China’s coal use has gone down two years in a row – or has it?
It's a transition the rest of the world is watching: How can we know whether coal use in China – the world's largest emitter – is going up or down?
Angry rhetoric won’t get us anywhere.
Presidential candidates are using voter anger to fuel more divisions and discord rather than to start a conversation about the collapse of collective bargaining.
Donald Trump's support among Republican voters has remained strong even as he has disparaged a variety of groups. Will his support from his business partners do the same?
FDR’s New Deal helped end Depression-era lines like this one.
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A case before the Supreme Court could deal a major blow to unions, highlighting the need for leaders of business and labor to negotiate a new New Deal.
Even Congress gets into the Christmas spirit.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
Will your share of the income pie get bigger or smaller in 2016?
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Three of our regular writers offer their thoughts on the key economic issues and themes in the new year.
Researchers and NGOs will be necessary to ensure climate pledges are kept.
Research universities and nongovernmental organizations have an important role to play in helping countries reach their goals.
The future of work is an issue on many people’s minds.
Talk about the future of work is in the air these days, but will all the chatter lead to action and better living standards for tomorrow's workers?
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Who will stand out after Wednesday’s debate?
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
Displeased: consumers have lost trust in Volkswagen – and its marketing.
Can VW rebuild public trust? Its survival may depend on repairing the image damage caused by deception over clean diesels.
Is there a better way to predict whether someone once released will return behind bars?
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Two-thirds of released prisoners in the US are arrested again within three years. Here's how we could change that.
How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
While our labor laws aren’t quite as old as the Dead Sea scrolls, they still need updating.
The president's proposal to more than double the overtime threshold was a good first step, but he shouldn't stop there.
The FDIC sold nearly 500 banks in the financial crisis, losing $90 billion in the process.
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The FDIC – and taxpayers – lost US$90 billion selling almost 500 failed banks. Where did all those banks go?
Nuclear reactors in Tricastin, France.
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Few plants have been built in the West since the '70s, and the ones that have been built have suffered from cost overruns and delays.
Rand Paul speaks to New Hampshire voters as a banner featuring his campaign logo hangs in the background.
The use of logos is a relatively recent development in American campaigns. Now, they're more important than ever before.
Senator Warren has had pointed words on the subject of TPA.
While the Obama Administration vociferously disagrees, Trade Promotion Authority opens the door to watering down financial reform.