Economy

Democrats Will Push to Restore State and Local Tax Deductions Economy
Democrats Will Push to Restore State and Local Tax Deductions

One of the most contentious fights of the Republicans’ tax law is about to go another round. Democrats from high-tax states — including California — are preparing a new push to restore the state and local tax deduction... Read More

Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays Economy
Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays

Big states such as California, New York and Texas likely will miss out on millions in sales tax revenue this holiday shopping season because they have failed to implement laws and regulations for collecting state sales tax from... Read More

US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November Economy
US Hiring Slows to 155,000 Jobs in November

Job growth slowed significantly in November but still was solid, indicating the economy remains in good shape but not expanding so quickly that it will lead to sharply higher interest rates. U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs last month, well below ... Read More

Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains Trade
Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains

President Donald Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed a revision of the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement early Friday, but their ceremony did not disguise the tensions remaining or... Read More

Exploring the Future of Work Spotlight
Exploring the Future of Work
2018-11-30 20:29:03
by TWN Staff

As the nature of work dramatically changes in the 21st century, new leaders are emerging to tackle the challenges of our shifting economic landscape. Workers are facing growing uncertainty in the labor market, and their relationship with their employers must ... Read More

Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First? Opinions
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?
2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

Population Growth Doesn’t Equal Wage Growth in These Cities Economy
Population Growth Doesn’t Equal Wage Growth in These Cities

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Sun Belt cities have drawn flocks of new residents looking for warm weather, recreation and a low cost of living. But instead of creating widespread wealth, the influx has led to a proliferation... Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
2018-11-02 11:18:05
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North... Read More

Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US Economy
Bolton Calls National Debt ‘Economic Threat’ to US

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton called the national debt a “threat to the society” that requires significant cuts to the government’s discretionary spending. Bolton, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by the Alexander... Read More

Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady Economy
Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 if the GOP is Still in Charge, Says Brady

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is appearing to punt President Donald Trump’s new middle class tax cut plan to 2019. Rep. Kevin Brady made clear Friday that the additional 10 percent middle class... Read More

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

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