Reporting On The Economy
As Treasury Secretary Jack Lew prepares to leave the office he’s held for nearly four years, he spoke with David Brancaccio about his economic legacy.
This adviser says a few key December money moves may lower your taxes.
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.
Discussion around the presidential candidates' thoughts on the labor market and their plans to reduce the national debt.
Reporting On Finance
New York University professor Lily Batchelder finds that tax cuts for the wealthy could end up being proportionally larger than those for low- and middle-class families.
Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts.
If these become law, that may call for managing finances differently.
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.
Many voters might have been left bewildered by the claims and counter claims of the presidential candidates about their tax plans during the debates.
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
During a presidential campaign, candidates make a lot of promises. History shows us the winners often have trouble keeping them.
U.S.-allied Asian ambassadors on Tuesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade 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
Neil Irwin, senior correspondent at The New York Times, weighed in on what each candidate is saying on trade.
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CHASING THE DREAM
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CHASING THE DREAM
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