Policy Finance / Economy

President Trump's election has at least placed new attention on economically stressed families and discouraged workers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

How Trump and Congress can help Rust Belt and low-income families through tax reform

By April Ponnuru, contributor

President Trump's election has at least placed new attention on economically stressed families and discouraged workers.

Ford planning to lay off 20,000 workers in North America, Asia

By Anna Giaritelli

The layoffs will go into effect by Oct. 1 and employees will receive early retirement incentives.

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Opposition stiffens against movement for higher minimum wage

By Sean Higgins

Governments are starting to roll back efforts as studies show that the higher minimums are hurting economies.

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Regulator warns: Banking is more concentrated, less competitive than at any time in recent history

By Joseph Lawler

The financial system remains "highly vulnerable" to crises, said Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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