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Voters Beware of Our Populist Threat From Right and Left

We stand at the precipice of a significant tectonic shift in our political system. Similar to the profound disruptions the newspaper, music and transportation industries underwent some years ago, our democratic system, which is designed to be a lagging soci...
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Submits Resignation After Tapes

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine's prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy. The scandal come...
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Global Stocks Rise on Optimism About US-China Deal

TOKYO — Global shares rose Thursday on optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal and the Chinese government's efforts to boost its economy. France's CAC 40 rose 1.4% to 6,058 on the new year's first day of trading, while Germany's DAX was 1% higher at 13,382. ...
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US Consumer Confidence Ticked Down in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. consumer confidence slipped ever so slightly in December, as expectations fell about economic growth over the next six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence ...
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Fed Leaves Low Rates Alone and Sees No Moves in Near Future

WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell made clear Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year — and possibly longer. “Inflation is barely moving up, notwithstanding that unemployment is...