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The Economy

  1. the top line
    Today, Bad News Is Good News for StocksThe jobs numbers were dismal — but the market seems optimistic that Trump might get that rate cut he’s been asking for.
  2. donald trump
    No, Obsessive Media Coverage of the Economy Wouldn’t Make Trump PopularA public opinion analyst explains that it’s not all about the economy, and media has to cover Trump’s non-economic antics anyway.
  3. the economy
    Trump’s Two-Front Trade War Is UnsustainableIt appeared that Trump was, for once, behaving strategically on trade. Not anymore.
  4. the economy
    The Recurring Recession FearAn Intelligencer chat about how seriously to take another round of inauspicious economic signals.
  5. the economy
    The Bond Market Gazes Into the Future, Only Sees PainA top recession indicator is flashing red. And while the U.S. economy remains strong, there’s reason to think this isn’t a false alarm.
  6. the top line
    The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the EconomyThe stock and bond markets are saying there might be a real problem.
  7. trade war
    Trump Escalates Trade War With Higher Tariffs on Chinese GoodsTalks continue, but markets are jittery as the risk of a conflict that spins out of control is increasing.
  8. vision 2020
    Is Trump Suddenly Becoming More Popular?The president hit his highest job-approval ratings in more than two years. Here’s what it means.
  9. trade war
    Trump Makes Wild, Improbable Tariff Threat to China Ahead of Trade TalksThe president could also just think its sweeps week for his trade war.
  10. vision 2020
    Partisanship May Limit How Much Trump Can Benefit From a Good Economy in 2020Even if macroeconomic indicators look good, the future will look dim to Democrats and others who don’t trust Trump.
  11. jobs report
    Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low – Yet Wage Growth Stays TepidMany economists said we couldn’t have unemployment below 5 percent without runaway inflation. Now, it’s at 3.6 — and price growth is still too low.
  12. politics
    Raising the Minimum Wage May Help Reduce Suicide RatesA new study finds a causal relationship between a higher minimum wage and a decline in deaths by suicide.
  13. vision 2020
    Why Trump Will Be an Underdog in the 2020 ElectionThere are a lot of moving parts in Election 2020, but at this point Trump remains a loudly growling underdog.
  14. vision 2020
    The Democrats’ Best Economic Message for 2020 Isn’t a MysteryIt’s the populism, stupid.
  15. the top line
    The New GDP Report Shows the Economy Is Neither Heating Nor CoolingThe economy is likely to remain good enough for the president to brag about it through the 2020 election. But not great.
  16. the top line
    Good News: A Recession Looks Less Likely NowAfter some scary data in recent months, the economy seems to be humming along nicely again.
  17. the top line
    Recession Worries Move to DEFCON 3But are bond markets signaling a flagging economy — or simply calculating the effects of Trump’s pressure campaign on the Federal Reserve?
  18. the economy
    Trump’s Economic Record Is Now a Disaster by His Own (Dumb) StandardsThe trade deficit hits record heights, as the Rust Belt bleeds manufacturing jobs, and the “global financial elite” thrives.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. the top line
    The Stock Market Plunged Yesterday, for ReasonsWere investors making too much of Trump’s “Tariff Man” tweet?
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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?
  37. 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.
  38. the economy
    Here’s How Trump Can Make Peace With Higher Interest RatesIt involves some bragging — but no lying.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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).
  44. 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.
  45. The Stock Market Just Had Its Worst Day Since 2011And that’s (probably) fine.
  46. Walmart Gives Worker Bonuses, Boosts Hourly Wage to $11The country’s largest private retailer is feeling the pinch to compete.
  47. North Korea and Iran Are Footnotes in Trump’s National Security SpeechMaybe we can get through the holidays without a preemptive war.
  48. The Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November As Unemployment Held SteadyIt’s another sign of a robust, growing economy.
  49. Trump: Stock Market Booming ‘Because of Me’And he’s so modest, too!
  50. 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.
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