Economy

New Report Shows A Quarter of STEM workers in Mecklenburg County Are Immigrants

2 hours ago   |   Renew our Economy

Mecklenburg County, NC - Immigrant households earned nearly $4.9 billion and contributed over $1.2 billion in taxes in 2017, according to new research by New American Economy...
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Trump awards Medal of Freedom to economist who advised him on lowering taxes

3 hours ago   |   NBC News

Arthur Laffer co-wrote a flattering book titled "Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy."
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Scientists chart course toward a new world of synthetic biology

4 hours ago   |   Science Daily

A team has compiled a roadmap for the future of synthetic or engineering biology, based on the input of 80 leaders in the field from more than 30 institutions. The report...
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What changed for the Fed in seven weeks? Trade risks top the list

4 hours ago   |   Reuters

On May 1, the Federal Reserve viewed the American economy as having a solid footing and risks to the outlook were muted.
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Trump honors economist who advised him on lowering taxes

5 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, whose theories on tax cuts have guided Republican policy since the...
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Truth Test: President Trump makes claims about economy, taxes, Russia investigation

Truth Test: President Trump makes claims about economy, taxes, Russia investigation

6 hours ago   |   WESH

WESH 2 News political reporter Greg Fox took a look at Trump's speech and put his statements through our truth test.
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US stocks rise after Fed signals future rate cuts

6 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Stocks brushed off a muted start on Wall Street and notched modest gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it is prepared...
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Mexico becomes first country to pass USMCA

Mexico becomes first country to pass USMCA

6 hours ago   |   Politico

Mexico's Senate on Wednesday passed the USMCA, making it the first country to ratify the new North American trade pact. "USMCA passes! Mexico goes first with clear signal that...
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No budget deal reached as spending cuts, debt ceiling threaten economy

No budget deal reached as spending cuts, debt ceiling threaten economy

6 hours ago   |   Politico

Congressional leaders and the Trump administration left a critical meeting on Wednesday still with no budget agreement, deadlocked over how much to increase domestic spending...
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Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged but Signals Possible Future Cuts

7 hours ago   |   Time

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday but signaled that it's prepared to start cutting rates if needed to protect the U.S. economy from trade...
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Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Man arrested for running over pregnant woman, 2-year-old son, police say

Man arrested for running over pregnant woman, 2-year-old son, police say

Police in Jefferson City, Tennessee, have arrested a man they say intentionally ran over a pregnant woman and her 2-year-old son. Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church

Complaint alleges Syrian man plotted attacks in name of ISIS Read more ...

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

EPA rolls back Obama-era plan limiting coal-fired power plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said states can set their own carbon emissions standards for coal-fired power plants - a rule that the agency itself says could... Read more ...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional...

Hope Hicks won't answer questions about the White House in congressional interview

White House attorneys are objecting to all questions related to the White House, Democrats say, all the way down to where Hicks sat in the West Wing. Read more ...

Dominican AG: David Ortiz Shooting Result Of Mistaken Identity

Dominican AG: David Ortiz Shooting Result Of Mistaken Identity

The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says the target was another man, dressed similarly to the former Red Sox slugger. Read more ...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn...

'Hot weather means hot pavement!': Experts warn owners after dog's pads burn off during walk

"Olaf walked over a mile on the Fish Trap Trail before his owner realized his pads were burned, and even then he wasn't whining or limping!" Read more ...