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    French Markets Surge After Euro Withstands Attack From the Right

    French Markets Surge After Euro Withstands Attack From the Right


    Marine Le Pen, one of two remaining candidates for the French presidency, in Henin-Beaumont, France, on Sunday. She has long disdained the euro as a malevolent threat to...

    With the prospect that Marine Le Pen could claim the presidency sowing concerns about the currency, the results of the election’s first round provided some respite.
    Trump's Industry, Real Estate, Poses Hurdle to Tax Overhaul

    Trump's Industry, Real Estate, Poses Hurdle to Tax Overhaul


    Donald J. Trump atop Trump Tower ahead of the building’s “topping-off” ceremony on July 2, 1982. Mr. Trump brings his career perspective in real estate to the tax overhaul question, as well as a substantial financial interest in the...

    The president, who says a sweeping plan is coming, has embraced positions that would benefit developers — a powerful lobby — and complicate changes.
    Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.

    Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.


    Jim Sholle at a union meeting in March. He lost his job after 21 years at a factory in Huntington, Ind., that supplies parts to Carrier, the furnace and air-conditioner maker. “I feel used up,” he...

    At an Indiana factory operated by the same corporate parent, more than 700 blue-collar workers are being laid off as their jobs are moved to Mexico.
    Economic View: How Best to Tax Business

    Economic View: How Best to Tax Business


    Congressional proposals for changing the corporate tax go far beyond a simple discussion of tax rates. Fundamental shifts could affect business...

    Congressional proposals for changing the corporate tax go far beyond a simple discussion of tax rates. Fundamental shifts could affect business behavior.
    Trump Roars Again on Trade, Reviewing Steel and Chiding Canada

    Trump Roars Again on Trade, Reviewing Steel and Chiding Canada


    President Trump at the signing ceremony on Thursday for an order initiating a sweeping investigation into whether steel imports are harming America’s national...

    The president ordered an investigation into steel imports, scoring a victory for his administration’s nationalists in a debate that remains far from settled.
    Trump Targets Steel Trade, but China Will Be Tough to Contain

    Trump Targets Steel Trade, but China Will Be Tough to Contain


    Workers in the vast mill in Hangzhou, owned by the Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group, which is being...

    Global steel makers blame Chinese rivals for swamping the world with unwanted product, but closing mills there can be expensive and difficult.
    Working Families: How Child Care Enriches Mothers, and Especially the Sons They Raise

    Working Families: How Child Care Enriches Mothers, and Especially the Sons They Raise


    Jasmin Cross trying to study while her sons, Sebastian and Vyvyan, played in their home in Portland, Ore. She attends a community college and their father works full time, which she said they could not do without free child care through Head...

    Government spending on high-quality day care in early years delivers an economic boon that lasts three generations, research finds.
    Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan

    Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan


    David VanSickle, a retired miner, at his home in Uniontown, Pa. Mr. VanSickle, who has breathing difficulty, attaches himself to a machine that essentially props open the airway to his lungs while he...

    Coal company bankruptcies have left coverage for retirees, many with chronic ailments, in federal hands. Unless Congress acts this month, benefits will end.
    As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful

    As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful


    President Trump was joined by members of his cabinet and coal industry workers last month as he signed an executive order rolling back United States climate change...

    President Trump has demonstrated that while he won office on a populist message, he has not consistently governed that way in the nearly 100 days in the White House.
    On Money: The Bureau of Resistance

    On Money: The Bureau of Resistance


    How long can a progressive federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stand firm against the deregulatory pressures of the Trump...

    How long can a progressive federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stand firm against the deregulatory pressures of the Trump administration?
    Trump’s Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise

    Trump’s Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise


    Protesters rallied near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday to demand that he release his tax...

    Democrats have pledged not to cooperate on an overhaul of the tax code unless they know how that rewrite would benefit the president and his family.
    Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House

    Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House


    President Trump said he no longer wanted to label China a currency...

    Startling shifts on China and the Export-Import Bank and the possible reappointment of the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve show financiers may be gaining the upper hand over the populists.
    Economic Scene: Trump Isn’t Wrong on China Currency Manipulation, Just Late

    Economic Scene: Trump Isn’t Wrong on China Currency Manipulation, Just Late


    President Trump and the Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week. Mr. Trump has promised to take action on Chinese trade and currency...

    President Trump promised action against manipulation. But Beijing is now propping up the renminbi, not weakening it. The time to act was a decade ago.
    Taking Note: The Biggest Threat to Job Growth

    Taking Note: The Biggest Threat to Job Growth


    Despite a slow month, the overall job market is steady. Wrongheaded policy could change...

    Despite a slow month, the overall job market is steady. Wrongheaded policy could change that.

    Federal Reserve on Interest Rates


    Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, announced the board’s decision on interest...

    Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, announced the board’s decision on interest rates.