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Economic View: Federal Policy Will Shift. Not All States Will Shift With It.
States don’t always follow the lead of the federal government, and that is likely to be true regarding issues like climate change and health care.... More >>

Economic Scene: On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short
States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.... More >>

Invisible Hand: Presidents Have Less Power Over the Economy Than You Might Think
We associate presidents with eras — and eras with strong or weak economies. But the reality is more complicated.... More >>

Monetary Policy: Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course
What people in the Trump orbit may view as a desirable boom could look to the Fed as overheating, and prompt interest rate increases.... More >>

All in the Wording: Job Listings That Are Too ‘Feminine’ for Men
Listings for most fast-growing jobs use feminine language, which has been statistically shown to deter men.... More >>

Robot Revolution: A Darker Theme in Obama’s Farewell: Automation Can Divide Us
The soon-to-be ex-president connected the economic disruptions caused by technology to a rise in political polarization.... More >>

Trump’s Grim View of the Economy Ignores Most Americans’ Reality
The striking contrast between his speeches and reality partly reflected Mr. Trump’s focus on the decline of one part of the American economy.... More >>

China’s Economy Grows Strongly, Yet Central Bank Eases Policy
Rising debt helped fuel growth last year. But the central bank told big banks that they could lend even more during an upcoming holiday period.... More >>

Davos Elites See an ‘Abyss’: The Populist Surge Upending the Status Quo
The global elites, perplexed by the rise of populism threatening to upend globalization, have expressed worries over what the new political order will mean.... More >>

Theresa May Says Britain Will Lead a New Era of Free Trade
It was a jarring note from the leader of a country leaving the world’s largest free-trade group. She also urged the Davos elite to seriously address inequality.... More >>

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets
Mr. Mnuchin, who is testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, also did not list his role as a director of an investment fund in the Cayman Islands on a questionnaire.... More >>

U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade
Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, has argued for more open markets. But his agenda could be overwhelmed by fears of fallout from a trade war.... More >>

The Week Ahead: Davos to Commence as Investment Bank Earnings Are Released
Global elites are set to gather at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, top banks will report their earnings and Europe considers weaning off stimulus measures.... More >>

Economic View: Making America Great Again Isn’t Just About Money and Power
It may be a compelling slogan, but greatness isn’t easily captured, and it surely involves more than accumulating dollars.... More >>

On Money: Should We Trash Cash?
Economists lament the ways that physical currency enables tax avoidance and crime. But for most people, cash offers an increasingly rare form of freedom.... More >>

Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles
The announcement by the online giant reflects what an economist sees as an inevitable process in which new industries rise and replace old ones.... More >>

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

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