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GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout for Party

GOP’s Silence on Deficits Under Trump Marks Turnabout for Party

President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint doubles the deficits he forecast a year ago with little expectation they’ll shrink anytime soon.
Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Bannon Wanted Yellen to Stay Fed Chair, Calling Her ‘My Girl’

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon considered endorsing Janet Yellen for a second term as Federal Reserve chair but instead kept quiet as President Donald Trump passed her over in favor of
German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

German Economy Zips Along as Trade and Spending Drive Growth

Germany’s robust economic upswing extended into the fourth quarter, buttressing growth in the euro area as policy makers prepare to wind down stimulus.
Embattled Tunisia Central Banker Quits Before Vote to Oust Him

Embattled Tunisia Central Banker Quits Before Vote to Oust Him

Tunisia’s central banker resigned hours before parliament was scheduled to remove him in favor of a World Bank official, as the nation struggles to ease hardships that have dashed hopes born in the
Rivalry Heats Up as Northerner Heads South: Italy Campaign Trail

Rivalry Heats Up as Northerner Heads South: Italy Campaign Trail

Italians go to the polls Sunday, March 4 in a close election with voters divided over the country's relationship with the European Union, taxes, and immigration. Here's your daily guide to the latest
Italy Inc. Votes for Gentiloni to Stay as Premier After Election

Italy Inc. Votes for Gentiloni to Stay as Premier After Election

Many of Italy’s business leaders have decided who should be the country’s next prime minister -- the current one.
Le Maire Downplays France’s Best Jobless Figures in Two Decades

Le Maire Downplays France’s Best Jobless Figures in Two Decades

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire downplayed the significance of the biggest drop in unemployment in at least two decades.
Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Powell Seeks to Bury Era of Fed ‘Barons’

Jerome Powell is the first Federal Reserve chairman in more than a decade to have any background in the private sector. That could explain changes he’s implemented in his first weeks on the job.
Khamenei Apologizes for Iran State Shortcomings Amid Discontent

Khamenei Apologizes for Iran State Shortcomings Amid Discontent

Iran’s supreme leader extended a rare apology on behalf of the Islamic Republic amid signs of public discontent in recent months, saying authorities need to work harder at establishing justice in the

Commentary: These 5 charts show just how amazing Trump and GOP have been for the economy

On Nov. 9, 2016, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, perhaps the left’s most influential writer on economics and health care, despairingly announced to the…
Workforce programs will need to be overhauled in the age of artificial intelligence

Workforce programs will need to be overhauled in the age of artificial intelligence

Not all researchers agree that artificial intelligence is as important a development as electricity or fire, or that hundreds of millions of jobs will be automated in the next decade. But it is clear
UK unemployment rises at fastest rate in almost five years

UK unemployment rises at fastest rate in almost five years

Official figures reveal 1.47 million out of work as young people struggle to find jobsThe prospect of an interest rate rise before the summer has receded after the number of people out of work in
UK unemployment rises at fastest rate in almost five years

UK unemployment rises at fastest rate in almost five years

Official figures reveal 1.47 million out of work as young people struggle to find jobsThe prospect of an interest rate rise before the summer has receded after the number of people out of work in
Britain’s Jobless Rate Rises, to 4.4%, for First Time in 2 Years

Britain’s Jobless Rate Rises, to 4.4%, for First Time in 2 Years

Construction in the Nine Elms area of London in 2017.
South Africa's Biggest Labor Group Rejects Budget as Anti-Poor

South Africa's Biggest Labor Group Rejects Budget as Anti-Poor

South Africa’s biggest labor group criticized Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s annual budget, saying plans to raise the sales-tax rate and curb expenditure in a bid to contain debt would hurt the
‘A President I Can Be Proud of’: South Africans Express Their Hopes

‘A President I Can Be Proud of’: South Africans Express Their Hopes

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, center, during a morning walk in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday.
Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Marvin Parrish Jr., a foreman at Thor Construction in Minneapolis, working on a new mixed-use building in the city. At Thor, a black-owned builder, he said, “we aren’t just a quota or a goal.”
Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Marvin Parrish Jr., a foreman at Thor Construction in Minneapolis, working on a new mixed-use building in the city. At Thor, a black-owned builder, he said, “we aren’t just a quota or a goal.”
Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Lowest Ever Black Jobless Rate Is Still Twice That of Whites

Marvin Parrish Jr., a foreman at Thor Construction in Minneapolis, working on a new mixed-use building in the city. At Thor, a black-owned builder, he said, “we aren’t just a quota or a goal.”
Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Tax Cuts, Debt Worries

Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Tax Cuts, Debt Worries

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brushed aside signs that investors are nervous about rising prices and criticism that growing debt will harm U.S. economic security.