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Marilyn Geewax

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Since 2012, The Economy Has Changed — And So Has The Conversation

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Since the last presidential election, a growing economy has sent the unemployment rate plunging. That improvement has changed the political conversation, but it hasn't stopped worries about wages.

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Presidential Campaigns Are Talking Around The Robot In The Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Candidates are talking about taxes and trade, but not about the tsunami: the massive wave of automation that will transform the workplace.

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For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

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The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

Friday, July 29, 2016

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

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'Summer Of Love' Was More Fun, But 'Summer Of Loans' Is Good Too

Friday, July 15, 2016

Lending rates have been bumping along at historic lows this summer. That has helped a lot of people, such as home and car buyers. But it has hurt some too, including retirees and bankers.

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Feeling Squeezed? Many Others Wedged Into The Same Tight Economic Spot

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A new study shows that it's not your imagination: Far more people are seeing stagnant or falling wages. In 25 advanced economies, it's the same story.

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We Could All Use A Vacation Right Now; And Firms Are Staffing Up To Help

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Travel experts had been predicting that summer 2016 would bring out our desire to take vacations and have fun. The latest jobs report confirms it: Employers are hiring to help you enjoy the season.

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Brexit Bargains Abound As Loans And Gas Get Cheaper; Is That Good For Us?

Thursday, July 07, 2016

By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.

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Even In Rich Countries, Jobs Have Returned Only At A 'Painful' Pace

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Throughout the developed world, the economic recovery has been a disappointment for workers, according to a new report. It finds many rich countries still have double-digit unemployment.

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Borrowers Rejoice: A Treasury Benchmark Rate Fell To Record Low

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

On Tuesday, interest rates fell again as investors around the world moved money into safe havens, such as U.S. Treasurys. The 10-year Treasury note yield closed below 1.4 percent for the first time.

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On A Tight Travel Budget? You'll Appreciate This Year's July 4 Bargains

Friday, July 01, 2016

Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and airfares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.

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Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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