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  • Martin Rangel, a worker at Bremen Castings, pours motel metal into forms on the foundry’s production line in Bremen

    Chart of the Day: Public Spending on Job Programs

    President Trump announced on Thursday the creation of a National Council for the American Worker, charged with developing “a national strategy for training and retraining workers for high-demand...

  • Association Health Care Plans Not Gaining Traction

    The influential National Federation of Independent Business long supported the expansion of association health care plans, which allow small businesses and trade groups to join together to offer...

  • Treasury Rule Change Protects ‘Dark Money’ Donors

    The U.S. Treasury said Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations to identify their donors to the IRS. The policy change will free labor unions and other groups, including...

  • Economists See More Growth Ahead

    Most business economists in the U.S. expect the economy to keep chugging along over the next three months, with rising corporate sales driving additional hiring and wage increases for workers. The...

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    New Tax on Non-Profits Hits Public Universities

    The Republican tax bill signed into law late last year imposed a 21 percent tax on employees at non-profits who earn more than $1 million a year. According to data from the Chronicle of Higher...

  • New Indexes Track Rising Drug Prices

    Bloomberg News today introduced price indexes for some of the most common and best-known drugs. The indexes cover 40 of the most widely used treatments across six categories: “diabetes, cancer, HIV,...

  • The Wall Street sign is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, March 26, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East/Files

    Stock Buybacks Soar to Another Record

    U.S. companies announced more than $346 billion in share buybacks in the second quarter of 2018, according to data released by the investment research firm TrimTabs last week, shattering the previous...