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‘Bear Market’ Is an Arbitrary Label, but Using It Can Hurt
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:30:12 GMT
Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:48:30 GMT
Wading through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston in August 2017. “We know we can adapt to slow changes,” a Yale economist said. “Rapid changes are the ones that would be most damaging and painful.”
Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:15:01 GMT
Verla Bloomfield handles claims for the Social Security Administration in Tulsa, Okla. Ms. Bloomfield, who has a master’s degree, prefers the stability of her federal job to more highly paid work in the private sector.
Overlooked No More: Isabelle Kelley, Who Developed a Food Stamp Program to Feed Millions
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:09:42 GMT
Isabelle Kelley in an undated photo. She played a central role in shaping food assistance and nutrition programs in the United States.
Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:40:57 GMT
Federal workers, contractors and supporters demanding the reopening of the government last week. The White House estimated on Tuesday that the shutdown was causing twice as much economic damage as previously projected.
Executive Shuffle at NBC Hints at C.E.O. Succession
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 23:51:17 GMT
NBCUniversal announced on Monday that it planned to make an advertising-supported streaming service available in 2020.
Consider Firing Your Male Broker
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:43:29 GMT
Female Economists Push Their Field Toward a #MeToo Reckoning
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:42:32 GMT
“I spent all my time hoping that no one would remember I was female,” Susan Athey, an economist at Stanford, said of her first economics department job. She spoke at a panel discussion at the American Economics Association gathering last week.
Fed Ready to Pause on Interest Rate Increases
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:33:08 GMT
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell briefed reporters after December’s Fed meeting. Minutes of that meeting, released on Wednesday, show the Fed is likely to hit pause on rate increases in early 2019.
China Offers Trump a Trade Peace Deal. It May Not Be Enough.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:17:56 GMT
A combine harvests soybeans on a farm outside Salina, Kan. China has resumed its purchases of American soybeans, but it is not clear whether Beijing’s recent concessions will lead to a lasting truce on trade with the United States.
Who Wants a Market Downturn? These Investors Actually Do
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:32:22 GMT
Vini Letteri, a managing director at KKR, has a “downturn list” of 150 companies his firm wants to invest in if start-up valuations decline.
As Big Retailers Seek to Cut Their Tax Bills, Towns Bear the Brunt
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:00:06 GMT
Wauwatosa, Wis., is chockablock with malls. Some of the stores are challenging their property taxes, arguing that their assessment should be based on the sale price of vacant stores in other places.
Fed Chairman Powell to Markets: I Hear You
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:08:04 GMT
The Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, left, with his two immediate predecessors, Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke, in Atlanta on Friday.
Powell Says a ‘Patient’ Fed Is Watching for Signs of Economic Weakness
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 23:42:45 GMT
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, also said that if asked to resign by President Trump, he would refuse.
China Pours $218 Billion Into the Economy as Growth Slows
Sat, 05 Jan 2019 04:19:21 GMT
A store in Shenzhen. China has traditionally used its state-controlled banking system to flood the economy with money when growth slows.
Strong Hiring and Fed Chief’s Reassurance on Rates Delight Investors
Sat, 05 Jan 2019 01:44:25 GMT
Construction workers erecting scaffolding last month in Manhattan. Builders continued to hire last year even as the housing market slowed.
U.S. Auto Sales Put Up a Big Number, but Show Signs of Strain
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:25:39 GMT
A Chevrolet dealership in Colma, Calif., near San Francisco. Although American auto sales have been on a record streak, General Motors announced recently that it would idle plants and cut its work force.
Big Tech May Look Troubled, but It’s Just Getting Started
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:16:04 GMT
In San Jose, Calif., the third home from the left was part of a two-house deal worth $4 million to Google as it continues to expand.
‘I Have Seen Many Crises’: Steel Magnate Stands Firm as Turmoil Hits Turkey
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 23:11:15 GMT
Fuat Tosyali, a Turkish steel magnate, is optimistic despite the country’s recent downturn. “The economic turbulence is temporary,” he said.
China’s State Media Finds Good News in Underwear
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 18:56:49 GMT
Workers checking steel bars at a factory in Liaoning, a rust-belt province that has posted some of China’s worst economic results.