Investing in infrastructure could give the economy a much needed and almost immediate boost during a time of stubbornly low growth.
By Philip Moeller
There is a myth that consumers have completely paid for their Medicare. Yet, our payroll taxes come nowhere close to paying for program expenses.
The U.S. government has long recognized that while freer trade would bring broad benefits to Americans through lower prices on everything from clothing to TV sets, there would be real costs. And they would be concentrated in certain parts of…
By Robert Stavins
If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, Trump may indeed be able to reverse course on climate change policy, increasing the threat to the planet and in the process destroy much of the Obama legacy in this realm.
What is President-elect Donald Trump's plan for the economy? Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with economic historian Adam Tooze to discuss.
The twists and turns just keep coming in the pioneering revenue-neutral carbon tax measure, Initiative 732, which will be on Tuesday’s ballot in Washington state, writes Yoram Bauman.
By Kristen Doerer
The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth of a percent to 4.9 percent. But the star of the report was wage growth.
By Vikram Mansharamani
The United States may spend more money on its military than any other country in the world, but the Pentagon’s budget has suffered from a lack of predictability.
Why do celebrity brands have an emotional impact on consumers?…
You have every right to be an angry voter this year, but it's not OK to be an ignorant or passive, angry voter, writes Jim Stone.
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