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    The Great American Cardboard Comeback

    The Great American Cardboard Comeback


    ‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one...

    ‘No one is shocked when a paper mill closes anymore. The shocking thing is when one reopens.’
    Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans

    Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans


    President Trump with the tax bill at a signing ceremony at the White House in December...

    Polling shows those getting smaller refunds are less likely to view the tax overhaul favorably, even if their take-home pay grew.
    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 accuses Amazon of firing him for speaking out about working conditions in its Staten Island...

    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.

    Fed, Dimming Its Economic Outlook, Predicts No Rate Increases This Year


    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing...

    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing economy.

    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.
    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.
    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.