Category Archives: Economy

Trump Effort to Keep U.S. Tech Out of China Alarms American Firms

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s push to prevent China from dominating the market for advanced technologies has put it on a collision course with the same American companies it wants to protect. Firms that specialize in microchips, artificial intelligence, biotechnology

Trump Administration Considering Halting Sales of Aircraft Parts to China

The Trump administration is considering halting to China the sale of an aircraft engine produced in part by General Electric, two people familiar with the discussions said, part of a broader effort to limit the flow of technology there that

Trump Administration Will Raise Tariffs on European Aircraft

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said it would raise tariffs on European aircraft in an effort to pressure Europe in a long-running trade dispute over airplane subsidies. The United States Trade Representative said late Friday that it would increase the

California’s Housing Crisis: How a Bureaucrat Pushed to Build

The City Council of Lafayette, Calif., met the public two Mondays a month, and Steve Falk liked to sit off by himself, near the fire exit of the auditorium, so that he could observe from the widest possible vantage. Trim,

Experiment Shows Conservatives More Willing to Share Wealth Than They Say

American conservatives are global outliers in views about the fairness of income inequality, and they’re among the most likely to attribute such inequality to merit, an ambitious global survey reveals. Yet when it comes to actual behavior — whether to

Experiment Shows Conservatives More Willing to Share Wealth Than They Say

American conservatives are global outliers in views about the fairness of income inequality, and they’re among the most likely to attribute such inequality to merit, an ambitious global survey reveals. Yet when it comes to actual behavior — whether to

California’s Housing Crisis: How a Bureaucrat Pushed to Build

The City Council of Lafayette, Calif., met the public two Mondays a month, and Steve Falk liked to sit off by himself, near the fire exit of the auditorium, so that he could observe from the widest possible vantage. Trim,

Judy Shelton, Trump’s Fed Nominee, Faces Bipartisan Skepticism

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers expressed concern about Judy Shelton, President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve, casting doubt on the confirmation chances of a candidate viewed as a potential next Fed chair. Ms. Shelton faced skepticism from both Republicans and

Experiment Shows Conservatives More Willing to Share Wealth Than They Say

American conservatives are global outliers in views about the fairness of income inequality, and they’re among the most likely to attribute such inequality to merit, an ambitious global survey reveals. Yet when it comes to actual behavior — whether to

New Yorkers Face a Training Gap for Tech Jobs, but a Study Finds Hope

Tech jobs are coming to New York City in droves. All the big tech companies — even Amazon, which abandoned plans for a headquarters-style campus a year ago — are expanding in the city. But many local workers could miss