The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.
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A seemingly inexorable economic trend has changed direction in the past few years, as people who cited health reasons for not working are returning to the labor force.
In a new, detailed international comparison, the United States looks a lot more like its peers than researchers expected.
And yes, it could be wrong. Or “wrong.” To understand why, it’s important to understand how our forecast works.
The most comprehensive study on them has recently been published, showing mostly modest effects.
Research gives estimates on the longer lives that are now possible in the country.
Blockbuster job growth in February suggests this economy, already nine years into expansion, may yet have room to run.
Whether President Trump has begun a trade war or merely a skirmish will depend on which nations win a reprieve from his tariffs, and which retaliate.
Exceptions for Canada and Mexico suggest that it’s a tactic to renegotiate Nafta.
A Republican polling surge has faded. It’s another example of how seeming political shifts have proved ephemeral.
The Trump administration has been aggressive, but so far it has followed the rules of the game.
In early voting for Tuesday’s primary in Texas, Democratic voters have far outnumbered Republicans, a sign of a partisan gap in enthusiasm.
It’s the No. 2 killer among illicit drugs in the U.S. and kills more African-Americans than heroin does.
New evidence suggests a shift, possibly because of “a subtle fear of boys and the trouble they might bring.”