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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 US 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.
Economy Dec 20Fed Chair Powell embraces the uncertainty of future interest rate hikes
As the Federal Reserve edges closer to ending its rate hikes altogether, its decision-making has become trickier.
Politics Nov 03Trump stumps in cities that don’t look that much like US
President Trump in his 44-city blitz for midterm elections has visited areas that are whiter, less educated and have lower incomes than the rest of the United States, according to Census Bureau data.
Economy Oct 19Poor communities can be left behind during hiring booms, study shows
New research led by Harvard economist Raj Chetty shows that when cities experience job surges, the gains mostly bypass residents born into poverty.
Economy Oct 15Federal budget deficit surges to highest level in 6 years at $779 billion
The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $113 billion from fiscal year 2017.
Economy Oct 07As joblessness falls, skilled workers might be hard to find
Are America's employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire?…
Economy Sep 27More U.S. corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes
A growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Trump's tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices.
Politics Aug 24Americans harbor doubts about Trump’s tariffs, poll finds
Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach.