Nixon convinced Fed Chair Arthur Burns, seated left, to lower interest rates, helping him win re-election in 1972.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
London Metropolitan Police officers arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on April 11.
If the Swedish charges against Assange are revived he could face a second extradition request, on top of the existing request from the US. Then it will be up to the UK to decide which to prioritise.
The WTO’s home in Geneva.
A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
Several 2020 presidential candidates have called for reparations for slavery in the U.S.
AP Photo/Douglas Healey
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
A ‘hard Brexit’ appears increasingly likely.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
American companies still face enormous uncertainty about how they'll be doing business in the UK and EU in the coming years, particularly as the April 12 Brexit deadline draws closer.
The Mohave rattlesnake — poster child for venom variation among rattlesnakes.
The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
Guards take apart the death penalty chamber at San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
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A law professor from the University of California, Hastings considers why a moratorium in California could be influential.
YKK-brand zipper on a pair of jeans.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.
Central American migrants crossing Suchiate River on makeshift boats.
(Iván Francisco Porraz)
As migrant caravans become commonplace, life goes on along the frontera sur where tumultuous Central America and the poorest part of Mexico meet.
Critics say the U.S. can’t afford a Green New Deal.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Democrats such as Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey are proposing an ambitious decarbonization plan that critics are calling unaffordable. A green economist explains how the US could pay for it.
Slavery was a sticking point at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
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The Apportionment Clause forbids a direct tax on wealth. Expanding the 16th Amendment would not only allow such a tax but abolish slavery's last remnant in the US Constitution as well.
Does a few more trillion make a difference?
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Although US debt may be at eye-popping levels, an economist explains why it shouldn't keep you up at night.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Johannesburg in 2018.
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has new aspirations in Africa in pursuit of his country's assertiveness in the global arena.
In a return to realism, geopolitical headwinds challenge the US-led campaign against international corporate corruption.
Optical fibres carry data from the web, these cables were previously neutral containers – but not anymore.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
What will it take for the president and speaker to shake hands again?
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
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The latest survey by IAFEI, Duke University and Grenoble Ecole de Management indicate that nearly half of US CFOs believe the nation's economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
Federal employees rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown.
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The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.