05/04/2018: The economy is weird right now
May 04, 2018
The labor market, to be specific. It's been out of whack for a while, and this morning's jobs report only got stranger. Last month saw 3.9 percent unemployment, the lowest in 18 years. Finding a job is pretty easy, but wages still aren't rising. What's changed since 2000? That's where we'll start today. Then: Obamacare is still the law of the land, minus the individual mandate, which Republicans removed as part of the new tax plan. As a result, premiums are going up again. Plus: How'd things go with this week's China trade talks? And why is the New York Times' food critic going after ice cream sundaes? Two equally important questions we'll answer today.