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By Neil IrwinBy now, it's clear that climate change poses environmental risks beyond anything seen in the modern age. But we're only starting to come to... [Read More]
Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the... [Read More]
But for all that anger, the engineers of the American crisis response got the economics mostly correct, and more right than most of those —... [Read More]
Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner rescued the country from disaster, but their success had an unexpected price. [Read More]
There are parallels today to the strongest period of growth and prosperity in recent decades. [Read More]
The August jobs numbers suggest an economy that is starting to strain at its capacity, as the labor force shrank and wages rose. [Read More]
The biggest companies may be influencing things like inflation and wage growth, possibly at the expense of central bankers' power to do so. [Read More]
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, says the central bank is moving carefully and is prepared to shift gears depending on economic data. [Read More]
The expansion is nine years old. An ill-timed end of fiscal stimulus, a corporate debt bubble and the trade war are the things that could... [Read More]
Early indicators include executive surveys and futures markets. [Read More]
But the data gives a sense of how the tariffs are likely to affect the typical household budget and increase consumer prices. The magnitude is... [Read More]
The pain of a loss tends to be greater than the enjoyment of a win. That has big implications for trade, and also helps explain... [Read More]
The president has said trade wars are "easy to win," but the question is whether he has a plan to achieve the results he wants. [Read More]
President Trump has said that trade wars are "easy to win," but the question is whether he has a plan to achieve the results he... [Read More]
More Americans were looking for work in June, even if they didn't immediately find it. [Read More]
Minutes from the last Fed meeting show concern over trade, but no hint that it would use interest rates to counter any economic damage. [Read More]
The gap between places doing well and those that aren't is widening, and that's a challenge for people trying to shape national policy. [Read More]
For Malaysian factories that make light-emitting diodes, it is an opportunity. For American makers of outboard boat motors, it is a threat. For the biggest... [Read More]
How trade disputes play out will vary depending on the product and how hard it is to find a workaround. But tariffs on more countries... [Read More]
And other questions about the Trump administration's tariffs on China and beyond... [Read More]