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Economy Mar 22Trump nominates economic analyst Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Moore served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helping to draft his tax cut plan.
Economy Mar 06U.S. trade deficit hits record high. Does it matter?
The government said Wednesday that the U.S. trade gap in goods and services reached $621 billion last year, its highest total since 2008.
Economy Mar 06Why a meaningful U.S.-China trade deal could be hard to reach
Beijing's longstanding policy of subsidizing its own businesses and charges that it illicitly obtains U.S. technology remain key obstacles.
Nation Feb 15Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
Politics Feb 08AP fact check: Trump plays on immigration myths
President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. Along those lines, here are some fundamental myths about U.S. immigration and the economy.
Economy Jan 23Fewer homes affordable for middle-class buyers, analysis finds
In the past year, the availability of homes that a middle-class family could buy has declined in 86 percent of the largest metro areas, according to a Redfin analysis.
Economy Jan 22Home sales plummet 6.4 percent in December
For all of 2018, sales of existing homes fell 3.1 percent from a year ago to the weakest total since 2015.
Economy Jan 04312,000 jobs added in December offer dose of economic reassurance
It was an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.
Nation Dec 24Trump assails Fed as the ‘only problem our economy has’
President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Reserve on Monday after administration officials spent the weekend trying to assure the public and financial markets that Jerome Powell's job as Fed chairman was safe.
Economy Dec 22Partial government shutdown compounds risks for U.S. economy
The stock market’s persistent fall, growing chaos in the Trump administration, higher interest rates, a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown have combined to elevate the perils for the economy.