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U.S. Wrangles China for Firm Commitments as Trade Talks Continue
As a March deadline approaches, American negotiators are struggling with how to ensure China, which has reneged on promises to past administrations, follows through on any agreement.... More >>

Corner Office: Delta C.E.O. Ed Bastian: ‘Leadership Is Not a Popularity Contest’
He helped steer Delta though 9/11 and a bankruptcy. Then he had to tangle with the National Rifle Association.... More >>

Fed Explains Pause as Officials Debate Future Rate Increases
The Fed released minutes of its January meeting showing officials continued to express confidence in the economy but saw enough warning signs to warrant a pause in rate increases.... More >>

Democrats Want to Tax the Wealthy. Many Voters Agree.
A proposal to tax wealth finds support across party lines, along with the premise that the government should combat inequality.... More >>

Housing Is Already in a Slump. So It (Probably) Can’t Cause a Recession.
A decline in residential real estate has led several recessions. With construction still in a multiyear slump, it seems unlikely to be the culprit this year.... More >>

Elizabeth Warren Wants a Wealth Tax. How Would That Even Work?
There are other tools that don’t involve quite the risks and challenges of targeting the richest families.... More >>

With Interest: The Week in Business: Amazon Breaks Up With New York, and Warren Buffett Takes Stock
Plus, tax season brings bad news, and the Fed offers more clues about its change of heart.... More >>

Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual.
With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.... More >>

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.... More >>

China and U.S. to Continue Trade Talks Next Week
Both sides said “progress” had been made in the talks but deep disagreements remain ahead of the March deadline set by leaders of both countries.... More >>

Amazon and New York Unions Had ‘Productive Meeting,’ Then Came a Shock
Labor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.... More >>

German Growth Stagnates as Trump Trade War Starts to Bite
Europe’s largest economy showed no growth in the fourth quarter as steel tariffs hit manufacturers and sales to China declined.... More >>

Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse
Leading business groups haven’t joined in pushing for leadership changes, and Amazon is moving forward with a major office presence.... More >>

The Government Shutdown Made the I.R.S. Even More Frustrating
Fewer taxpayer calls are being answered and wait times are longer, a new report finds.... More >>

The Biggest Economic Divides Aren’t Regional. They’re Local. (Just Ask Parents.)
Why people living in smaller cities or towns tend to give higher ratings to their communities.... More >>

Democrats Aim to Limit Corporate Windfall From Trump Tax Cut
A proposal to restrict stock buybacks is the latest push by party leaders to force corporations to spend more on workers.... More >>

Trump Loves the New Nafta. Congress Doesn’t.
The president’s most significant achievement on trade — a revised deal with Canada and Mexico — is imperiled amid Democratic and Republican concerns.... More >>

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.... More >>

Economic View: An A- for the U.S. Economy, but Failing Grades for Trump’s Policies
The economy has been fairly strong, but economists are nearly unanimous in concluding that President Trump’s economic policies are destructive.... More >>

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