Economy

President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen "soon," but he offered no guarantees. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York
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It's distortionary. It's regressive. And right now it only benefits a sliver of taxpayers and nonprofits. It's time to talk about the charitable deduc
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There is a pattern that has repeated itself throughout the history of the opium trade.
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Employees at Microsoft Japan worked four days a week, enjoyed a three-day weekend — and got their normal, five-day paycheck. As part of the trial, t
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As coal companies attempt to raise revenues and cut costs, a Texas Tribune and Grist investigation looked into the consequences of jump-starting the i
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About a quarter of the American public doesn’t buy into key aspects of democracy, according to a recent survey.
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The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to devel
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U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.6%. The drop in job creation reflects a slowing economy, but a stri
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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, in an effort to support an economy that continues to tap the brakes. E
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GDP numbers out Wednesday show the U.S. economy lost some steam in the third quarter. President Trump is banking on a strong economy as his ticket to
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A new book bucks conventional wisdom and says the American tax system is not progressive.
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On the 90th anniversary of Wall Street's Black Tuesday of 1929, we review the history and ask a personal finance columnist what the lessons are for to
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Can new technologies bring middle-skill jobs, like manufacturing, back to the United States? And how can workers, companies and the government help tr
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International tourists, especially from China, aren't visiting the U.S. the way they used to. The slowdown is being felt by retailers such as Tiffany
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NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben talks about whether automation and robots, or bad trade policies pose a bigger threat to jobs in America.
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A new study by the International Monetary Fund finds that advanced nations have seen a rise in regional inequality since the 1980s.
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A network of churches in the Chicago area worked with a nonprofit to eliminate $5.3 million in medical debt belonging to 6,000 community members.
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The federal government hopes to hire around half a million workers by next spring to complete the 2020 census. But it's running into trouble with low
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In a rural coal region of Kentucky, moves to fix a notoriously dirty water supply have created a new crisis. Many are now unable to afford their water
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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Tubbs, mayor of Stockton, Calif., about his city's experiment with a universal basic income.
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