Economy

Liberal Democrats have embraced an obscure brand of economics — "Modern Monetary Theory" — to make the case for deficit-financed government progra
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Lawmakers in the Senate and House will question lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including wheth
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President Trump has been expected to nominate Tomas Philipson as permanent chair of his Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson, an expert on health e
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The pace of growth in the second quarter was at its lowest since 1992, when China's records began. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the ch
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The pace of growth in the second quarter was its slowest since 1992. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the change to a complicated internat
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In Boston, a web app called "Nesterly" matches would-be renters with people who have a room to spare and could use a little help around the house.
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President Trump promoted his trade agenda in Wisconsin on Friday, as new data shows a widening trade deficit with China.
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning amid furor over the deal he cut with Jeffrey Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor in Miami.
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Scott Galloway says companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have too much power. Not only do they affect the economic and cultural fabric o
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New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't fini
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New tech and automation have caused banks to adjust to how people today interact (or don't) with money.
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The Federal Reserve chairman is testifying before Congress this week about challenges the economy faces. Stocks rallied in anticipation the central ba
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Buying a lottery ticket is a bad deal. The odds are against you, even with a giant pot. But one guy figured out how to flip the odds in his favor ...
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Many millennials receive financial help from their parents to pay off student debt and buy homes. That trend is shaping their attitudes toward money a
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The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the impact of lifting the $7.25 federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The House is expected to vote next week
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According to the Labor Department, employers added 224,000 jobs in June, despite a disappointing May. The strong job market could reduce pressure on t
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The U.S. job market picked up steam in June. Employers added 224,000 jobs, more than triple May's numbers. The unemployment rate inched up to 3.7% as
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U.S. employers added 224,000 new jobs in June. That's far more than many analysts were expecting and marks a rebound after a disappointing May.
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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the June jobs report, wage growth and debate over raising the federal min
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Forecasters expect to see a modest pickup in job growth Friday when the Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Despite uncertainty surroun
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