Marilyn Geewax

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U.S. Workers Are Skeptical, But China Says It Will Restrain Steel Output

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.


How Should You Look At The Jobs Report? Try These Different Angles

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.


Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

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.


Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

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.


Backyard Vacations Are So 2009. Summer '16 Air Travel Expected To Set Record

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.


In 9 Out Of 10 Cities, Middle-Income Families Are Slipping Away

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.


Job Growth Might Be Slowing Overall — But It's Surging For New College Grads

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.


DOT Announces Recall Of Up To 40 Million More Takata Air Bag Inflators

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.


Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

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."


U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

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.


Want To Remodel? Buy A Car? You Still Have Time To Get A Cheap Loan

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.


A Nation Engaged: Trade Stirs Up Sharp Debate In This Election Cycle

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.


World's Steelmakers To China: Time To Cut The Glut

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.


Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why

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.


As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday

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.


White House To Financial Advisers: Put Savers' Interests First

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.


Minimum And Overall Wages Are Rising, Luring Workers Back

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.


Atlanta Businesses Again Lead Push Against Social Conservatives

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.


Honda Tries To Race Ahead With Its New Acura NSX Hybrid

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.


IRS And Cybercriminals Step Up Spy Vs. Spy Efforts. Who's Winning?

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.