COVID-19

Trump's stock market concern could make dealing with COVID-19 tough

Feb 26, 2020
Is that concern misplaced? A New York Times economics writer talks about it.
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Ahead of the State of the Union address, what's the current state of health care?

Feb 4, 2020
The White House says lowering the cost of health care, especially prescription drugs, will be a key theme of the President’s address. What else?
President Donald Trump delivering the 2019 State of the Union address as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence look on.
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Trade showdown

Trump says U.S., China have reached a deal; new tariffs are canceled

Dec 13, 2019
The Chinese have agreed to purchases of American manufactured products as part of a so-called Phase 1 deal, according to the president's Twitter account.
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How We Give

Charities worry giving will fall for a second straight year

Dec 2, 2019
They blame the 2017 tax bill.
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Trade showdown

Furious, China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong bills

Nov 28, 2019
The U.S. laws mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses in Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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The Federal Reserve will have a lot to talk about this week

Sep 16, 2019
The central bankers will decide whether or not to cut interest rates.
Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in June.
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What’s really happening when markets react to trade war news

Aug 26, 2019
When news breaks on the trade war, algorithms and wishful thinking kick in.
The U.S. flag flies outside the New York Stock Exchange.
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Boris Johnson and Donald Trump: World leaders "cut from the same cloth?"

Aug 22, 2019
The president has warmly endorsed Britain’s new prime minister. But is this a match made in heaven, or a marriage of convenience?
Then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump greet each other before a United Nations meeting in New York in 2017.
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Trump's Greenland interest throws mining into focus

Aug 22, 2019
Greenland might not be for sale, but it is open for business. And that could mean a boom for its mining industry.
Nuuk Harbour, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
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Two presidents, a similar economy

Aug 20, 2019
Washington Post correspondent Heather Long compiled a series of charts comparing the Trump and Obama presidencies.
A container ship unloads cargo from Asia at the Port of Long Beach in California. U.S. business leaders are concerned about the trade war.
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