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Booming Economy May Be Little Felt as Voters Decide
Republicans say the economy will help them in November. Democrats say it won’t. New data says the full story is more complicated.... More >>

Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race
In a region where farm troubles can ripple through the economy, even backers of President Trump are wary of the damage a tariff battle could cause.... More >>

Some States Sitting on Piles of Cash, and Cities Want a Cut
States like Ohio are placing their surpluses in rainy-day funds, but cities that have suffered because of cuts since the recession say it is time to loosen up.... More >>

Strategies: Vanguard Warns of Worsening Odds for the Economy and Markets
The $5 trillion money manager says the probabilities are rising for more difficult times ahead. But many investors have not made any preparations.... More >>

At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor
Twenty months after the president-elect reached a deal to keep blue-collar jobs from leaving the country, absenteeism plagues the Indiana plant.... More >>

Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions
Frustrated by Turkish delays in releasing an American pastor, President Trump announced economic sanctions as Turkey’s currency plummets.... More >>

An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump’s to Tout
Both presidents have had trouble turning better times into higher approval ratings. But this time the challenge is in the hands of a salesman.... More >>

Tech We’re Using: Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers
Neil Irwin, who covers economics for The Upshot, often turns to “Fred,” a site full of economic data that is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.... More >>

Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor
After setbacks in other states and in the Supreme Court, workers’ groups overturned right-to-work legislation before it took effect.... More >>

Nonfiction: How Citigroup Escaped Financial Disaster in 2008
James Freeman and Vern McKinley’s “Borrowed Time” takes a close look at the government bailout of Citigroup.... More >>

Have You Been Looking for a Job in the U.S. Recently? Tell Us Your Story
We want to hear from Americans who have been looking for jobs in this expanding domestic economy.... More >>

Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery
Unemployment among those without a high school diploma has declined by two-thirds since the economy’s low point, the latest jobs report shows.... More >>

Europe Feels the Squeeze of the Trump Trade Tariffs
Business managers worry whether a cease-fire between Brussels and the White House will hold. The uncertainty is bad for growth.... More >>

Bank of England Raises Interest Rates Amid Brexit Worries
Officially, the move was to tamp down inflation. But policymakers also want to increase the tools at their disposal should the economy suffer after Brexit.... More >>

What Will Cause the Next Recession? A Look at the 3 Most Likely Possibilities
The expansion is nine years old. An ill-timed end of fiscal stimulus, a corporate debt bubble and the trade war are the things that could most easily end it.... More >>

Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady but, Defying Trump, Signals Increases to Come
Federal Reserve officials upgraded their already high marks for their economy, issuing a statement that keeps them on track to raise rates next month and in December.... More >>

San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch
A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals.... More >>

Times Reporters Answer Questions About Our G.D.P. Coverage
Two New York Times reporters answer 11 questions that readers submitted seeking more insight into our coverage of the gross domestic product.... More >>

FACT CHECK: Trump’s Numbers on ‘Amazing’ Economy Sometimes Don’t Add Up
Tying recent growth to his policy moves, the president offered broad pronouncements and a litany of statistics. Some were well founded, others less so.... More >>

Trump Claims Credit for an Economy He Calls the ‘Envy of the Entire World’
President Trump makes the case that the economy, which grew 4.1 percent in the last quarter, will continue its red-hot expansion, though economists are skeptical.... More >>



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