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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Leah McGrath Goodman
Working class, Trump, Con

Will Wage Growth Be Trump’s Great White Whale?

You’ll see plenty of headlines about how earnings have “accelerated,” but that’s only if you’re a hawk, a nitpicker-in-extremis, or you earn so much money that money is an abstraction.

March 11, 2017

Does Trump Know Where Jobs Really Come From?

Following an election that was, in large part, an expression of Americans’ deep unhappiness with the economy, President Donald Trump’s promise to bring back job growth and a booming stock market appear to be somewhat at odds with the policies he’s putting in place during the first 20 days of his presidency.

February 11, 2017
Trump tweets, Twitter

Trading On Trump’s Twitter Tantrums

A new app called “Trump Trigger” from Trigger Finance Inc. offers market information and trading alerts about Trump’s tweeting behavior. The app will send a message to users whenever Trump tweets about a stock they own, with options to buy, sell or short.

January 14, 2017
Fracking, Trump Cabinet, Environmental disaster

Trump’s Nominees And The Coming Environmental Disaster

In a tweet the day after the election, President-elect Donald Trump wrote, “The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again.” But for those dodging relentless earthquakes in Oklahoma because of increased fracking, Trump seems to have already forgotten them.

December 18, 2016
Putin Clinton

Why Vladimir Putin Fears A Hillary Clinton White House

In a private speech released by WikiLeaks, Clinton discussed the importance of exporting oil and gas to allies who are heavily reliant on Russian imports in an effort to erode Russia’s energy dominance in the region.

November 3, 2016

The Panama Papers: This Is ‘Just the Beginning’

A veritable Who’s Who list of billionaires, celebrities and global leaders has been linked to offshore tax shelters, following the extraordinary leak of 11.5 million documents from a Panama-based law firm. The disclosure stunned the world Monday, as presidents and prime ministers attempted to explain their previously unknown ties to hidden fortunes stashed in offshore tax havens.

April 5, 2016