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If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy?
As officials gather for the I.M.F. and World Bank convene in Washington, worries about trade and debt are building... More >>

California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate
The vote highlighted the state’s housing and homeless problem as a election-year issue that promises to dominate the state’s politics for years.... More >>

Divides Over Trade Scramble Midterm Election Messaging
A survey shows strong support for President Trump’s tariff moves among his backers, but not so much among those whose votes could be in play.... More >>

Economic Scene: Facebook Is Creepy. And Valuable.
To protect the public without overreacting, the issue for legislators and regulators to weigh is how much the data-driven ecosystem is worth to us.... More >>

China’s Economy Grows, and Its Trade Gap With the U.S. Widens
Chinese-made goods become more valuable to Beijing as an increasing number of parts and components it once bought from the United States are made at home.... More >>

Senate Bill to Curtail Labor Rights on Tribal Land Falls Short
The legislation, approved by the House, would have put employees of tribal enterprises like casinos outside the scope of federal labor law.... More >>

No One’s Talking About the New Tax Law
Republicans hoped to make their $1.5 trillion overhaul the centerpiece of the 2018 midterm elections. But Americans, including President Trump, have lost interest.... More >>

Trump Picks Monetary Expert for No. 2 Job at Federal Reserve
Richard Clarida, a former Treasury official, is not expected to veer from the Fed’s gradual approach to raising interest rates.... More >>

Trump’s Annoyed About Russian and Chinese Currencies. Should He Be?
The president’s comment doesn’t align with the current realities of global currency markets... More >>

Bulging Debt May Spell Trouble for Energy, Telecom and Retail
Debt needn’t be a big problem for companies with strong cash flow. But in those three industries, some companies are facing stress.... More >>

Trump Weighs Return to Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not So Fast, Say Members.
Even longtime allies expressed skepticism after the American president’s comments, saying compromise would have to come from the United States.... More >>

Rent Control Campaign in California Is Taken to the Streets
Economic pressures are fueling a drive by tenants’ rights organizers at the state and city levels to let voters enact rent regulations.... More >>

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

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