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Jobs growth declined in June

Jobs growth declined in June

The unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent after falling to 3.8 percent in May. | Erik Schelzig/AP Photo The tight labor market continued to produce bafflingly weak wage growth. By IAN KULLGREN 07/06/2018 08:35 AM EDT Updated 07/08/2018 03:33 PM EDT 2018-07-08T03:33-0400 Job growth decelerated in June, the government reported Friday, as employers struggled […]

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What If Tariffs Cost Trump The Farm Vote?

What If Tariffs Cost Trump The Farm Vote?

In 1977, Jimmy Carter made an improbable journey from Georgia peanut grower to Democratic president in part by playing on his humble roots and receiving support from America’s farmers. Yet this bedrock voting constituency abandoned a fellow farmer to back Ronald Reagan four years later, after Carter punished Moscow for invading Afghanistan by cutting off […]

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Wall Street titans fail to explain Trump to China

Wall Street titans fail to explain Trump to China

For the Chinese, it’s an opportunity to maintain good relationships with business leaders who invest heavily in their economy. | Getty As China and the United States escalate a trade war, the Chinese government is turning to familiar Wall Street and Washington insiders for advice on understanding President Donald Trump — with underwhelming results. Corporate […]

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