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Star Economist at Harvard Faces Sexual Harassment Complaints
Roland Fryer’s ascent in the economics field was swift. Now he is embroiled in investigations into his workplace behavior.... More >>

China’s Economy Slows Sharply, in Challenge for Xi Jinping
Car sales are falling. Housing is slow. Workers get three-month unpaid vacations. For Chinese leaders, pressure for a trade deal with President Trump is rising.... More >>

As Labor Market Tightens, Women Are Moving Into Male-Dominated Jobs
Widening opportunities do not automatically translate into better pay or a decline in gender discrimination.... More >>

Chase for Talent Pushes Tech Giants Far Beyond West Coast
Amazon and Google are aggressively opening offices outside of their Silicon Valley and Seattle hometowns. On Thursday, Apple said it would invest $1 billion in Austin, Tex.... More >>

Strategies: Tech Stocks Often Rise and Fall Together. They Shouldn’t.
Companies like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft aren’t the same. Investors shouldn’t act as though they are, our columnist says.... More >>

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing
The Trump administration is expected to indict hackers and roll out import restrictions out of concern that Beijing will not easily change its trade, cyber and economic practices.... More >>

Are You Ready for the Financial Crisis of 2019?
Here are five ways things could get bad for everyone.... More >>

As Hiring Slows, Employers Say It’s Getting Harder to Find Workers
After a difficult week for the stock market and rising trade tensions, the November jobs report provided evidence that the economy remains strong.... More >>

Economic View: The Housing Boom Is Already Gigantic. How Long Can It Last?
The economist Robert Shiller says the rise in housing prices is the third biggest since 1913. The biggest boom ended disastrously in 2006.... More >>

The Economy Faces Big Risks in 2019. Markets Are Only Now Facing Up to Them.
One question people might be asking is, what took so long?... More >>

U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs in November as Hiring Slows Modestly
The payroll gain fell short of estimates, but it was still the 98th straight monthly increase. Yearly wage growth remained at a postrecession high.... More >>

A.I. as Talent Scout: Unorthodox Hires, and Maybe Lower Pay
A form of artificial intelligence is being used to surface job candidates with the attributes of a perfect fit, even without conventional credentials.... More >>

With the Economy Uncertain, Tech ‘Unicorns’ Rush Toward I.P.O.
Faced with a choppy stock market and fears of an economic downturn, Uber and Lyft are moving toward the public markets as other private tech companies also get ready.... More >>

Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All
Plagued by traffic jams, one of the smallest countries in Europe will allow people to ride free from 2020.... More >>

Strategies: The Stock Market’s Dangers Are Easier to See Now
When the pros and cons for stocks and the economy over the next year or two are weighed, the risks appear to be dominant, our columnist says.... More >>

Interest Rates Likely to Rise in December, Recap of Fed Meeting Shows
The minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting said most officials foresee a need to keep raising rates next year.... More >>

As U.S.-China Trade War Rages, Some Australian Farmers See an Opportunity
Rising tariffs could lead Chinese buyers to look for alternatives to American products. But Australia could suffer if the conflict slows China’s growth.... More >>

A Farmer’s Tough Year on the Trade War’s Kansas Front
From planning to harvest, the grain belt’s rhythms and prospects have been disrupted by the government’s tariff battle with China.... More >>

G.M., Not Trump, Is the Real Villain to Some Ohio Factory Workers
In a region where the president vowed that manufacturing jobs were coming back, the idling of a Chevrolet plant and its 1,600 workers is a major blow.... More >>

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

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