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The Economy

  1. the top line
    Don’t Worry About a Recession. Yet.New retail data shows a slowdown by consumers. But how does that square with red-hot job numbers?
  2. government shutdown
    Government Shutdown Will Cost the U.S. $3 Billion, CBO ProjectsIn alarming news for Trump, the budget office also predicts that economic growth will slow markedly in 2020.
  3. the top line
    China’s Economic Loss Is Not Likely to Be America’s GainGlobalism was hard on American workers — as would be any move away from it.
  4. the top line
    Trump Officials Are Too Out of Touch to Get Why the Shutdown Hurts the EconomyThey think it is no big deal because the workers will get paid eventually. That’s only half right.
  5. government shutdown
    The Longer the Shutdown Lasts, the More It Hurts the EconomyEven the White House’s own economic adviser is warning about the damage inflicted by the never-ending shutdown.
  6. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  7. the economy
    December Was Bad for Stocks — But Great for WorkersWages rose sharply, employers expanded payrolls way more than expected, and discouraged workers reentered the labor market.
  8. the top line
    Trump’s Attacks on Jerome Powell Show He Doesn’t Know How the Fed WorksTrump has been fantasizing about firing Powell because he’s upset about interest rates going up – but the Fed chair doesn’t unilaterally set rates.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Fears Greatest Economy in History Is on Brink of CollapseIf the economy was as strong as Trump says, it could easily withstand some small interest rate hikes.
  10. higher education
    A New Study Illustrates One Easy Way to Increase Diversity on College CampusesNew research reinforces the systemic nature of the barriers low-income students encounter when they consider higher education.
  11. france
    What Will Follow Emmanuel Macron?France’s yellow vests are right to be angry, and the French left must be ready to answer them.
  12. the top line
    Here’s Why OPEC Can’t Control Oil Prices AnymoreCrude prices have been in free fall for weeks — but suddenly the cartel of producers is looking helpless.
  13. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  14. the stock market
    5 Reasons Why the Stock Market Is TankingTrade wars and bad press are sinking tech stocks, while mounting corporate debt and declining earnings expectations have investors feeling bearish.
  15. amazon
    Georgia’s Amazon Bid Featured an ‘Amazon U’ and a Dedicated Amazon Transit CarWhat Georgia’s Amazon bid tells us about the state’s priorities.
  16. the top line
    The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.It’s a feel-good story for the moment. But beware if current trends continue.
  17. the top line
    This Election Might Be Important to You—But It’s Not So Important to the EconomyWhile the midterms obviously have vast significance to the public, the markets are mostly yawning.
  18. the economy
    Wage Growth Is Improving. Does President Trump Care?Where’s his tweet bragging about something that matters more to most Americans than what’s happening in the stock market?
  19. business
    Caterpillar’s Tanking Stock Shows How the Trump Boom Is Self-limitingThe company doing well — but might be doing better if the president weren’t messing so aggressively with global trade.
  20. the economy
    Here’s How Trump Can Make Peace With Higher Interest RatesIt involves some bragging — but no lying.
  21. the economy
    Trump Should Blame Himself for the Federal Reserve Policies He Thinks Are ‘Loco’Since he is mad again about the Fed raising rates, it’s time to review the things he’s done to cause the Fed to do so.
  22. the economy
    There’s Plenty of Economic Anxiety in America. It’s Hurting Trump Politically.Yes, the economy is doing well overall, but those left out of the bounty are not very happy with Donald Trump or his party.
  23. the great recession
    Frank Rich: In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American DreamThe Great Recession has proved to be a more lasting existential threat to the country than the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  24. 2008
    We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 CrashTen years after Wall Street’s doomsday, how the financial meltdown broke the modern world and left us living in this one.
  25. The American Economy Isn’t ‘Great Again’ — But It’s Still SolidTrump’s policies haven’t supercharged the good economy he inherited — but they haven’t slowed it down (yet).
  26. Amid White House Unrest, Trump Mulls Launching a Trade WarSteel and aluminum executives have been summoned to the White House for a big announcement on tariffs, but the details haven’t been finalized.
  27. The Stock Market Just Had Its Worst Day Since 2011And that’s (probably) fine.
  28. Walmart Gives Worker Bonuses, Boosts Hourly Wage to $11The country’s largest private retailer is feeling the pinch to compete.
  29. North Korea and Iran Are Footnotes in Trump’s National Security SpeechMaybe we can get through the holidays without a preemptive war.
  30. The Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November As Unemployment Held SteadyIt’s another sign of a robust, growing economy.
  31. Trump: Stock Market Booming ‘Because of Me’And he’s so modest, too!
  32. The American Economy Isn’t Getting Any Less RacistThe racial wealth gap is exploding, while anti-black hiring discrimination remains as prevalent as it was three decades ago, according to new studies.
  33. U.S. Households Are Finally Making More Than They Did in 1999The median household income hit a new record in 2016 — but the American economy still isn’t great.
  34. The Opioid Crisis Is Taking a Toll On the American Labor ForceA new study suggests that opioid use may account for 20 percent of the decline in workforce participation among American men.
  35. Americans Feel Better About the Economy Than Any Time Since 2001The good spirits are attributed to “resilient job growth, higher stock prices and income gains.”
  36. Trump Brings Boom to the Beleaguered Poster-Board IndustryBy inspiring the hatred of blue America, the president has already brought much-needed relief to the protest-sign-supplies business.
  37. Obama’s Economy Didn’t Elect Trump. But It Might Reelect Him.It’s pretty clear the economy was not Clinton’s problem.
  38. The Working Poor Got Richer in 2016Low unemployment and minimum-wage increases sparked strong wage growth at the bottom of America’s income ladder in Obama’s final year.
  39. Wall Street Remembers Why It Was Afraid of President TrumpGoldman Sachs is starting to wonder if having an incompetent nativist as president might have its downsides.
  40. Americans Expect Trump to Create Lots of Jobs — But They Still Don’t Like HimA new poll shows that Trump is the least popular president-elect in history — even as a majority of voters expect him to be good for the economy.
  41. Big Corporations Are Lining Up to Help Trump Tell a Jobs-Creation StoryAnd news outlets are going along for the ride.
  42. A New Study Shows How Severe Inequality Is — and How Little We’re Doing About ItThe average income for the bottom 50 percent is the same as in 1980 — while the average income for the top one percent has more than tripled.
  43. Republicans Suddenly Think the Economy Is Getting BetterOne week ago, only 16 percent of Republicans thought economic conditions were getting better. Now, 49 percent do.
  44. Wall Street’s (Confused) Position on Trump’s PresidencySpeculation in a vacuum of information.
  45. One More Reason Why 2016 May Not Be a ‘Change Election’Wages for full-time American workers just hit an all-time high.
  46. surpluses
    The Food-Price Slump Is Officially the Country’s Longest Since 1960It hasn’t been easy on farmers.
  47. Wall Street Is Starting to Get Freaked Out About Donald TrumpMarkets have gotten more volatile as polls have tightened. Some seers think a Trump win could send stocks down 10 percent.
  48. Trump’s New Anti-Immigration Pitch Makes Even Less Sense Than His Old OneIt’s unlikely to improve working-class wages or employment prospects.
  49. The Stock Market Is Quiet. Too Quiet.The volatility of the stock market is at a two-decade low. Some analysts worry we might be in the calm before the storm.
  50. What Trump Backers Really Want From the EconomyIt’s not about balanced budgets or limited government.
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