Jobs Report: What to Watch For

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Spread the loveTweet Struggling Sectors Once the recovery took hold, the retail sector could be depended on to churn out more jobs. But it has disappointed in 2017. After two…


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Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing

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Spread the loveTweet His wife, Mayela, works from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pork plant, earning $18 an hour, before handling the register at Valentina’s until the early…


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The Week Ahead: A Monday Holiday Around the World, and May Hiring Data Is Due

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Sales of new cars declined in the first four months of 2017. Credit Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week.…


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On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

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Spread the loveTweet Senator Thad Cochran, Republican of Mississippi and the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, hinted at Republican plans to look at the budget cycle as a way to…


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Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine

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Spread the loveTweet The outsize economic role of the American health care industry heightens the risks posed by the Republicans’ effort in Washington to repeal the Affordable Care Act, enacted…


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U.S. Job Growth Bounces Back; Unemployment at 10-Year Low

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Spread the loveTweet • The broadest measure of unemployment, which includes people who are working part time or have dropped out of the labor market, was down sharply, to 8.6…


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Apple Announces $1 Billion Fund to Create U.S. Jobs in Manufacturing

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Spread the loveTweet Carrier, a furnace maker that had been excoriated by Mr. Trump for potentially outsourcing jobs to Mexico, decided to keep 800 of 1,400 jobs in Indianapolis. SoftBank,…


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Loyalty to Party: The Ways That the 2016 Election Was Perfectly Normal

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Spread the loveTweet Despite the robust record of these models, they didn’t get much attention leading up to 2016. Mr. Trump was such a nontraditional candidate — in his fund-raising;…


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G.D.P. Report Shows U.S. Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017

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Spread the loveTweetThe economy’s weakness reflected new caution among consumers. Other sectors like housing and business investment turned in a stronger showing, but not enough to offset factors like weaker…


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Republicans’ Fiscal Discipline Wilts in Face of Trump’s Tax Plan

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Spread the loveTweetMr. Trump’s proposal, while short on details, calls for cutting taxes on corporations and individuals, including reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and…


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