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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Trying to Revive Puerto Rico’s Devastated Coffee Industry

Taking a break from conquering Broadway, making movies and writing books, Lin-Manuel Miranda tromped up a muddy slope in Puerto Rico’s highlands on Wednesday assessing his next challenge: helping revive the island’s ailing coffee industry. Read More

Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat
Economy
Rising Tide Hasn’t Lifted Trump’s Boat

October 19, 2018 By Mark Z. Barabak   [caption id="attachment_2232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charts on economic outlook under President Trump. Los Angeles Times 2018[/caption]   RENO, Nev. — When the Great Recession hit, it walloped Nevada like no other state, claiming... Read More

Top-Spending Republican Group Says Little About Trump Tax Law in Campaign
2018 Midterms
Top-Spending Republican Group Says Little About Trump Tax Law in Campaign

A deep-pocketed Republican group that began the year vowing to focus on the tax overhaul has mentioned the GOP’s signature legislative achievement in just a fraction of its TV ads in 2018, a signal that the issue hasn’t... Read More

McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits
In The News
McConnell Blames Entitlements, Not GOP, for Rising Deficits

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans ... Read More

The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
Economy
The Data Gap in Measuring Alternative Work
2018-10-17 01:11:16
by TWN Staff

In recent decades, globalization and technological change has disrupted work and accelerated changing dynamics between workers and companies, giving rise to more alternative work arrangements. Read More

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
Congress
Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone?
2018-10-17 01:05:08
by TWN Staff

Despite all the blustering on the campaign trail about the debt and deficit, this week the Treasury Department announced a fiscal year 2018 deficit of $779 billion. This is the largest deficit since 2012, two years after the... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court ... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018-10-15 01:24:36
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992
Federal Budget
Trump’s First Annual Budget Deficit Will be Widest Since 1992

The U.S. budget deficit expanded to an estimated $782 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, which would be the widest fiscal gap since 2012 when the country was still emerging from the 2007-09 recession. Read More

Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
Economy
Bipartisan Legislation in New Jersey Extends Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development
2018-10-03 00:16:37
by TWN Staff

A recent move by the New Jersey State Senate would provide extended funding for manufacturing workforce development in a state where more than 1 million jobs are supported by the industry. The bipartisan legislation... Read More

Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations
Trade
Trump Calls Revamped NAFTA a New Model of US Trade Relations

October 1, 2018 By Don Lee and Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday lauded the new trade accord with Canada and Mexico as the most important ever for the United States and “a historic win” for American... Read More

White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency
In The News
White House Formally Taps Rep. Darrell Issa to Lead Trade Agency

The White House officially nominated Rep. Darrell Issa on Friday to be the new director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Read More

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