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    Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

    Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future


    Offshore wind farm turbines near Block Island, R.I. Claims that it is quite feasible to power the American economy entirely with energy from wind, sun and water are under...

    A Stanford professor’s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.
    Popularity Contest: Trump Is Offering Populism, Minus the Free Candy

    Popularity Contest: Trump Is Offering Populism, Minus the Free Candy


    Consider an alternate history in which the Trump administration absorbed and embraced the lessons of right-wing populists from...

    Consider an alternate history in which the Trump administration absorbed and embraced the lessons of right-wing populists from abroad.
    Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘Skills Gap’ Debate to the Fore

    Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘Skills Gap’ Debate to the Fore


    President Trump with his daughter Ivanka Trump and Gov. Scott Walker, right, touring Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The visit promoted apprenticeships and other training...

    With millions of jobs unfilled, the president seeks to expand apprenticeships. But many economists say training is not a factor in most vacancies.
    Fed Actions Show Confidence but Are Not at Trump Speed

    Fed Actions Show Confidence but Are Not at Trump Speed


    The latest rate increase brings the Fed one step closer to ending the economic stimulus campaign it began in the depths of the 2008 financial...

    The Fed raised its benchmark interest rate for the third consecutive quarter, to a range from 1 percent to 1.25 percent.
    Economic Trends: Janet Yellen and the Case of the Missing Inflation

    Economic Trends: Janet Yellen and the Case of the Missing Inflation


    Janet Yellen in Bari, Italy, for a G7 summit of finance ministers last month. The Federal Reserve, in a show of confidence in the economy, raised interest rates again on...

    With signs that the Fed has undershot its inflation target yet again, it raised rates in a move that could define her chairmanship.
    A President at War With His Fed Chief, 5 Decades Before Trump

    A President at War With His Fed Chief, 5 Decades Before Trump


    President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Fed chairman, William McChesney Martin, at a bill-signing in 1966. Their differences over the economy led to a fiery...

    President Trump’s big plans may be on a collision course with the Fed chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, who's preparing to tap the fiscal brakes. The dynamic could echo that of the Johnson administration.
    Markets Unfazed as Federal Reserve Nears Plan to Shed Bonds

    Markets Unfazed as Federal Reserve Nears Plan to Shed Bonds


    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan. The Fed may announce how it will reduce its bond holdings on...

    The Fed is preparing a plan to reduce its $4.5 trillion portfolio of securities, which it accumulated in an effort to boost the economy during the Great Recession.
    Preparing for ‘Brexit,’ Britons Face Economic Pinch at Home

    Preparing for ‘Brexit,’ Britons Face Economic Pinch at Home


    Amusement parks in Blackpool, on England’s northwestern coast. More Britons are likely to forgo European holidays this summer as the pound loses value against the...

    In a tumultuous period of political uncertainty, Britain’s economy is markedly slowing and consumers are grappling with rising prices.
    Economic View: Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs

    Economic View: Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs


    Jennifer Dionisio (second from right) wanted to be a role model for her daughters, from left, Erin, Regan and Ally, and named Three Sisters Farm and Dairy after...

    Research shows that women are less likely to consider entrepreneurship, largely because they don’t see other women entrepreneurs as role models.