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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.
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.