She’s run the I.M.F. She’s a lawyer. She’s not an economist. Does that matter as she prepares to lead the European Central Bank?
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Plus, the Trump administration has a big job opening, and there’s a new technology tax.
The proposed levies on firms like Facebook and Google are pitting traditional allies against one another and threatening to set off a cascade of tax increases and tariffs.
A rejection of what had been a consensus view of the relationship between the jobless rate and inflation.
Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, was the latest central banker to express skepticism about Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans.
President Trump’s trade policies have helped American steel, aluminum, lumber, solar and washing-machine businesses, but not as much as they might have hoped.
The move sidelines the researcher without pay for two years, and closes his lab, in a case that has roiled the profession.
Jerome H. Powell sent stock markets higher with comments that trade tensions and global economic issues continue to weigh on the United States economy.
The Texas tycoon’s case on trade anticipated Donald Trump’s arguments two decades later.
The world’s monetary authorities have limited policy space, and it’s unclear whether their backup plans will suffice to bolster growth and inflation.
Efforts to form unions at several smaller tech companies have stalled, showing the limits of how far a wave of employee activism can go.
Also, Facebook is working to filter out misleading (and annoying) health content.
A report by Federal Reserve officials said that United States economic activity increased at a “solid pace” in early 2019, but that risks still loomed.
Friday’s numbers take some of the immediate worries off the table, but they don’t mean that all is well in the U.S. economy.
President Trump declares that the economy is doing “unbelievably well” after payrolls grow by 224,000 in June.
Investors expect even lower growth and inflation; this isn’t the way it’s supposed to work.
Moving from poverty to wealth from one generation to the next is least likely in the South, but optimism there is greatest, tinged with political views.
A machine-dominated workplace can make employees more mechanical themselves. But there is room for initiative, and small acts of rebellion.
Ms. Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s current leader, is set to succeed Mario Draghi in the European Central Bank’s top job.
The United States moved to impose levies on more products than previously planned in an escalation of its fight with Europe over government aid for Boeing and Airbus.