Marilyn Geewax

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Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.


Labor And Business Can Agree On This: Congress Should Act On Immigration

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.


If Your Job Is To Attract Investments Here, Then 'Brexit' Could Hurt

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The U.K. is the largest source of foreign investments in the U.S. Representatives of state economic development teams weigh in on the possible impact of a "Brexit" on business in their states.


U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Good Compared With Sluggish Europe, Asia

Friday, June 17, 2016

The recovery might feel slow to many U.S. workers, but the United States is in far better shape than other developed countries, according to an organization that tracks global growth.


Go Ahead, Shop For That Car; The Fed Is Leaving Interest Rates Very Low

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at very low levels. Fed policymakers expressed worries about job growth, so they did not want higher rates to further cool hiring.


Circle June 23. A Vote That Day In The U.K. Could Affect Your Wallet

Friday, June 10, 2016

Most economists say an upcoming vote to determine the United Kingdom's role in the EU is a big deal. The so-called Brexit vote might upset trade deals, financial markets and currencies, they argue.


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.