If you’re surprised that the issue of reparations for black Americans has taken so long to resolve, blame the president. President Andrew Johnson. As the Civil War wound down in 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman made the promise that would come to be known as “40 acres and a mule” — redistributing a huge tract of Atlantic coastline to black Americans recently freed from bondage. President Abraham Lincoln and Congress gave their approval, and soon…

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The 2020 presidential candidate is proposing a small tax on an industry he says needs to "pay its fair share"

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Sears opens its first Home & Life stores and plans to open more as it looks for a fresh start after bankruptcy.

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. is making "great progress" in trade negotiations with Japan even though a deal could come only after the latter’s elections in July.

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China is digging in for a tough period of deteriorating ties with the United States, fanning the flames of patriotism with Korean War films, a viral song on the trade war, and editorials lambasting Washington.

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Filthy rich and dominated by a tech monoculture, it’s gone from America’s great romantic city to “a train wreck.”

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Storms supercharged by climate change pose a dire threat to river towns. After two catastrophic floods, tiny Ellicott City faces a critical decision: Rebuild, or retreat?

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<p>As farmers are well aware, the bailouts won’t compensate them for the longer-term damage to their export prospects.</p>

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Americans say money they had at Monex is gone and the bank isn’t helping them.

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<p>Compensation for top bosses grew at double the pace of ordinary workers’ wages, according to our annual analysis. Topping the list: Elon Musk, with a $2.3 billion package.</p>

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Not everyone is experiencing the benefits of record-low unemployment and a decade-long bull market.

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Filthy rich and dominated by a tech monoculture, it’s gone from America’s great romantic city to “a train wreck.”

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Popular Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders isn't shy about his thoughts on America's most successful social program.

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The bottom half of Americans combined have a negative net worth

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Oil spiraled to its worst daily performance of the year as mounting trade tensions between the world’s biggest economies sent investors fleeing from risky assets.

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