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Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start

Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start

Halie Ariza, 6, waiting to receive school supplies in Los Angeles. America has one of the highest child poverty rates among advanced nations.
Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start

Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start

Halie Ariza, 6, waiting to receive school supplies in Los Angeles. America has one of the highest child poverty rates among advanced nations.

September Consumer Prices Made Biggest Gain in Five Months

The increase matched economists’ expectations, spurred by the rising cost of rents and gasoline.
12 Questions We’d Like to Hear at the Presidential Debate

12 Questions We’d Like to Hear at the Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump during the second presidential debate last week in St. Louis. Their final debate will be on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Consumer Confidence Slips, but Home Prices Continue to Climb

Confidence slipped to 98.6 this month after rising to 103.5 in September, and a home prices index rose 5.1 percent in August, after gaining in July.
The 2016 Race: Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So

The 2016 Race: Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So

An aerial view of Sydney. Australia is closing in on the Netherlands for the longest economic expansion on record.
The 2016 Race: Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So

The 2016 Race: Will the Next President Face a Recession? Don’t Assume So

An aerial view of Sydney. Australia is closing in on the Netherlands for the longest economic expansion on record.
Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty

Small Factories Emerge as a Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty

A housing community near an industrial park in the Westport neighborhood of Baltimore.
U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

U.S. Economy Grew 2.9% in 3rd Quarter, Picking Up the Pace

A tugboat followed a ship into the Port of Oakland in California in August. Better-than-expected exports and lower imports in September helped raise estimates for economic growth in the United States.

News Analysis: Richer but Not Better Off

The poverty rate has improved, but inequality is still dragging our economy down.
The Week Ahead: Final Fed Meeting and Final Jobs Report Before Election Day

The Week Ahead: Final Fed Meeting and Final Jobs Report Before Election Day

Credit Suisse is expected to report results this week.

News Analysis: Richer but Not Better Off

The poverty rate has improved, but inequality is still dragging our economy down.
Nonfiction: Was Alan Greenspan Motivated by Politics More Than Economics?
DealBook: What Happens to the Markets if Donald Trump Wins?

DealBook: What Happens to the Markets if Donald Trump Wins?

The Trump store on Fifth Avenue. Uncertainty about what a Trump victory might mean for the markets has fueled speculation.
The Election’s Effect on the Economy? Doughnut Sales Are Probably Safe

The Election’s Effect on the Economy? Doughnut Sales Are Probably Safe

In October, the chief executive of Dunkin’ Brands, said the presidential election had an “overwhelming dampening effect” on Dunkin’ Donuts’ sales.
Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

An AT&T store window in New York. The proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger and others of that scale are reconfiguring the American economy in ways that seem tilted against workers.
Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

An AT&T store window in New York. The proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger and others of that scale are reconfiguring the American economy in ways that seem tilted against workers.
Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight

An AT&T store window in New York. The proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger and others of that scale are reconfiguring the American economy in ways that seem tilted against workers.
How Economic Data Is Kept Politics-Free

How Economic Data Is Kept Politics-Free

A construction site in New York. Employment data is compiled by career civil servants who have worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations.
How the Labor Dept. Keeps Its Economic Data Politics-Free

How the Labor Dept. Keeps Its Economic Data Politics-Free

A construction site in New York. Employment data is compiled by career civil servants who have worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations.