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Rhetoric aside, a global downturn would hit the U.S., too.

Dec 10, 2018
Economic growth in the rest of the world will slow next year. And that slowing growth will take a bit of wind out the U.S. economy’s sails. So said Maurice Obstfeld, the outgoing chief economist of the IMF, this past weekend. In other words, despite “America first” rhetoric and increasingly nationalistic economic policies, the United States […]

For new Secretary of State, it’s not just politics

Dec 6, 2016
A look at the department's economic portfolio.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower December 6, 2016 in New York City.
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