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The Economy Can Handle Steel and Aluminum Tariffs. The Real Risk Is Erratic Policy.

The near-term costs of steel and aluminum tariffs are manageable; the longer-term costs of potential trade wars with seemingly the entire world are greater.ImageA...

Losses for US stocks continue as industrials and banks slide

U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. Major indexes are off about 1 percent. Banks, industrial and technology...

Rising prices, margins drive GM’s third quarter

General Motors swung to a third-quarter profit and blew past Wall Street expectations on rising prices in North America and surprising resilience in China. The...

Global shares advance after China reports surge in exports

Share prices rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after China reported its exports surged nearly 45 percent in February from a year earlier. KEEPING...

Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Neil Irwin, a senior economics correspondent at The...

Aetna easily exceeds 2Q expectations

Aetna easily topped second-quarter earnings expectations as another drop in benefit expenses and lower taxes helped the nation's third-largest health insurer. Net income inched up...

Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watch

Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some...

Harvard Is Vaulting Workers Into the Middle Class With High Pay. Can Anyone Else...

The university doesn’t calculate how much it might save if the parity policy were not in place. But the committee appointed to study the...

US stocks swoon, sending Dow down more than 650 points

U.S. stocks slumped Friday, and the market suffered its worst week in two years, as fears of inflation and disappointing quarterly results from technology...

Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

“We have technology that has allowed us to create vastly more wealth for society,” said Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the M.I.T. Initiative on the...

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