Did the enhanced child tax credit really reduce household poverty?

Early studies find that the enhanced credit reduced childhood poverty and food insufficiency.
"The expanded child tax credit did not have a negative short-term employment effect that offset its documented reductions in poverty and hardship," said Chris Farrell, Marketplace senior economics contributor.
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As summer begins, ban on U.S. travel to EU nations is an economic blow

Jul 1, 2020
The transatlantic market is profitable for airlines, and it's a boon to other travel-related businesses.
EU nations will not open their borders to U.S. travelers. What does that mean for the American travel industry?
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U.S. companies want more than China's free market gestures

Nov 28, 2018
Ahead of the G-20 summit, both the United States and China are signaling a potential agreement to back off the budding trade war. President Donald Trump reportedly may delay scheduled tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing has provided more market access to international insurance companies. But there are many issues that still need to be […]

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
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Why some people are worried about drug patent protections in the new NAFTA

Oct 2, 2018
The trade agreement reached over the weekend between the U.S., Canada and Mexico includes longer intellectual property protection periods for the expensive class of drugs known as biologics.
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U.S. companies are bringing cash home, but not as much as President Trump predicted

Sep 19, 2018
The trillions that have been earned abroad aren't just sitting in a vault.
President Donald Trump expects more than $4 trillion in overseas corporate profits to flow back to the U.S. soon. Some experts say that's an unrealistic amount.
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Hundreds testify on impact of looming tariffs

Aug 23, 2018
The U.S. Trade Representative is holding hearings on $200 billion in proposed tariffs.
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Trump administration drafting dramatic curbs on legal immigration

Aug 7, 2018
The U.S. government has always been wary of immigrants who might be a drain on the economy, but soon even legal immigrants who’ve enrolled in Obamacare could be disqualified from citizenship if proposed new rules take effect. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
White House adviser Stephen Miller is one of the main architects for this new policy. 
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How the American brand is faring on the global stage

Jul 19, 2018
Trump's anti-immigration talk is doing some long-term damage to the nation's brand strength, one analyst says.
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What does the U.S get back for its foreign aid spending?

Jan 3, 2018
Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has tweeted quite a bit about foreign aid. On New Year’s Day, he complained about the amount of foreign aid we send to Pakistan and criticized its government for not doing more to stop terrorism. Yesterday, he targeted aid to Palestinians, questioning whether payments should continue. What […]