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Number of Registered Lobbyists Falls 14% in 2017

The number of federally registered political lobbyists has fallen by 14 percent thus far in 2017 from the 2016 total. However, based on data provided by the non-partisan OpenSecrets.org, spending by lobbyists is on track to rise by about 3 percent in 2017.

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Chinese President Xi to Promote Globalization at Davos

China’s President Xi Jinping will promote “inclusive globalization” at this month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and will warn that populist approaches can lead to “war and poverty”, Chinese officials said on Wednesday.

UN Chief: Politicians Ignoring the ‘Losers of Globalization’

Axel Bugge of Reuters reports that Antonio Guterres, the new United Nations Secretary General, “warned on Tuesday that rich countries were ignoring the ‘losers of globalization’ by turning to nationalist agendas, as in the U.S. election and Brexit referendum.” He also “linked the growing resistance to accepting refugees to wider concerns about globalization.”

Bloomberg: This Was the Week the World Got Really Anxious About Globalization’s Future

Weak global trade, fears that the U.K. is marching towards a hard Brexit, and polls indicating that the U.S. election remains a tighter call than markets are pricing in have led a bevy of analysts to redouble their warnings that a backlash over globalization is poised to roil global financial markets—with profound consequences for the real economy and investment strategies.

IMF Agrees with Donald Trump on Stagnant Economy

The dismal forecast in the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook reads like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s talking points — namely, in its analysis that “sub-par growth at recent levels risks perpetuating itself—through the negative economic and political forces it is unleashing.”

Trump Attacks Former Senator Hillary Clinton on Jobs

With upstate New York reeling from the Globalization Age job losses endemic to so many areas where Trump is winning support, the Republican nominee thinks he can hit Hillary Clinton hard for not doing enough to stop the problem when she was a senator from that state.