Economy and Business

Pain as a Policy Choice

Pain as a Policy Choice

On average, our economy tanks every seven years or so. By now we should have a pretty good idea of why that tanking happens, how we can protect ourselves, and what the impact will be. Unfortunately, we don’t. Recessions remain a bit like death, inevitable yet near...

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How Mexican Farmers Got the Better of Trump

How Mexican Farmers Got the Better of Trump

Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth — as President Trump is finding out in his ill-fated war with Mexico. His scheme to wall off Mexico is collapsing because most people here in the...

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How Trump Could Actually Stop Offshoring

How Trump Could Actually Stop Offshoring

The New York Times recently ran a front-page story about 700 United Technologies Corp. workers who are seeing their jobs shipped off to Mexico. Along with their UTC Carrier counterparts in Indianapolis — who are losing 550 of their jobs to Mexico — this shift leaves...

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Concerned About Climate Change? Change Where You Bank!

Concerned About Climate Change? Change Where You Bank!

At the end of April, hundreds of thousands of people will take part in the People’s Climate March in DC and around the country. The march will send a clear message that the majority of Americans understand that climate change is all too real — and they'll continue to...

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A New Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

A New Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Once again, Equal Pay Day is approaching. Never heard of it? If you’re a working woman or someone who cares about the working women in your life, you need to study up. Equal Pay Day is the day in any given year when women working full-time, year-round catch up to...

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Underwater Nation

Underwater Nation

Are you or a loved one having trouble staying afloat? You're truly not alone. While the media reports low unemployment and a rising stock market, the reality is that almost 20 percent of the country lives in "Underwater Nation," with zero or even negative net worth....

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Wall Street Hopes You’ve Forgotten the Crash Already

Wall Street Hopes You’ve Forgotten the Crash Already

Remember October 2008 — the bank bailouts, the spiking unemployment rate, the stock market free fall? Maybe you lost a job, got a pay cut, or saw your retirement savings or home value evaporate. Maybe you even lost your home altogether, or saw your small business...

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Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

Candidate Donald Trump promised to renegotiate free trade agreements that hurt American workers. In his first week in office, he made good on that promise by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration. Yet...

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