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Most Americans Produce Services, Not Stuff. Trump Ignores That in Talking About Trade.
The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.... More >>

As Merkel Begins New Term, Compromises Could Undo Economic Boom
Some experts believe Germany is on the verge of refusing its own medicine on economic reform, a shift that would have major implications for Europe.... More >>

Boeing May Become a Target in a Trade War Over Trump’s Tariffs
As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.... More >>

Trump Condemns Chinese Factories. China Is Already Closing Some.
Beijing is pushing companies to sell more higher-value products, making fights over raw steel and aluminum more about China’s past than the future.... More >>

Economic Scene: Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.
Poultry tariffs applied by Europe more than a half-century ago may account for the expensive, gas-thirsty pickups in American driveways today.... More >>

China’s Communist Party Centralizes Power Over Finance and Pollution Control
Beijing plans to reorganize its financial, environmental and anti-corruption agencies as President Xi Jinping solidifies his hold on official levers.... More >>

Are Wage Gains Picking Up? Stalling? Questionable Data Makes It Hard to Say
The economy is sending mixed signals on wages. Figuring out what’s really happening is complicated by data that’s volatile, and may be getting worse.... More >>

Lotto Tickets Are Nice, Boss, but Can I Have My Bonus?
Gamelike methods can effectively motivate workers, in the right circumstances. But as United Airlines recently showed, they can also be alienating.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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