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Real Time Economics



Economic insight and analysis from The Wall Street Journal.



Last Build Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:08:30 +0000

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Fewer High-School Grads Enrolled in College Last Year

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:54:08 +0000

More young people are choosing jobs after high school instead of going to college as the economic recovery extends to even teenage workers.


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Owning Is the New Renting: Homeownership Trends Upward as U.S. Loses Renter Households

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:08:41 +0000

The U.S. added 1.3 million owner households over the last year—and lost 286,000 renter households.


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Real Time Economics: Check-In On the U.S. Economy | U.S.-China Chilling Effect | Prepare to Pay More for Your Next TV

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:39:02 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, we look at what to expect in the first-quarter GDP report, fallout from U.S.-China commercial tension, deregulation amid economic expansion, Angela Merkel's upcoming visit with President Trump, and the languishing startup scene in the U.S.


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Q&A: How an Economist Unlocked Hidden Truths About School Choice

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:25:11 +0000

Parag Pathak of MIT, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal for the nation’s most impressive economist under 40, says he "fell into the topic."


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Real Time Economics: Yields Up, Stocks Down | Trump Sending Trade Delegation to Beijing | Got A2 Milk?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:39:03 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, we look at rising bond yields and company profit warnings, Trump's outreach to China, French President Macron's visit to Washington, the European Central Bank's meeting this week, and corporate response to consumer demand for milk that's missing a protein.


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Real Time Economics: Inflation, the Economy and Treasury Yields | Mr. Macron Goes to Washington | $25K Bonuses on the Railroad

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:12:07 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, we look at rising U.S. Treasury yields, French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Washington, the end game for Nafta negotiations, and the latest sign of a tight labor market: $25,000 bonuses for railroad workers.


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Tax Changes Mean Mortgage-Interest Deduction Finds Fewer Takers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:30:50 +0000

The home mortgage-interest deduction will be used by just 13.8 million taxpayers for 2018, down 57%.


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How China and the U.S. Both Come Out Winners in Boost to World Bank

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:06 +0000

To give China more power, 52 nations took tiny cuts to their own voting shares. The U.S. retains its veto.


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Real Time Economics: Are States Unprepared for the Next Recession? | Oil Prices Bubble | Amazon’s Pay

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:10:13 +0000

Today we look at what U.S. states are doing to prepare for the next downturn, rising oil prices, U.S. commercial relations with Europe and China, and the $28,446 paycheck of the typical Amazon employee.


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Steel Tariffs Likely to Lead to U.S. Job Losses, Fed Economists Find

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:33:03 +0000

U.S. tariffs on steel imports are likely to cost the American economy jobs, according to new research from Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists.


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Real Time Economics: Oil Prices Climb | Trade Fight Causes Collateral Damage | Larry Kudlow Steps Into the Spotlight

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:34:53 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, fallout from higher oil prices, some collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade spat, and Larry Kudlow's transition from a cable-news commentator to the president's top economic adviser.


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How More Than a Billion People Got Access to Financial Services in Less Than a Decade

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:30:29 +0000

The internet and mobile phones have increasingly connected far-flung communities to the global financial grid.


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Real Time Economics: What Are Yield Curves Telling Us? | Trade Tensions Simmer | Companies Struggle to Raise Prices

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:28:32 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics: Mixed signals from the bond market, trade-policy fallout, growing pains in the oil patch, and the Amazon effect.


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Since 1880, Global Government Debts Have Rarely Been So High

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30:00 +0000

In the decade after the financial crisis, the debt burdens of advanced and emerging market economies have continued to climb.


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Real Time Economics: China Opens Up | Global Growth Powers Ahead | U.S. Home Builders Step Back

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:31:55 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, China eases rules for U.S. auto makers, global economic growth powers ahead, Trump taps the establishment for Fed jobs, single-family home construction stalls, and eurozone price pressures wane.


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It’s Tax Day 2018, And Republicans Aren’t Complaining About High Taxes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:51:08 +0000

President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have pulled off quite a feat: the tax-cut plan they turned into law late last year has Republicans feeling much better about their tax bills. Just 45% of Republicans say their taxes are too high.


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Real Time Economics: Trade Tensions Escalate (Again) | China’s Economy Advances | Employers Turn to Teens

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:59:35 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, U.S.-China trade tensions rise, China's economy outperforms expectations, America's housing shortage extends beyond the coasts, Trump taps two for the Fed, employers turn to teens, U.S. consumers take a first-quarter breather, and the U.K. unemployment rate falls to the lowest level in more than 40 years.


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Real Time Economics: Fed No Longer Worries About Deflation | Currency Market Jitters | Idaho’s Growing Pains

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:33 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, the Fed now sees little risk of deflation, currency markets spark concerns, the U.S. will need more than talk to get back into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump's top economic adviser thinks calmer heads will prevail on trade, Idaho is America's fastest-growing state, and U.S. labor-force participation trends look rather pallid next to the country's industrial peers.


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Real Time Economics: Trump Sees Trade Strategy Working | More Pressure on China | Record Streak for U.S. Jobless Claims

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:50:55 +0000

Today in Real Time Economics, the Trump administration applies more pressure on China, China and the U.S. seek economic allies, the trade gap soars, Europe and oil markets worry, U.S. wage gains are picking up (a little), and the number of Americans claiming new unemployment benefits has never been so low for so long.


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Study Shows Big Benefits to Chinese Companies From Joint Ventures with U.S. Firms

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:49:58 +0000

In the trade battle between the U.S. and China, joint ventures play a starring role.


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