The goal of all this scrutiny is to root out abuses and create a more level playing field to allow for increased competition. This should benefit consumers in the long run. In the shorter term, however, we may have to accept some unpleasant consequences
The stock market is often misused as a bellwether for the economy, especially in political debates. Yet the market has never reliably moved in concert with the economy. And today the connection between the two is weaker than at any point since World War 2
Beijing’s goal of building a self-reliant technology industry has been elevated to become a strategic pillar, part of the latest five-year plan setting out top national priorities. This means China is redoubling efforts to wean itself off foreign companies
Losses in the main U.S. stock indexes on Friday will go down in history simply as small ones in an otherwise choppy week. But assessed in more detail, they provide a remarkable example of the intense tug-of-war that now grips markets and will most likely..
It’s still possible the November election will go off without a hitch and be settled the way most elections are settled -- by simply counting the votes, assigning electors based on statewide majorities and letting the constitutional rules decide who won
- Let’s be clear: Any attempt by Republican state legislators to appoint their own set of electors — the people who will actually select the next president in the electoral college — in defiance of their states’ voters after the Nov. 3 election...
This is the time to use the great fiscal power of the United States to do what we can to support the economy and try to get through this.” Those words came from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in late April, about a month after the Coronavirus Aid
The evidence is in: At least during the first wave of Covid-19, countries with female leaders suffered far lower death rates than comparable nations led by men. This doesn’t mean that the trend will necessarily persist in a second or third wave.
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