Virginia coalminers in the industry’s 1970s heyday.
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America's coal heartland is delighted with Donald Trump's election win. But like King Canute, he can't turn back the tide of the global market push away from coal and towards renewables.
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.
Donald Trump doesn't represent as much uncertainty for markets as you might think.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect.
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Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump's legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the 'presidential puzzle.'
Flanked by his family, US President Elect Donald Trump called for unity as he claimed victory.
Leading Australian academics respond to Donald Trump’s victory, and look ahead to what kind of president he might be. Much…
The ASX200 closed down 2% on the day of the US election.
Global markets are spooked - and with good reason.
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions.
Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
Will Congress take the handoff from the Fed?
Although the economy added jobs for a 72nd month – the longest streak since WWII – growth remains sluggish. Two economists argue it's up to lawmakers and the next president to pick up the slack.
Trump has his sights set on the US Fed.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
Chair Janet Yellen acknowledges: It’s a tough call.
The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
In 2014, Obama signed executive actions aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women. Did they work?
The report not only reveals soaring incomes and falling poverty, it also confirms the gender pay gap has shrunk to a new record low.
Which economy do you live in?
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New research shows that ideological media employ a powerful method to bias partisans' economic beliefs. In turn, partisans perform mental gymnastics worthy of Simone Biles to preserve those biases.
An anti-immigrant mood has been sweeping the West, such as in Finland.
Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Clinton and Trump.
The major presidential candidates each gave an economic address this week. Get behind the problems they identified and the promises they made with this roundup of key coverage from our archive.
Trump speaks to the Detroit Economic Club at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
Trump revisited familiar themes during his economic address in Detroit and offered a few new ones. Two of our economic experts express their takeaways.
The GOP establishment may not be too disappointed if Trump never becomes president.
A host of vast and persistent economic inequalities in America has created the perfect environment for a right-wing populist like Donald Trump.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the…
Are there enough jobs for the class of 2016?
The economy added fewer jobs than expected in May, suggesting a Fed rate hike this month is off the table. What else did we learn from the report?