil production needs while limiting climate change.

SPECIAL SERIES: Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Corporate Leaders Respond

Can ‘Ban the Box’ Laws Stamp Out Discrimination in Hiring?

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has an arrest record that may appear on a routine employment background check, affecting their chances of being hired. Proponents say ‘ban-the-box’ policies, which delay background checks in the hiring process, can help. But some researchers link the policies to racial discrimination in hiring. Is ban the box to blame, or is it just another case of systemic racism?

The Unintended Consequences Of Trump’s 35 Percent Import Tax Proposal

In one interpretation of the scenario, Trump’s plan would reward foreign-owned companies over domestic ones. Imagine the uproar from CEOs of American firms, who would quickly point out that the supposedly ‘free’ market is now instead skewed in favor of foreign firms. Such tampering of the market is about as far away from conservative ideals as you could possibly imagine from a Republican president, and it would help neither American companies nor American consumers.

France First EU Member to Label Products from ‘Israeli Settlements’

Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.

The Dangers Of A Fake News Economy

The recent presidential election cemented the rise of fake news. While votes can swing on emotional appeal and wishful thinking, industrial growth and economic forces don’t.

COP22: The Spirit of Paris and the Elephant in the Room

The COP21 climate talks in Paris taught us we have the political will to come together as a global community to act on climate change. COP22 carried those initiatives forward with dry but arguably more important implementation guidelines. Here’s a summary.