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Cato Institute (blog)

Why Does President Trump Want to Pump Prime the Economy?
Cato Institute (blog)
Trump seemed much less animated by the subject of budget cuts than the subject of spending increases. “We're also going to prime the pump,” he said. “You know what I mean by 'prime the pump'? In order to get this” — the economy — “going, and going ...

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Scientific American

Was the Clean Power Plan Really Bad for the Economy?
Scientific American
While economic studies on the rule have varied wildly, the Trump administration is relying on one paid for by the coal lobby and conducted by NERA Economic Consulting. NERA found that the Clean Power Plan could cause double-digit electricity price ...
Pruitt can't be trusted with economy or EPA: Your SayUSA TODAY

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CNBC

This is what immigration means to the US economy in two charts
CNBC
The economy is expected to grow at about 2 percent, and "what's behind that projection is the assumption of labor force growth and productivity growth ... that is a combination of assumptions about the participation rate and the growth of the population.

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Confidence in Economy Grows as Income and Employment Expectations Rise
Utah Business
Salt Lake City—The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index (CAI) increased in March, jumping 8.8 points to 123.5. The increase primarily resulted from high expectations for the economy over the next six months. The overall CAI currently sits 8.1 ...

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CNBC

Fixing housing could bring $300 billion back to US economy, new ...
CNBC
Feeble U.S. economic growth since the Great Recession is due almost entirely to a plunge in homeownership to more-than-50-year lows, according to new data ...

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BusinessNorth.com

REIF finds growing confidence in region's economy
BusinessNorth.com
The region's economy is rebounding from a mining downturn that created a two-year unemployment spike, according to survey information presented Tuesday at the Regional Economic Indicators Forum (REIF), which is sponsored by National Bank of ...



Reuters

Consumer confidence hits 16-year high in boost to economy
Reuters
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, indicating the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the ...
Gallup index: Economic confidence lowest since Trump electedUPI.com
Trump supporters' sunny view of economy sends consumer confidence to 16-year highThe Columbus Dispatch

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China's Economy Holds Steady in First Quarter, But Wobbly Signs Emerge, Survey Finds
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
China's economy held steady in the first quarter, though the momentum, fueled by government-directed spending and low-cost funding, may be tough to sustain, according to a private quarterly survey. The stimulus-fueled engines that powered the Chinese ...



PBS NewsHour

Ask the Headhunter: Why recruiters aren't always good for the economy
PBS NewsHour
New research and analysis from Federal Reserve economists reveal a problem of mismatches between workers, salaries and productivity, but doesn't identify and discuss the structural cause of the problem: counterproductive recruiting, writes Ask the ...



Harvard Business Review

How Organizations Can Thrive in the Digital Economy
Harvard Business Review
We live in a digital economy: a virtual environment that has changed the rules of doing business and made disruption the norm. It has put customers, not companies, in charge. And it has transformed workforce dynamics as the “born digital” millennials ...


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