Real Time Economics: First-Quarter GDP Is Looking a Little Ugly

March 19, 2019

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. U.S. inflation data is on tap, U.K. lawmakers vote on the latest Brexit deal, White House budget forecasts are falling short on revenue, and economic growth is looking a bit wobbly at the start of the year. Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through the day’s top economic news. Send us…

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Real Time Economics: U.S. Keeps a Hard Line In China Trade Talks

December 16, 2018

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. The Trump administration’s point man on China trade talks says the U.S. will hold fast to its 90-day deadline, leaving a short window to resolve thorny commercial issues.  Good morning. Jeff Sparshott here to take you through key developments in the global economy. We’ll also look at the latest on Huawei’s CFO, how a…

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Don’t Miss Out On These Black Friday & Cyber Monday Flight Deals

November 30, 2018

Clothing and tech aren’t the only highly sought after items on sale this weekend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Airlines are putting out their own deals on flights that you won’t want to miss out on. If you’re looking for an opportunity to buy a cheap ticket back home, to your favorite vacation spot, or to somewhere completely new, today is the day. A lot of these sales include…

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Real Time Economics: U.S. Wages Poised for a Breakout | China’s Factories Slow | Millennials Drive Homeownership

November 9, 2018

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at the U.S. labor market, inflation, homeownership in America, a two-year low for China manufacturing activity, and warnings on tariffs.  BREAK ON THROUGH U.S. workers’ wages are poised to break through a 3% annual growth ceiling that’s held firm for nearly a decade when the Labor Department…

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Real Time Economics: Why U.S. Economic Growth Is Poised to Slow

November 5, 2018

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Good morning. Today we look at whether U.S. economic growth has already peaked, the mystery of low inflation, how tariffs are reshaping the Farm Belt, and key elections in Latin America and Europe. THE TIDE IS HIGH The U.S. economy just posted one of the best six-month stretches of the past decade. There’s…

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Democrats Think They Can Flip Three Districts in California’s Heartland. But Will Latino Voters Get to the Polls?

October 13, 2018

Pedro Ramirez, a get-out-the-vote organizer in California’s Central Valley, has a grudge. And his anger is part of a potent force that could bounce as many as three Trump-aligned Republicans from the US House during next month’s midterm elections—if it can overcome the region’s deep political inertia. Ramirez’s beef started just over a decade ago, when he was a high school senior in Tulare County. In 2007, he was invited…

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Starbucks Banning Straws Won’t Clean Up the Ocean, but It’s Still a Big Deal

July 16, 2018

This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. To have an honest conversation about the ocean plastics crisis, one must accept two hard truths. The first is that the situation is dire: Every year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic waste gets lost at sea, where it breaks down into microplastics that kill marine life. The second is that solving the problem will be…

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