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    The Fed’s Rate-Raising Days Are Over. Wall Street Couldn’t Be Happier.


    Investors have finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Federal Reserve’s sharp turn away from steady rate...

    Investors have finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Federal Reserve’s sharp turn away from steady rate increases.
    Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker

    Amazon and Union at Odds Over Firing of Staten Island Warehouse Worker


    Justin Rashad Long was a former employee at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island. Long is accusing the company of firing him for speaking out about the working conditions...

    After the company’s plans for a big New York presence ran into labor issues, a union says that an employee was fired for speaking out about working conditions.
    Square Feet: Another Role for Construction Cranes: Economic Indicator

    Square Feet: Another Role for Construction Cranes: Economic Indicator


    Cranes over the Seattle skyline. The RLB Crane Index counts the construction equipment in 13 North American cities as a tool for its clients, who use it to assess hiring...

    To help its clients assess hiring trends, a construction consulting firm created a crane index, which also provides a snapshot of the economy.
    Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58

    Alan B. Krueger, Economic Aide to Clinton and Obama, Is Dead at 58


    President Barack Obama introduced Alan B. Krueger as the next chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in August...

    A labor economist, Princeton scholar, Treasury official and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The police said the cause was suicide.
    Trump Rebukes General Motors and Union Over Idling of Lordstown Plant

    Trump Rebukes General Motors and Union Over Idling of Lordstown Plant


    General Motors ended production at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, about two weeks ago. President Trump appears to have become fixated on seeing that the plant...

    In a Twitter barrage, the president called on G.M. and the United Auto Workers to start talks that would put an Ohio factory back to work.
    Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias

    Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias


    A panel discussion at the American Economic Association conference in Atlanta in January. The association has announced several measures to combat harassment and discrimination against women and minorities in the...

    Survey findings are prompting the profession’s leaders to take action to prevent sex discrimination and physical abuse of female economists.

    Milton Moskowitz, ‘Best Companies’ List Maker, Is Dead at 91


    He and a colleague first wrote about the 100 best places to work in 1984. The list they created has appeared annually in Fortune magazine since...

    He and a colleague first wrote about the 100 best places to work in 1984. The list they created has appeared annually in Fortune magazine since 1998.
    Economic View: You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You

    Economic View: You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You


    Trade wars, budget showdowns or anything else that scares people can spiral into a recession, the economist Austan Goolsbee says. It’s happened...

    Trade wars, budget showdowns or anything else that scares people can spiral into a recession, the economist Austan Goolsbee says. It’s happened before.
    What’s Driving Automakers Out of Europe?

    What’s Driving Automakers Out of Europe?


    The factory in Sunderland, England, where Nissan was going to produce its next X-Trail sport utility vehicle -- until it decided to do the work in Japan...

    Blame has been cast on events like Brexit, but there are other changes that are reshaping the industry globally.
    ‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave.

    ‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave.


    As some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent start-ups prepare to go public, networks of their former employees are expected to plow big sums of money into a new generation of...

    As some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent start-ups prepare to go public, networks of their former employees are expected to plow big sums of money into a new generation of firms.
    Sharp Drop in Hiring Brings Dose of Realism

    Sharp Drop in Hiring Brings Dose of Realism


    Construction in Lewiston, Me., in January. The global economy also appears more fragile now than it has been in recent...

    But wage growth and jobless figures are showing the strength of the labor market.
    Uber Settles Drivers’ Lawsuit for $20 Million

    Uber Settles Drivers’ Lawsuit for $20 Million


    Uber settled a long-running legal battle with drivers in California and Massachusetts for $20...

    Uber settled a lawsuit with drivers who sought employment status, resolving a longstanding legal issue ahead of its initial public offering.
    Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near

    Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near


    People in Istanbul last June under a large election poster of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Last year, after Mr. Erdogan said he intended to be more involved with Turkey’s Central Bank, the lira sank to record...

    Turkish government figures show two consecutive quarters of declining growth amid falling investor confidence, shrinking investment and rising prices.
    Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding

    Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding


    President Trump’s proposed budget is expected to include more funds for a wall but spending cuts in other...

    The president’s budget, to be unveiled Monday, asks for $8.6 billion to build border barriers while increasing military spending and cutting domestic programs.
    In Silicon Valley, Plans for a Monument to Silicon Valley

    In Silicon Valley, Plans for a Monument to Silicon Valley


    A group in San Jose, Calif., wants a worldwide competition to design a suitable landmark to celebrate the achievements of the tech...

    A group in San Jose, Calif., wants a worldwide competition to design a suitable landmark to celebrate the achievements of the tech companies.
    The Jobs Report Was the Weakest in Months. Here’s Why.

    The Jobs Report Was the Weakest in Months. Here’s Why.


    Prospective workers looked for opportunities on Thursday while meeting with recruiters at a job fair for veterans in...

    February’s meager gain follows other signs of economic sluggishness. But there were encouraging signs in the data as well.
    Labor Department Seeks to Make More Eligible for Overtime

    Labor Department Seeks to Make More Eligible for Overtime


    The Labor Department’s proposal on overtime would affect salaried workers making less than $35,000, up from...

    The proposal would affect salaried workers making less than $35,000, up from about $23,700, but is less sweeping than an Obama administration plan.