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Class Divide: How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?
Liberals fault the economy for the drop in marriage among the less educated, while conservatives blame changing values. Both may be on to something.... More >>

Nothing Is Too Strange for Cities Wooing Amazon to Build There
Officials and business leaders across North America are going to extreme lengths to court Amazon to put its second headquarters in their city.... More >>

As China Piles on Debt, Consumers Seek a Piece of the Action
Mortgage and credit card balances are surging, helping Chinese households reach the middle class but adding to the country’s borrowing binge.... More >>

Economic View: The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex
Weapons manufacturing is a big source of economic growth in the United States, where new factories are so automated that they create fewer jobs.... More >>

Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech
More conciliatory than in the past, the prime minister offered some specifics aimed at soothing anxieties about a damaging “cliff-edge” withdrawal.... More >>

The Contenders: Who Will Be Trump’s Pick to Lead the Fed? We Asked Experts to Rate the Odds
The president has dropped no hints of what he might do, leaving the field wide open for expert guesswork.... More >>

In Germany, Blue-Collar Jobs Provide Bulwark to Populism
Dortmund survived the collapse of its coal and steel industries, which helped the city avoid the working-class alienation that has fed right-wing parties elsewhere.... More >>

Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks
Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.... More >>

S.&P. Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending
The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.... More >>

A Start-Up Slump Is a Drag on the Economy. Big Business May Be to Blame.
The formation of new companies has failed to bounce back since the recession, and economists say the trend may be holding back wages and productivity.... More >>

Confident Fed Sets Stage for December Rate Increase
The Federal Reserve said a trio of punishing hurricanes were unlikely to reduce the pace of economic growth, and it continued to dismantle its stimulus programs.... More >>

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut
Senate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctrine, agreed to move ahead on a budget that would add to the federal deficit in order to pave the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut.... More >>

Economic Scene: Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge
Earnings are rising at a pace not seen in almost two decades. Will it be enough to draw more people off the bench and into the job market?... More >>

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

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