January 14, 1992 |
Manufacturers Group Opposes Auto Makers: The National Assn. of Manufacturers, taking issue with three of its largest members, said it opposes any attempt to ease the U.S. trade deficit by cutting Japanese auto imports. "Trade between the United States and Japan means a lot more than cars," NAM Chairman Dexter Baker said, disagreeing with criticism from the Big Three U.S. auto makers that President Bush's trade mission last week didn't do enough to cut the deficit.
October 21, 1993 |
The National Assn. of Manufacturers, a key business group whose support the White House has courted actively, Wednesday urged President Clinton to "dramatically" scale back his proposed health care program by offering fewer basic benefits initially and adding other benefits as the nation can afford them. The White House expressed disappointment at the reaction of the influential organization.
March 16, 1999
Slowing foreign markets and fears that price deflation will narrow profit margins are dampening manufacturers' optimism about the U.S. economy, according to a survey conducted in February by the National Assn. of Manufacturers. Forty-four percent of respondents to the survey said a slowing economy will force them to drop prices for their final products in 1999; 28% predicted a drop last year.
November 1, 1989 |
Disagreeing with economic predictions of rising trade deficits and a declining economy, U.S. manufacturers expect to at least hold their own in sales abroad next year and see little chance of a recession before 1991, the National Assn. of Manufacturers said Tuesday. "The conventional wisdom, which seems to change every month, says trade improvement has stalled," said NAM President Jerry J. Jasinowski. "But we see a $15-billion improvement in net exports next year."
June 14, 1990 |
Three of the nation's largest business groups Wednesday threw their support behind a Bush Administration proposal to improve monitoring of foreign investments and impose tough criminal penalties for wrongful disclosure or fraud. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Assn. of Manufacturers and the Assn. for International Investment said they supported the bill, introduced by Reps. Norman Lent (R-N.Y.) and Sen. James Exon (D-Neb.).
March 27, 2007 |
Bush administration lawyers urged the Supreme Court on Monday to repeal a nearly 100-year-old rule that bars manufacturers from fixing the retail prices of their products. In a case involving a California company, the government argued that the price-fixing rule was too rigid and made it harder for companies to market their products with special displays in retail stores. But several justices said a repeal would hurt consumers and lead to higher prices.