This Explains Everything

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

America’s tax overhaul: Implications for global mobility

The consequences of newly enacted tax reform will make managing the cost of mobility even more challenging while increasing the complexities of a mobile workforce in 2018 and beyond. The changes enacted in the new legislation will require proactive assessment of the financial impacts of tax reform as well as substantial revision to existing company policies. Explore our new report to learn how your organization’s global mobility strategy might be impacted by new tax changes.

Grant Thornton, January 11, 2018

The Ways and the Means

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

How Trump is rolling back Obama’s legacy

During President Trump’s first year in office, Congress and his administration planned to review, revoke, and overwrite key parts of his predecessor’s domestic legacy. Here is the latest impact on Obama-era rules and regulations.

The Washington Post, January 8, 2018

How states may try to circumvent Republicans’ tax reform

And why fans of the state and local tax deduction should not hold their breath.

The Economist, January 5, 2018

Five 2018 House races to watch on energy and environment

After President Trump undid many of his predecessor’s environmental and energy accomplishments in 2017, climate change, public lands, and other local issues could emerge in competitive races.

Bloomberg Environment, January 5, 2018

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

The year of reckoning for Trump's trade agenda

Trump promised aggressive action on trade policy in 2017, but he did not deliver the punch many expected. That could change soon as NAFTA talks come down to the wire, investigation of Chinese trade policies ripens, and tariff and trade decisions pile up on Trump’s desk.

Politico, January 2, 2018

As Trump appeals to farmers, some of his policies don’t

Some of the economic policies his administration is pursuing are at odds with what many in the farm industry say is needed.

The New York Times, January 7, 2018

Why everything is still awesome in global markets

Until investors get a clearer signal on the balance between growth and inflation, the old playbook is the one to go by.

The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2018

This Means Business

Tax reform targets compensation and benefits

From executive compensation to fringe benefits to retirement plans, the newly enacted tax reform legislation will have significant impact on compensation and benefits. For a comprehensive breakdown of all the important provisions, read our detailed analysis.

Tax reform

Industry Impact

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

What happens when states have their own net neutrality rules?

A handful of lawmakers in liberal-leaning U.S. states plan to spend 2018 building net neutrality laws back up.

Bloomberg, January 5, 2018

America’s bank profits take a hit from tax reform

But in the long run, corporate-tax cuts will benefit America’s banks.

The Economist, January 4, 2018

Plans to slash medical costs in America run into generic drug concerns

As U.S. regulators push hundreds of new generic drugs to market in an effort to drive down prices, the industry is facing a continuing problem in India.

Bloomberg, January 5, 2018

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