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‘Restaurant Recession’ From Health Care Act? Little Evidence
Sales and employment are on the rise in the restaurant industry, undercutting claims by the Trump pick for Labor that the law has undermined the industry.... More >>


Economic Scene: A Dilemma for Humanity: Stark Inequality or Total War
Drawing on history, Walter Scheidel of Stanford argues in a coming book that only all-out war might fundamentally alter how resources are distributed.... More >>


Economic View: What Would It Take to Replace the Pay Working-Class Americans Have Lost?
Poor and working-class Americans have fallen behind the rest of the country. A tweak of the tax system could help them, but it wouldn’t be cheap.... More >>


Public Health: An Obamacare ‘Delay’ Plan Could Backfire
Republicans may try to “repeal and delay” Obamacare. But controlling the timing of the program’s demise could be tricky.... More >>


Economic View: Want to Rev Up the Economy? Don’t Worry About the Trade Deficit
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s advisers are focused on erasing the trade deficit as a way to spur growth. But it may not be worth the hand-wringing.... More >>


Jobs Report: The New Jobs Numbers Signal the End of an Economic Era
The political future may be more uncertain than ever, but the economic and financial outlook is looking mercifully boring again.... More >>


Democrats Hone a New Message: It’s the Economy, Everyone
As the Democratic Party rebuilds after the election, the emerging strategy is to focus on economic fairness, but not revise stances on other issues.... More >>


Trump’s Honeymoon Begins: Confidence in the Economy Is Booming
Much of the swelling confidence may come from one political party, but consumers, business leaders and Wall Street show a lot of excitement.... More >>


E.C.B. Extends Bond-Buying Program to Protect Eurozone Economy
The European Central Bank also said it would cut the size of the program next year, while insisting it had no plans to end asset purchases altogether.... More >>


What It Takes to Open a Bookstore
This may be the ultimate book nerd’s fantasy, but it’s also hard work. We talked to some Brooklyn experts.... More >>


Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality
Oregon’s largest city will charge companies whose chief executives make over 100 times the median pay of the company’s rank-and-file workers.... More >>


A Bigger Economic Pie, but a Smaller Slice for Half of the U.S.
In 35 years, the U.S. economy has more than doubled, but new research shows close to zero growth for working-age adults in the bottom 50 percent of income.... More >>


Square Feet: Iceland Recovers, and Reykjavik Becomes a Hive of Development
Spurred by a boom in tourism, construction projects downtown are aimed at transforming the area into a destination to live, work and play.... More >>


The Week Ahead: Mexico to Auction Oil and Gas Blocks as Aetna Defends Merger in Court
Petróleos Mexicanos is seeking capital and expertise to develop deepwater reserves. In Washington, Aetna and Humana face opposition from the Justice Department over their proposed $37 billion deal.... More >>


Fair Game: Trump Treasury May Mean Independence for Fannie and Freddie
By suggesting that the companies would be freed from government control, Steven Mnuchin backed an approach that would benefit small lenders and borrowers.... More >>


Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Could Damage American Factories
If President-elect Donald J. Trump imposes steep tariffs on Chinese goods, he could harm the people he aims to help — American factory workers.... More >>




Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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