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World Bank Picks Jim Yong Kim for Second Term as President
Mr. Kim was the World Bank’s unanimous choice, and only nominee, continuing a tradition of having an American at the helm.... More >>

Economic Scene: What Can Mexico Do About Trump?
Few, if any, countries would be as vulnerable to a Trump presidency as Mexico, but its minister of the economy says his country “must not overreact to campaign rhetoric.”... More >>

Economic View: Football Team at the Buffet: Why Obamacare Markets Are in Crisis
Insurers are raising prices and limiting choices for the same reasons a restaurant owner might replace lobster with potato salad on an all-you-can-eat menu.... More >>

Economic Trends: Actually, Income in Rural America Is Growing, Too
A widely reported fact from the new Census Bureau turns out, on closer inspection, to be wrong.... More >>

The 2016 Race: Why a President Trump Could Start a Trade War With Surprising Ease
The asymmetry of trade politics: New agreements require congressional approval, but undoing existing commitments does not.... More >>

Economic View: At Last, Your Financial Aid Ordeal Has Gotten Easier
Thanks to long-overdue reforms, college applicants can find out earlier, often while they’re still comparing options, whether they qualify for federal aid.... More >>

Charles L. Schultze, 91, Dies; Advised Presidents on Economic Policy
Mr. Schultze spent most of his career working on national economic and fiscal policy, as a government economic adviser, university professor and research fellow.... More >>

Scant Evidence to Support Trump’s Attacks on the Fed
An array of experts rejected Donald Trump’s accusations that Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, is holding down interest rates for political reasons.... More >>

The New Old Age: Wages for Home Care Aides Lag as Demand Grows
That’s the median hourly wage for the workers, mostly minority women, caring for older adults. Not surprisingly, the annual turnover rate is 40 percent to 60 percent.... More >>

Millions in U.S. Climb Out of Poverty, at Long Last
In 2015, 3.5 million Americans were able to breach the poverty line as an economic recovery hit a tipping point.... More >>

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall, Raising Odds of Fed Rate Increase
The Labor Department said initial claims for state benefits declined 8,000 to 252,000 for the week ended Sept. 17.... More >>

Who Hates Free Trade Treaties? Surprisingly, Not Voters
Support for trade agreements in general, and the pending Pacific pact in particular, stands in notable contrast to the toxicity of trade this election season.... More >>

Bank of Japan Raises Target Despite Limited Progress
The increase, which comes despite the central bank failing to meet an earlier target, could add to the debate over the bank’s credibility.... More >>

Fed, With 3 Officials in Dissent, Stands Firm on Interest Rates While Noting Improving Economy
Three members of the central bank’s 10-member policy-making group voted to raise rates. Most officials said that they still expected to raise rates before the end of the year.... More >>

Japan’s Negative Interest Rates Explained
Why the country’s policy makers are reviewing an unconventional part of their effort to shake the Japanese economy out of its doldrums.... More >>

News Analysis: G.M. Job Shift From Mexico Tests a Trump Premise
Far from a reversal of globalization, a General Motors deal bringing auto jobs back to Canada from Mexico underscores the primacy of markets.... More >>

Fact Check: Trump, Clinton's Economic Plan
The Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, offered widely different economic proposals in Michigan this week. We fact-checked both of their speeches.... More >>

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Raise Trillions for Green Investments
Governments must create the conditions to encourage private investment in clean technologies and sustainable development.... More >>

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

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