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Rise in Sales of New Homes Surprises Economists
Other reports on Wednesday suggested a stronger pickup in economic growth in the third quarter than is currently anticipated.... More >>

Economic Scene: If Immigration Can’t Be Stopped, Maybe It Can Be Managed
The United States can choose what kind of low-skilled immigration it will have, legal or illegal, and specialists say legal is undoubtedly better.... More >>

Economic View: I Paid $2,500 for a ‘Hamilton’ Ticket. I’m Happy About It.
High prices are a natural reflection of great demand and scant supply. In a free market, they are inevitable until demand subsides or supply expands.... More >>

Monetary Policy: Q. and A. With Eric Rosengren: The Danger of Low Unemployment
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains the seemingly odd concern of having too many people who are employed.... More >>

Economic Trends: How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More
Can the answer to what ails the global economy be found in the people in blue vests at your neighborhood Walmart?... More >>

Economic View: What’s Behind a Rise in Ethnic Nationalism? Maybe the Economy
Times of diminished opportunities provide fertile ground for politicians around the world to grow followings by appealing to ethnic identity.... More >>

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.... More >>

Common Sense: Why a Media Merger That Should Go Through Might Not
Under longstanding antitrust policy, the AT&T-Time Warner deal should be practically a shoo-in. But these are not usual times.... More >>

As Europe and Asia Hoard Cash, Economists See Echoes of Crisis
Foreign investors are rushing to plow cash into the United States bond market, recalling a wave of investment in mortgage-backed securities in the 2000s.... More >>

The Corporate Confidence of the AT&T-Time Warner Deal
Big deals are usually postponed during times of political and economic uncertainty, but many corporate titans apparently see smooth sailing ahead.... More >>

News Analysis: With Europe-Canada Deal Near Collapse, Globalization’s Latest Chapter Is History
As the agreement effectively died, it underscored the extent to which trade has become politically radioactive around much of the globe.... More >>

As China’s Economy Slows, a Look at What Could Happen
The 6.7 percent growth in the third quarter — the same as the previous six months — comes as economists search for clues as to where the country is headed.... More >>

Economic Scene: Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start
Hillary Clinton wants to increase tax credits to fight child poverty, but the Russell Sage Foundation has a bolder plan: providing each child with $250 a month.... More >>

September Consumer Prices Made Biggest Gain in Five Months
The increase matched economists’ expectations, spurred by the rising cost of rents and gasoline.... More >>

How the Chemical Industry Joined the Fight Against Climate Change
In the move away from a profitable chemical used for air-conditioning, companies were driven less by idealism than by intense competition.... More >>

Stocks Climb Under Heavy Clouds
Despite the prospect of higher interest rates, the imminent presidential election and heightened uncertainty in Europe, shares have for the most part risen.... 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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