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La empresa de pan más grande del mundo es mexicana, y está en Filadelfia

 02/24/2017 - 06:57

Con sede en Horsham, PA, Bimbo Bakeries USA, filial de la multinacional mexicana Bimbo, es la compañía de pan y bollería más grande de los Estados Unidos. Da empleo a más de 3,000 personas de la región y comercializa marcas tan conocidas como Entenmann’s, Sara Lee, Arnold's Bread o Thomas English Muffins.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:37am
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El mayor panadero del mundo

 02/24/2017 - 06:36

Perfil de Roberto Servitje, cofundador del Grupo Bimbo, una pequeña empresa de pan y bollería fundada en Ciudad de Mexico en 1945 que ha conseguido convertirse en la mayor compañía panificadora del mundo. La sede de Bimbo en Estados Unidos está en Horsham, en las afueras de Filadelfía, y da empleo a miles de personas.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:16am
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[OP-ED]: The TPP lives -- maybe!

 02/16/2017 - 10:32
The US trade deficit of goods and services rose by 0.4% in 2016 to 502.3 billion dollars, which is the highest figure since 2012. The figure corresponds to the last year of government of the former president Barack Obama, who had promised to double the number of US exports by the end of his term in 2010, which has proven to be unfeasible.

Among President Donald Trump’s first acts was an order withdrawing from the TPP. This fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise to torpedo the high-profile agreement between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries, led by Japan and Mexico. As important, it symbolized Trump’s conviction that ineptly negotiated trade agreements are at the core of America’s economy’s problems.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: El TPP está vivo--quizás

 02/16/2017 - 07:50
El déficit comercial de bienes y servicios de EEUU se elevó en 2016 un 0,4 %, hasta los 502.300 millones de dólares, en lo que se supone la cifra más alta desde 2012. La cifra corresponde al último año de Gobierno del ya ex presidente Barack Obama, quien había prometido duplicar en 2010 la cifra de exportaciones estadounidenses al fin de su mandato, algo que se ha mostrado inviable.

Entre las primeras medidas del presidente Trump estuvo la orden de retirarse del TPP. Eso cumplía la promesa de la campaña de Trump de torpedear ese acuerdo de alto perfil entre Estados Unidos y otros 11 países de la Cuenca del Pacífico, liderados por Japón y México. Igualmente importante, simbolizó la convicción de Trump de que los acuerdos comerciales negociados con ineptitud constituyen la esencia de los problemas económicos de Estados Unidos.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:45am
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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: The real Dodd-Frank scandal

 02/14/2017 - 09:53
Like many others, Geithner -- a critical player in containing the breakdown -- doubts the United States faces “a major financial crisis anytime soon.” To justify this, he offers both statistics and common sense. Foto: today.com
 
 

Comes now Timothy Geithner, treasury secretary from 2009 to 2013, to tell you that much of what you “know” about Dodd-Frank -- Congress’ response to the 2008-09 financial crisis -- is wrong. It’s a timely review because the Trump administration is promising to overhaul the law. The title of Geithner’s essay, carried in the current issue of Foreign Affairs, is simple: “Are We Safe Yet?” The answer is not so simple.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:35am
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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: El verdadero escándalo Dodd-Frank

 02/14/2017 - 09:49
Como muchos otros, Geithner--actor principal en la contención de la crisis--duda que Estados Unidos enfrente “una crisis financiera importante en un futuro cercano.” Para justificar esa opinión, ofrece estadísticas y sentido común. Foto: today.com
 
 

Ahora viene Timothy Geithner, secretario del Tesoro entre 2009 y 2013, para decirnos que mucho de lo que “sabemos” sobre Dodd-Frank--la respuesta del Congreso a la crisis financiera 2008-9--es incorrecto. Es una revisión oportuna, porque el gobierno de Trump promete reorganizar la ley. El título del ensayo de Geithner, publicado en el número actual de Foreign Affairs, es simple: “Are We Safe Yet?” La respuesta no es tan simple.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 9:35am
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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: Is corporate ‘short-termism’ a myth?

 02/10/2017 - 07:11
When the business climate is exceptionally uncertain, there’s a natural inclination to hold back. Whatever ails the U.S. economy, it’s a lot more complicated than selfish short-termism.

You’ve heard the criticism. Too many American corporate managers are addicted to “short-termism.” They postpone investments and other costs, sacrificing future performance for present profitability. Either they’re pressured by “activist investors” or want to inflate the value of their stock options. If true, it could help explain the economy’s lackluster performance. Now, a new study asserts that it is true.

The study is intriguing -- but be skeptical; it has some glaring weaknesses.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:32am
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Robert J. Samuelson

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