Reporting On The Economy
Wilbur Ross, who made his fortune by buying distressed businesses and turning them around for profit, is known as “the king of bankruptcy.”
The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has revised its global economic forecast, and things are looking up.
Donald Trump’s election, and the early actions of his transition team, have shored up investor confidence in the short term, with major U.S. stock indices rising since Nov. 8.
Under Trump’s proposal, some middle- and lower-income people could actually pay more in taxes.
A mere 16 percent of Republicans had hope for the economy prior to November 8. Afterward — 49 percent.
Donald Trump’s surprise victory, plus the GOP holding on to House and Senate majorities, means the Democrats will be in a tough spot come January.
Chasing The Dream | Poverty & Opportunity in America
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A report found that nearly 60% of NYC residents have trouble paying household expenses.
Eva's Village in Paterson helps clients beat back addictions and find jobs.
Breakthrough New York is helping low-income students apply to some of the best NYC schools
CHASING THE DREAM
A granular look at how increasing the minimum wage is playing out in four Northern California cities where pay increases have been in place for at least two years.
Through the voices of individuals and the complexities of history, our collaborators at WNYC’s On the Media lay open the tales we tell ourselves about poverty.
CHASING THE DREAM
When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts.
Reporting On Finance
President-elect Donald Trump pledged in his campaign to throw out what he called stifling regulations.
The sweeping legislation passed in 2010 to address problems underlying the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Wall Street has spent $1.4 billion on donations and lobbying this election, more than twice the contributions by any other industry.
There are many ways to measure the tipping points in this election. Polls, of course and social media buzz too. Also, market response to the political sparring of the moment.
The wild battles between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been blamed for swings on Wall Street.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did agree on one thing during their second debate: changing the tax code so that super-wealthy investment fund managers foot a higher tax bill.
Reporting On Income Inequality
In general, President-elect Donald Trump’s ideas about poverty haven’t been clear.
More than 950,000 very low-income households in the state spend at least half of their wages on rent, according to the Florida Housing Coalition’s Home Matters report.
Fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015 compared with 2014, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.
The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally.
Reporting On Industry And Trade
Mexicans are anxious about the future of NAFTA, and how the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may seek to change or even withdraw from the agreement.
President-elect Donald Trump is threatening to impose heavy taxes on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas and still try to sell their products to Americans.
American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico
The appliance manufacturer has agreed to keep some 1,000 jobs in the U.S. after discussions with Trump’s team.
How Trump’s opposition to NAFTA affects Canada
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