Marilyn Geewax appears in the following:
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
At the end of a two-day meeting, U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to work on reducing the world's steel glut. But U.S. companies and workers said they were skeptical that China will really act.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
The latest monthly jobs report showed a sharp slowdown in hiring. Economists, who didn't see the drop coming, suggest reasons ranging from a workers' strike to presidential politics.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The airline industry predicts it will see a 4 percent increase in passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31. The travel rush is contributing to the long waits at airport security checkpoints.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of middle-income households is shrinking. That's because more households are moving into the upper class, while others are sinking lower.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Takata, the Japanese auto parts supplier, now must fix up to 40 million more faulty air bag inflators. The U.S. Department of Transportation says this is the biggest safety recall in history.
Monday, May 02, 2016
Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."
Friday, April 29, 2016
The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Fed policymakers are seeing more risks that could derail the U.S. economy. For example, China's growth is slow and our energy sector is weak. So the Fed chose Wednesday to keep interest rates low.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Americans shared their views on trade with NPR and member stations. One thing is clear: Millions of voters have deep feelings about trade — and often are at odds with each other about it.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says the United States will join other nations in trying to curb China's steel output. Chinese steelmakers are overproducing, hurting prices and jobs, she says.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Candidates vying for president are talking a lot about trade. But trade is not a subject easily summed up in slogans. Here are resources to help you study up on trade and make your own decisions.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half-century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The White House on Wednesday rolled out rules to force financial advisers to take on fiduciary duties. That means they must put savers' interests ahead of fees. Critics say the rules are too complex.
Friday, April 01, 2016
For workers who want a raise, this was an encouraging week, with minimum-wage legislation gaining momentum and employers paying more across the board.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Corporations in Atlanta have a long history of supporting a focus on business, not social conservatives' issues. Now the governor is vetoing a bill that LGBT groups say would lead to discrimination.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Your fantasy "supercar" may be a Porsche 918 or Lamborghini. Now Honda wants to change your dream by rolling out the Acura NSX — the most expensive car ever built in the U.S. by a major manufacturer.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Each year, cybercriminals expand their efforts to trick people into misdirecting their tax refunds, or paying fines they don't owe. But the IRS says it's stepping up its game too in an endless race.