Dec 8, 2017

12/08/2017: Age is just a data point

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Is leaving the coveted 18 to 34 advertising demographic a steep descent into irrelevance, or are advertisers still paying attention to you once you make the jump? Plus, steady she goes … this economy has officially added jobs for…

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U.S. business ponder effects of Brexit breakthrough deal

Dec 8, 2017
Today, after weeks of often bitter wrangling, the Brits struck a last-minute, breakthrough deal on Brexit with their European Union partners. They agreed to some of the key terms of their departure from the EU. The United Kingdom will likely…

Christmas has always been about consumption

Dec 8, 2017
And if you feel like the holiday used to be better, you're not alone.
Flanders says it's what we consume around Christmas that's changed over the years.
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Is 18 to 34 still the most coveted demographic?

Dec 8, 2017
Our reporter confronts his fears of aging out of the most valuable advertising demographic.
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After taxes … then comes infrastructure and how to pay for it

Dec 8, 2017
Reports say President Trump will release his plan to tackle the nation’s public works next month.

His father fled China and rode the escalator of globalization

Reporter Scott Tong's book tells the story of his family's journey to the West against an economic backdrop.
A paramilitary police officer stands guard in front of a portrait of the late communist leader Mao Zedong in Beijing.
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From left, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) talk with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
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Is leaving the coveted 18 to 34 advertising demographic a steep descent into irrelevance, or are advertisers still paying attention to you once you make the jump? Plus, steady she goes … this economy has officially added jobs for 86 months in a row. So why aren’t wages moving? That and more of the week’s economic news on the Weekly Wrap with The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar and The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson. And just to squeeze in some more tax plan coverage before the week is out, we look ahead to how the tax changes will hinder or help the Trump administration’s plans to tackle infrastructure in 2018.