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As the president’s last budget director, he helped engineer the only federal surplus to be recorded over a span of almost 40 years.
Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that the social network would empower its users to control their own data. There’s just one problem: human behavior.
Chinese brokers send goods around the world to disguise their origin and escape penalties. Tougher trade rules may end up only helping them.
Even as private employers have rebounded from the recession, the public sector’s ranks have withered, and pay and benefits have lagged.
State media have hinted that Beijing could weaponize its consumers in a trade war. But American brands are popular in China — and Chinese workers make many of their products.