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The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

Consumer confidence has been running at its highest levels since 2004 and boat sales were off to a strong start for 2017.

A business climate that’s tricky to read

To boost the economy, President Donald Trump has said he wants “historic tax reform” that would benefit corporations and the middle class, a 10 percent increase in defense spending and $1 trillion worth of infrastructure improvements over the next decade.

Bulls are in charge, and not just in the markets

The calendar was crowded last week with reports on everything from retail sales and housing starts to inflation and interest rates, but two reports released Friday were among the best snapshots so far of the economy two months into the new Trump administration.

On further review, jobs report looks even better

The headline news in the Labor Department’s February employment report — 235,000 new jobs and a 4.7 percent unemployment rate — cheered economy watchers, but it was not the only positive trend to be found among the fresh figures.

Not waiting for Trump, Fed hints at March rate increase

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates only twice in the last decade, but recent remarks from Fed chairman Janet Yellen and some of her colleagues have convinced economists and the financial markets that an increase is likely to come next week.

Early in Trump era, home buyers willing to commit

As a key indicator of U.S. consumer confidence continues to reflect the nation’s partisan politics, economy watchers would be wise to follow the money, as in what Americans are willing to buy and how much they’re paying for it.

Changes in trade policy would have profound ramifications for the marine industry, which not only exports a great deal of product, but also relies to a heavy extent on an international supply chain.

Tariffs, taxes and Trump

Every action prompts an equal and opposite reaction — it’s a basic law of physics. Contemplating major tariff and tax overhauls is no different, and the complexities have experts thinking about the ripple effects — from a strengthening dollar to raw material shortages.

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