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  1. Trump Bashes Fed for Interest Rate Policy He Once SupportedHe really does not seem to understand that presidents are supposed to shut up about the independent Fed’s policies.
  2. Latest Jobs Report Is a ‘Dream’ for Wall StreetStrong employment growth and low wage growth is just what the doctor ordered for stocks. But a possible trade war still looms.
  3. The 3 Claims Republicans Are Making About Their Tax Bill’s EffectsSome of the good things tax cuts produce are ephemeral; others could backfire.
  4. Good Economic News Triggers Stock-Market PlungeTrump, like his predecessors, is learning that good economic news sometimes quickly produces the opposite.
  5. Federal Reserve Raises Rates, Gives Sunny Economic Forecast for 2018The central bank expects growth to be higher, and unemployment lower, next year than it is already.
  6. Trump Just Handed the Keys to Our Economy to a Sensible Centrist — ProbablyMeet Jerome Powell, the new Federal Reserve chair. His economic views are largely unknown.
  7. July Jobs Report: 2017 Looking Exactly Like 2016It’s becoming monotonous to report, but it’s true: the slow but steady recovery continues, which could help Trump stabilize his shaky popularity.
  8. The U.S. Economy Doesn’t Care Who’s PresidentIn June, there were an impressive 222,000 new jobs created. How much does Trump’s agenda have to do with it?
  9. Fed Raises Interest Rates As Quietly As PossibleIn one of Washington’s strangest rituals, Fed Chair Janet Yellen tried to announce an interest-rate hike without raising any eyebrows.
  10. Is It Trump’s Economy Yet?In January, 227,000 jobs were created. It is of more than passing political importance whether the 44th or 45th president gets credit or blame.
  11. All Quiet on the Economic Front, Which Is Good News for ClintonWith a positive but ho-hum August jobs report, the odds of some election-disrupting economic news occurring before Election Day are low.