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Why Markets Have Gotten So Jumpy
To understand the wild swings on Wall Street, consider a farm town, a long drought and the cost of flood insurance... More >>

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites
The unemployment rate for black workers hit its lowest point on record recently. But even a strong labor market has limits in spreading opportunity widely.... More >>

Fed Officials Say Economy Is Ready for Higher Rates
The Fed has gained confidence the economy is strong enough to continue raising interest rates, according to the minutes of its most recent meeting.... More >>

Britain’s Jobless Rate Rises, to 4.4%, for First Time in 2 Years
Wage growth remained largely unchanged over the period but jumped in December alone, the Office for National Statistics said.... More >>

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next?
New research suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.... More >>

Economic Scene: Come the Recession, Don’t Count on That Safety Net
Republicans seek a leaner welfare system tying government benefits to hard work. But such benefits are worthless when there is no work to be had.... More >>

Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans
The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.... More >>

In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job
Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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