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    Interviewing Truck Drivers at a Crossroads

    Interviewing Truck Drivers at a Crossroads


    Allen Deter at the Petro truck stop in Effingham,...

    “Their work was tough, often lonely, and the stories poured out of them as though people beyond their fraternity had rarely asked about it.”
    Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

    Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy


    Juan Guerrero, right, and Joseph Waseme securing materials on a truck bed at a Roofers Supply lot in Salt Lake City. The company needs at least 15 more drivers to meet demand, but has had trouble finding...

    In Utah, the 3.1 percent jobless rate has helped drive up wages, and the biggest problem is no longer a dearth of jobs but of people to do them.
    Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees

    Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees


    A Goldwind project in Shawmut, Mont. The company has an agreement to supply turbines for a project in Carbon County, Wyo., that will provide 200...

    A Chinese turbine maker with a practice of seeking local workers sees benefit in focusing attention on a core group of Trump supporters in need of jobs.
    Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.

    Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.


    An Uber car crossing the Ninth Street Bridge in downtown Pittsburgh last September, when a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions began picking up riders in a test...

    Nine months after Uber rolled out self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, the city’s relationship with the ride-hailing company has soured.
    Trump Sends Nafta Renegotiation Notice to Congress

    Trump Sends Nafta Renegotiation Notice to Congress


    A truck heading for Windsor, Ontario, on the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Canada and Mexico have supported changes to...

    The letter from Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed United States trade representative, was scant on details.
    Economic View: How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble

    Economic View: How Tales of ‘Flippers’ Led to a Housing Bubble


    The boom and bust cycle in the housing market had terrible consequences. Yet unless we fully understand its causes, we may end up repeating...

    The boom and bust cycle in the housing market had terrible consequences. Yet unless we fully understand its causes, we may end up repeating it.
    Japan’s Economy Is Growing, but Don’t Call It a Hot Streak

    Japan’s Economy Is Growing, but Don’t Call It a Hot Streak


    Workers in Tokyo’s business district. In the latest quarter, consumption and business investment both...

    A fifth consecutive quarter of growth amounts to the longest run of expansion in more than a decade. But weak inflation and stagnant wages suggest it won’t last.
    Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.

    Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.


    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that total household debt had reached a new peak — $12.7 trillion — in the first three months of the...

    Nearly a decade after the 2008 credit bubble, Americans have accumulated a total of $12.7 trillion in debt — a new peak.
    Republican Hopes for Rewriting Tax Code in 2017 Are Fading

    Republican Hopes for Rewriting Tax Code in 2017 Are Fading


    Speaker Paul D. Ryan has been promoting a 20 percent tax on imports, which the House will take a look at next...

    Upheaval at the White House and a growing list of matters for Congress to address have made the prospect even of tax cuts likely to be pushed into the next year.

    Movers: Stocks Slide


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    Ruling on E.U. Trade Deals Retains a Hurdle for ‘Brexit’ Talks

    Ruling on E.U. Trade Deals Retains a Hurdle for ‘Brexit’ Talks


    The container port in Singapore last month. The decision by the European Union’s highest court affirmed that all the national parliaments of the bloc must have a say in trade...

    The European Union’s highest court has affirmed that some aspects of trade agreements need to be ratified by all the bloc’s national parliaments.
    Mother’s Pay: The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely Because of Motherhood

    Mother’s Pay: The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely Because of Motherhood


    Some women work just as much after having children, but employers pay them less, too, assuming they will be less committed, research...

    Some women work just as much after having children, but employers pay them less, too, assuming they will be less committed, research shows.
    Economic Trends: What the Tea Leaves Tell Us About Trump’s Trade Agenda

    Economic Trends: What the Tea Leaves Tell Us About Trump’s Trade Agenda


    A steel factory in Handan, China. The Commerce Department has begun investigations into whether the United States’ national security is endangered by current trade practices around steel and...

    There seems to be a willingness to compromise to achieve broader diplomatic goals.
    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.