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05/01/2017 - Midnight Reads – Revisiting Nafta: The Stakes for Key Industries

Revisiting Nafta: The Stakes for Key Industries

– The New York Times

President Trump may not be terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as Nafta, but that doesn’t mean the deal is safe. Whatever his criticisms, Nafta has had a major impact on the American economy in the decades since it was signed, and any renegotiation would affect certain industries. Here are four potentially vulnerable sectors.

 

CEOs Salivate Over Trump’s Tax-Cut Plans, Vague as They May Be

– Bloomberg

According to Bloomberg, “CEOs are keeping their fingers crossed that the skeletal details offered up by President Donald Trump’s administration Wednesday will turn into a concrete proposal to slash the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from the current 35 percent. That would free them up to invest and fuel economic expansion, they said in interviews and conference calls this week.” Bloomberg discusses those in favor and those opposed, and why.

 

Opioids Make the Restaurant Industry’s Addiction Crisis Even Deadlier

– Washington City Paper

Addiction has been such a persistent problem in the restaurant industry — and for so long — that chefs, bartenders, even owners, are starting to wave their white flags. An opioid crisis has made the menu of drugs more lethal than ever before, commanding fresh attention.

 

Generation Z Wants a Job. Are You Ready to Hire Them?

– Governing

Move over, millennials. Generation Z, born in the mid-1990s, is starting to enter the workforce. While generalizations about generations must be used with caution, studies show that Gen Zers may present a different set of challenges and opportunities than their predecessors.