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Explaining The 'Yield Curve' Can the yield curve predict recession, or is it a dated model? Planet Money explains.
NPR.org | Jul 20, 2018 09:11 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Economic Integration At The Northern Border Few American and Canadian businesses are as tightly linked as Twin Rivers Paper's mills. Its mill in Edmundston, New Brunswick, makes pulp for its paper mill just over the river in Madawaska, Maine.
NPR.org | Jul 18, 2018 09:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Face Of Protectionism, EU And Japan Sign Huge Open-Trade Deal The agreement will create an open-trade zone for 600 million people. The parties account for approximately one-third of GDP worldwide.
NPR.org | Jul 17, 2018 5:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.
NPR.org | Jul 16, 2018 1:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Underemployment Is Affecting The Job Market Underemployment measures the number of workers placed in jobs that are below their qualifications from a bachelor's degree and beyond. The effects can be different, depending on the field of work.
NPR.org | Jul 15, 2018 12:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tariffs Hit Maine's Lobster Industry Dealers ship millions of dollars' worth of live Maine lobster to China but much of that business may be headed to Canadian lobstermen after hefty new tariffs.
NPR.org | Jul 14, 2018 12:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12.
NPR.org | Jul 13, 2018 6:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
America, Allies And A Changing World Order President Trump continues to alienate U.S. allies. What next?
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2018 2:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Conservative Family Leave Plan Gains Traction A conservative plan for paid family leave is gaining traction from Republicans. NPR's Noel King talks with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum about why her group is championing the program.
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2018 09:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
China Is Better Able To Withstand A Trade War Than In The Past The United States still buys a lot of products from China, but overall China is a lot less dependent on trade than it used to be. And Beijing now has leverage over the U.S. that it once lacked.
NPR.org | Jul 12, 2018 09:21 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend