This Explains Everything

Our favorite take on one of the most important developments of the last two weeks

Republicans coalesce around unified framework for tax reform

Republican leaders released a unified framework for tax reform on Sept. 27 that would make sweeping changes to both individual and business taxation. Find out what this means for your business. 

Grant Thornton, September 27, 2017

The Ways and the Means

The latest analysis on regulatory, policy, and legislative process, and when it’s happening

How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work

The latest Republican proposal to undo the Affordable Care Act would grant states much greater flexibility and all but guarantee much greater uncertainty for tens of millions of people.

The New York Times, September 20, 2017

White House Plan for Tax Cuts Moves Forward

Senate Republicans reach a tentative deal as GOP leans toward optimistic predictions about economic growth.

The Washington Post, September 21, 2017

FDA Moves on Trump Plan to Slash Regulations

The FDA’s actions could have huge ramifications for companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics industries.

Bloomberg BNA, September 8, 2017

How Grant Thornton Can Help

Whether navigating market and regulatory changes, or trying to better prepare for your future business environment, Grant Thornton is ready to help you develop innovative and practical solutions.

Follow The Leading Indicators

A macro look at what’s impacting markets, trade, labor, and the environment

Big Deals Slow as Uncertainty Persists in Trump Era

Mega-deal activity in the U.S. has slowed as doubt continues about President Donald Trump’s administration’s direction, according to M&A and antitrust attorneys.

Bloomberg BNA, September 11, 2017

The Case Against Shrinking the Fed’s Balance Sheet

There are strong arguments for keeping the balance sheet large. In fact, it might be better were the Fed not shedding any assets at all.

The Economist, September 20, 2017

U.S. Household Incomes Rose to Record in 2016 as Poverty Fell

The U.S. median household income rose to a record last year and the poverty rate fell, as steady economic growth helped improve the lot of more Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bloomberg, September 12, 2017

This Means Business

Five Things Smart Multinational Businesses Are Doing to Become Agile in the Face of Tax Reform

Although the road thus far has been bumpy, the U.S. is positioned for the first significant tax reform in decades. Amid the uncertainty, one thing does seem certain: if tax reform is achieved, cross-border taxation will see a significant transformation.

Grant Thornton, August 21, 2017


Industry Impact

What’s moving in industry, especially pharma, tech, energy, finance, and manufacturing

Hurricanes Stir Up Profits for Refiners

Even refinery owners with flooded plants could see an improvement to their bottom lines. 

The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2017

Makers of Fuel-Guzzling Big Rigs Try to Go Green

The average tractor-trailer goes less than 7 miles on a gallon of fuel. Truck makers are trying to change that.

The Wall Street Journal, September 21, 2017

The FTC is Investigating the Equifax Breach. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal

The disclosure of an ongoing probe is highly unusual, underscoring the enormous stakes involved in the incident. And the move by the agency could signal a robust response from Washington.

The Washington Post, September 14, 2017

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