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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. the economy
    Here’s How Trump Can Make Peace With Higher Interest RatesIt involves some bragging — but no lying.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. 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.
  18. The Stock Market Just Had Its Worst Day Since 2011And that’s (probably) fine.
  19. Walmart Gives Worker Bonuses, Boosts Hourly Wage to $11The country’s largest private retailer is feeling the pinch to compete.
  20. North Korea and Iran Are Footnotes in Trump’s National Security SpeechMaybe we can get through the holidays without a preemptive war.
  21. The Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November As Unemployment Held SteadyIt’s another sign of a robust, growing economy.
  22. Trump: Stock Market Booming ‘Because of Me’And he’s so modest, too!
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.”
  27. 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.
  28. Obama’s Economy Didn’t Elect Trump. But It Might Reelect Him.It’s pretty clear the economy was not Clinton’s problem.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Big Corporations Are Lining Up to Help Trump Tell a Jobs-Creation StoryAnd news outlets are going along for the ride.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Wall Street’s (Confused) Position on Trump’s PresidencySpeculation in a vacuum of information.
  36. One More Reason Why 2016 May Not Be a ‘Change Election’Wages for full-time American workers just hit an all-time high.
  37. surpluses
    The Food-Price Slump Is Officially the Country’s Longest Since 1960It hasn’t been easy on farmers.
  38. 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.
  39. Trump’s New Anti-Immigration Pitch Makes Even Less Sense Than His Old OneIt’s unlikely to improve working-class wages or employment prospects.
  40. 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.
  41. What Trump Backers Really Want From the EconomyIt’s not about balanced budgets or limited government.
  42. Should You Be Worried About April’s Disappointing Jobs Report?Hiring is down, jobless claims are up, and Donald Trump is the GOP nominee. Should you check the price of one-way tickets to Toronto?
  43. We Could Be In for Another Recession, and We’re Not Ready for ItThe government may be unable or unwilling to use the tactics that got us through the last one.
  44. Who’s Winning the Great Bernie Magic-Math Battle?Bernie Sanders’s economic plan won’t deliver 5 percent growth, but his proposal might have a lesson to teach Hillary.
  45. How Tax Evasion Is Fueling InequalityA new book explains why everyone should be up in arms about billionaires’ Cayman Islands accounts.
  46. Janet Yellen ‘Dehydrated’ After Speech; Fed Chair, Economy Both OkayShe said she expects the Fed to raise interest rates by the end of this year.
  47. the money
    Will the New Concierge Economy Mean the End of the Errand?Maybe outsourcing errands to an app will prove as liberating as a washing machine.
  48. Is the Fed About to Hike Interest Rates? The headlines say yes, but the markets say no.  
  49. Hedgies Stumble Upon the Brilliant Idea of Investing in AppleAn update from the world of stealing from the rich to give to the rich. 
  50. 1.3 Million People Lost Unemployment Benefits TodayIncluding 127,000 New Yorkers.
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