Economy

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Rise in Interest Rates Could Be Short-Lived: CNBC Report

The Federal Reserve meets today and Wednesday and a published report suggests that the central bank could halt the rise of interest rates earlier than expected. Should that happen, analysts speculate, the economy's prolonged expansion could last longer than...
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Max Boot: Trump Ignores Real China Threats

Washington Post columnist Max Boot offers a multiple choice quiz for readers about President Trump and China. "What’s the biggest danger from China?" he asks in his June 6 column. And then he provides thr...

Big Tech Isn’t a Monopoly. Here’s Why.

Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that users’ data was analyzed by a U.K.-based marketing firm and used to construct highly targeted...

Want to Shed Jobs & Hurt Consumers? Impose Tariffs.

On March 8, the president slapped a 25 percent tariff on the metal, while also putting a 10 percent duty on foreign aluminum. After initially suggesting there’d be no exceptions, Trump promised to be “very flexible” and initially exempted Mexico and Canada fro...
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