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Economic Scene: Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.
The A.F.L.-C.I.O. is pushing for a living-wage clause in the trade pact, but mandating Mexico’s standard of living is unlikely to save American jobs.... More >>


China, Like U.S., Struggles to Revive Industrial Heartland
Shenyang boomed during the country’s go-go years. But when the investment binge fizzled, the city and its factories sputtered.... More >>


Sharing the Pie: Trump Says More Jobs Will Help Race Relations. If Only It Were So Simple.
Racial attitudes don’t jump around with the economy, and well-being is about more than jobs.... More >>


A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.
Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.... More >>


Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment
A growing number of officials see a need to adjust the central bank’s assumptions on the economy, according to an account of the latest policy meeting.... More >>


U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words
The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed.... More >>




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