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Changes To National Environmental Policy Act Proposed

Changes To National Environmental Policy Act Proposed

President Donald Trump is set to make significant changes to the nation’s oldest and most established environmental law. The 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act, signed into law by Richard M. Nixon in 1969, is a landmark... 
House Passes New North American Trade Deal

House Passes New North American Trade Deal

A new North American trade deal has been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives after more than a year of negotiations. The chamber has voted 385 to 41 to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Thirty-eight... 
World Trade Organization Facing Crisis

World Trade Organization Facing Crisis

The World Trade Organization (WTO) may be about to face the biggest crisis in its 25-year history. The organization is about to lose its ability to resolve international trade disputes. There are only three members left on the... 
New Changes Coming To Food Stamp Rules

New Changes Coming To Food Stamp Rules

The Trump administration has issued a new rule regarding work requirements for food stamp recipients that could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of people. Under the new rule, states would be limited from exempting work-eligible... 
Many Shoppers Chose Black Friday Deals Online

Many Shoppers Chose Black Friday Deals Online

A larger portion of the shopping done during Thanksgiving and Black Friday now happens online. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, for the first time, a majority of people planned to do their holiday shopping online... 
15 Countries Ready To Sign World’s Largest Trade Deal

15 Countries Ready To Sign World’s Largest Trade Deal

The world’s biggest free trade deal could be signed next year. The deal, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), involves the 10 countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc and... 
Hiring Down Across The U.S.

Hiring Down Across The U.S.

A new survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) shows that hiring by U.S. companies has fallen sharply in recent months. According to an NABE summary of the survey, only 20 percent of companies... 
U.S. Unemployment At 50-year Low

U.S. Unemployment At 50-year Low

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to near a 50-year low in September, according to the Labor Department’s monthly employment report. The two-tenths of a percentage point drop in the unemployment rate from 3.7 percent in August... 
U.S. Deficit Is Now More Than $1 Trillion

U.S. Deficit Is Now More Than $1 Trillion

For the first time in seven years, the federal deficit has topped $1 trillion. According to a budget review by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. budget deficit widened to $1.067 trillion for the first 11 months... 
Oil Shares Rise 1.1 Percent—a Near 6-Month High—After US Crackdown on Iran

Oil Shares Rise 1.1 Percent—a Near 6-Month High—After US Crackdown on Iran

Placing strict new measures on Iran’s crude exports—and surprising the market in the process—President Donald Trump helped oil prices rally to a near six-month high on Tuesday.  When the current administration... 
US New Home Sales Are On the Rise

US New Home Sales Are On the Rise

New single family homes sales are on the rise, right now, and on their way to their highest marker in more than a year. Indeed, the numbers from March seem to suggest that lower mortgage rates and a drop in home prices have...