White House takes steps to stoke the economy. The U.S. says it will continue sanctions against Iran. And, Syrian government forces advance into a strategic town in the country's last rebel stronghold.
The Trump administration is boasting that the economy is strong. But the administration is also calling for the kind of dramatic economic stimulus one would usually only consider during a recession.
Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
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Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.
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The Trump administration pushed back hard against warnings of an economic slowdown. But the president is also calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again to help boost growth.
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I Can't Believe It's Not Weed!
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Some economic indicators suggest the U.S. could be approaching a recession — or a least a period of slower growth. The White House is downplaying fears of a slowdown as the 2020 election approaches.
Single room occupancy housing, or SROs, have been a crucial place to live for low-income renters. The units are being threatened by developers looking for more profitable buildings.
Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what she's looking for as she gauges the health of the American economy.
Mixed economic signals have economists concerned about a recession, something President Trump is trying to factor into his reelection bid.
As the trade war drags on, companies are beginning to make long-term adjustments. For some, that means hiring workers to redesign or reclassify products or seek new suppliers to sidestep import taxes.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Shawn Donnan of Bloomberg News about how the manufacturing slowdown is impacting business around the U.S. and what it means for President Trump's economic record.
Conflict in Kashmir, protests in Hong Kong and treatments for Ebola dominated the global news this week.
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We cover the week’s top domestic stories, from immigration regulations to inverted yield curves.
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The Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at chicken processing plants in Mississippi last week raised an old debate: Who will do these jobs if not immigrant workers?
The stock market paused to catch its breath on Thursday after a steep drop the day before. There are some warning signs of a recession ahead, but others suggest the economy is still resilient.
Why does it matter if a federal two-year bond's yield is greater than that of a 10-year bond?
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Investors paused to catch their breath Thursday after the stock market suffered its worst drop of the year the day before. Consumer spending is still strong, despite signs of a looming recession.
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NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, about what's behind recent domestic and international market instability, and how that could affect U.S. consumers.
Here's what Kazakhstan, Hong Kong and Ireland have in common: They all have Irish pubs. And a bunch of them are the product of one man: Mel McNally.
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