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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.
Economy Aug 17Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip
Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans?…
Economy Aug 05Jobs boom favors Democratic counties, not Trump strongholds
The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump's watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters.
Politics Jul 30AP fact check: A look into Trump’s claims on ‘historic’ economic gains
President Donald Trump exaggerated his role in boosting U.S. economic growth, falsely claiming full credit for positive economic news and inaccurately declaring a "historic" turnaround.
Economy Jul 06U.S.-China trade war could drive prices up and growth down
The world's two biggest economies fired the opening shots Friday in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders.
Politics Jul 02AP fact check: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration claims
The president's statements capped a week of head-spinning assertion and dubious statements. Here's a closer look at his claims.