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Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.... More >>

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight
The Trump administration says its actions show the price of employing workers illegally, a message being felt keenly among the workers themselves.... More >>

As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle
A shortage of candidates is providing opportunities to people long shunned by employers and is forcing recruiters to consider new approaches to hiring.... More >>

For Bond Investors, Low Expectations in a Low-Yield World
Small portfolio tweaks, emerging markets and money market funds are options — but prospects for big profits are rare.... More >>

India Extends Hand to Apple and Others by Easing Rules on Foreign Firms
The government said foreign-owned, single-brand retailers would get more time to meet its requirements to sell products made by Indians.... More >>

Toyota and Mazda Choose Alabama for $1.6 Billion Car Plant
The new plant is part of an initiative by Toyota to invest $10 billion in the United States over the next five years.... More >>

The Fed Delivered $80.2 Billion in Profits to the Treasury in 2017
Though last year’s contribution — made from revenue on its portfolio of bond holdings — declined from 2016, it was well above the average in years before the financial crisis.... More >>

I.R.S. Paid $20 Million to Collect $6.7 Million in Tax Debts
An agency watchdog says a congressionally mandated program using private debt collectors has been poorly administered and failed to respect taxpayers’ rights.... More >>

Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?
Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.... More >>

Fast-Food Workers Claim Victory in a New York Labor Effort
A nonunion group, invoking a new city law, says it has enlisted enough members to force restaurants to deduct the workers’ dues and forward the money.... More >>

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

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