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Trump’s Ace in the Hole in Trade War: A Strong Economy

Trump’s Ace in the Hole in Trade War: A Strong Economy Image Consumer spending has rebounded after a soft start this year. Retail sales jumped 0.8 percent in May, double what analysts had forecast.CreditJeenah Moon for The New York Times By Nelson D. Schwartz June 20, 2018 The American economy ...

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Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens Image Christian Borrero, who was born with cerebral palsy, went off disability after landing a full-time job as a receptionist in Independence, Ohio.CreditAndrew Spear for The New York Times By Nelson D. Schwartz June 19, 2018 The number of Americans seeking Social Security ...

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Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy

Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy Image The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg, Germany. At factories from Germany to Mexico, orders are being cut and investments delayed.CreditLukas Schulze/Getty Images By Peter S. Goodman, Ian Austen and Elisabeth Malkin June 16, 2018 LONDON — Only ...

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How the Gig Economy Is Reshaping Work: Not So Much

How the Gig Economy Is Reshaping Work: Not So Much Image Danelle Freitas, right, started a photography business in Las Vegas last year, finding customers in part through an online hiring service. Roughly 10 percent of American workers in 2017 were employed in what the government calls “alternative work arrangements,” ...

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Fed Officials Say Economy Is Ready for Higher Rates

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Robust economic growth has increased the confidence of Federal Reserve officials that the economy is ready for higher interest rates, according to an official account of the central bank’s most recent policymaking meeting in late January. The Fed did not raise its benchmark interest rate at the ...

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Ignore the Stock Market. The Economy Looks Fine.

Advertisement What is the stock market telling us with its precipitous drop over the last several days? In all likelihood, not much of anything. That’s because the stock market, though crucial in the long run for individuals accumulating wealth and companies raising capital, is so erratic as to be useless ...

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