Archive for March 31st, 2017

After the breakdown of health-care reform, both President Trump and the Republican Congress need a W a win.
And not just any win, but one that will play into the public demand for faster economic growth, better jobs, and higher wages. Recent polls show the nexus of growth, jobs, and tax cuts vastly outranks health care.
So, most important, middle-class wage earners need a W.
Weve had job creation, but it hasnt reached all sectors of the population. Consequently, the employment-to-population ratio remains historically low. So does real-GDP growth.
From 1950 to 2000, growth averaged…

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Nine retailers have already filed Chapter 11 this year. That's the same number who did so in all of 2016.

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Nine retailers have already filed Chapter 11 this year. That's the same number who did so in all of 2016.

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Companies and countries are scrambling to adjust to a strange new world created by a decade of economic retrenchment and an upswing in populism.

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Edward Lampert was a Wall Street wunderkind. And department stores still had promise when his celebrated fund, ESL Investments, took over Sears. What a difference a decade makes.

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<p>Oil prices fell Friday after a three-day rally ran out of steam because of a stronger dollar, promising to notch up the oil market's worst-performing quarter since 2015 as investors fret that growing U.S. supplies are undermining OPEC-led cuts.</p>

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Auto loans to consumers who have very low credit scores and may not be able to pay them back are starting to worry Wall Street.

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Two-thirds of workers are disengaged to varying degrees, and it's not because their pay is too low

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The United States will no longer bow to the rest of the world on trade, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross tells CNBC.

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Auto loans to consumers who have very low credit scores and may not be able to pay them back are starting to worry Wall Street.

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<p>Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.</p>

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Urbanists often lament that developers no longer erect the small apartment buildings that were once a staple of city neighborhoods.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos could pass Bill Gates to be the world’s richest human sooner rather than later, if the upward trajectory in Amazon’s stock continues.

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Sears, once America's most famous retailer, continues to slide

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<p>Rural America is taking a beating in the news.</p>

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