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    Booming Economy May Be Little Felt as Voters Decide


    Republicans say the economy will help them in November. Democrats say it won’t. New data says the full story is more...

    Republicans say the economy will help them in November. Democrats say it won’t. New data says the full story is more complicated.
    Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race

    Trade War Worries Iowa Republicans in a Close House Race


    Boyd Trueman grinds down some welds at Curbtender, which makes garbage trucks, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The unemployment rate in Iowa is one of the lowest in the...

    In a region where farm troubles can ripple through the economy, even backers of President Trump are wary of the damage a tariff battle could cause.
    Some States Sitting on Piles of Cash, and Cities Want a Cut

    Some States Sitting on Piles of Cash, and Cities Want a Cut


    Broken street lights are saved for spare parts in Lorain, Ohio. Many of the working lights are so old there are no longer parts available to repair...

    States like Ohio are placing their surpluses in rainy-day funds, but cities that have suffered because of cuts since the recession say it is time to loosen up.
    At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor

    At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor


    A month after the 2016 election, Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence visited Carrier’s Indianapolis factory to claim credit for saving workers’ jobs. Today, employees report rising absenteeism and low...

    Twenty months after the president-elect reached a deal to keep blue-collar jobs from leaving the country, absenteeism plagues the Indiana plant.
    An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump’s to Tout

    An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump’s to Tout


    President Trump touring a steel mill in Granite City, Ill., in late July. Economists are quick to point out that presidents of both parties are assigned more credit or blame than they deserve for the...

    Both presidents have had trouble turning better times into higher approval ratings. But this time the challenge is in the hands of a salesman.
    Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions

    Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions


    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Turks to support the struggling lira by exchanging any foreign currency, saying that Turkey faces an economic...

    Frustrated by Turkish delays in releasing an American pastor, President Trump announced economic sanctions as Turkey’s currency plummets.
    Strategies: Vanguard Warns of Worsening Odds for the Economy and Markets

    Strategies: Vanguard Warns of Worsening Odds for the Economy and Markets


    The $5 trillion money manager says the probabilities are rising for more difficult times ahead. But many investors have not made any...

    The $5 trillion money manager says the probabilities are rising for more difficult times ahead. But many investors have not made any preparations.
    Tech We’re Using: Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers

    Tech We’re Using: Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers


    Neil Irwin, a senior economics correspondent, at home in Washington. “I tend to be a late adopter of new tools, intentionally,” he...

    Neil Irwin, who covers economics for The Upshot, often turns to “Fred,” a site full of economic data that is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
    Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor

    Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor


    Richard Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., at a 2016 demonstration in Indiana over plans by the Carrier Corporation to relocate jobs abroad. After setbacks in several states, the labor movement mobilized Missouri voters to block anti-union...

    After setbacks in other states and in the Supreme Court, workers’ groups overturned right-to-work legislation before it took effect.
    Have You Been Looking for a Job in the U.S. Recently? Tell Us Your Story

    Have You Been Looking for a Job in the U.S. Recently? Tell Us Your Story


    A plant in Spartanburg, S.C., that assembles components for BMWs. With strong jobs growth in manufacturing in July, the unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent, the lowest since the government began collecting data...

    We want to hear from Americans who have been looking for jobs in this expanding domestic economy.
    Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery

    Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery


    A plant in Spartanburg, S.C., that assembles components for BMWs. With strong jobs growth in manufacturing in July, the unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent, the lowest since the government began collecting data...

    Unemployment among those without a high school diploma has declined by two-thirds since the economy’s low point, the latest jobs report shows.
    Bank of England Raises Interest Rates Amid Brexit Worries

    Bank of England Raises Interest Rates Amid Brexit Worries


    Before the decision, policy makers at the Bank of England voiced concern about inflation, which, at 2.4 percent, is above the bank’s 2 percent...

    Officially, the move was to tamp down inflation. But policymakers also want to increase the tools at their disposal should the economy suffer after Brexit.
    Europe Feels the Squeeze of the Trump Trade Tariffs

    Europe Feels the Squeeze of the Trump Trade Tariffs


    Volkswagen, which reported a 7 percent increase in quarterly earnings Wednesday, also warned that trade tensions could become a drag on sales and...

    Business managers worry whether a cease-fire between Brussels and the White House will hold. The uncertainty is bad for growth.
    Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady but, Defying Trump, Signals Increases to Come

    Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady but, Defying Trump, Signals Increases to Come


    The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at its August meeting. The Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell, has been under attack from President Trump over the Fed’s interest rate...

    Federal Reserve officials upgraded their already high marks for their economy, issuing a statement that keeps them on track to raise rates next month and in December.
    San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch

    San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch


    A grocery store and food court, the Market, downstairs from Twitter’s offices in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood. A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new buildings, encouraging tech workers to go out to...

    A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals.
    FACT CHECK: Trump’s Numbers on ‘Amazing’ Economy Sometimes Don’t Add Up

    FACT CHECK: Trump’s Numbers on ‘Amazing’ Economy Sometimes Don’t Add Up


    When President Trump spoke Friday after the quarterly release of national economic data, he took credit for several trends that had begun before he took...

    Tying recent growth to his policy moves, the president offered broad pronouncements and a litany of statistics. Some were well founded, others less so.
    Times Reporters Answer Questions About Our G.D.P. Coverage

    Times Reporters Answer Questions About Our G.D.P. Coverage


    Two New York Times reporters answer 11 questions that readers submitted seeking more insight into our coverage of the gross domestic...

    Two New York Times reporters answer 11 questions that readers submitted seeking more insight into our coverage of the gross domestic product.