National economics correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Election Raises Hopes for Infrastructure Outlays—Whoever Wins — The prospect of increased U.S. government spending is tantalizing investors who see such outlays as critical to revitalizing economic growth and ending the era of ultralow interest rates, while frustrating others who fear efforts won't go far enough. After years in which central-bank stimulus measures have produced only sluggish growth, many economists say now is the time for the U.S.

Is the Federal Budget Deficit an Urgent Problem? — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

Social Security’s Absence in the 2016 Campaign Signals a Policy Shift — The absence of Social Security from the general-election campaign shows how much the ground has shifted on the issue since 2004, when President George W. Bush put his plan to partially privatize the retirement program at the center of his re-election bid. Every four years, both parties have at least paid lip service to the [...]

Some of Donald Trump’s Economic Team Diverge From Candidate — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Trump has assembled an eccentric band of advisers-some of whom openly disagree with several of his key economic prescriptions Donald Trump stormed to the GOP nomination without the help of a formal economic team and only a smattering of position papers.

Informal Adviser Larry Kudlow Warns He Might Drop Trump Support — Larry Kudlow, the conservative commentator and economic analyst who has served as an informal adviser to , sharply criticized the GOP nominee's response to his lewd comments about women that surfaced last week. Mr. Kudlow, a senior contributor to CNBC, said in a Monday interview on the cable channel that he still planned to vote [...]

Health of the U.S. Economy Is a Matter of Debate — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton put forward sharply different portraits of the U.S. economy in their first face-to-face debate, offering voters a choice not only on the details of trade and tax policy but also on which assessment best reflects the state of the nation.

Donald Trump’s Blunt Defense of Business Record Poses Political Risks — Donald Trump jumped right in Monday night when Hillary Clinton accused him of rooting for the housing market to collapse a decade ago so he could profit off an eventual rebound. "That's called business, by the way," he said. The interjection was one in a series of boastful asides the Republican presidential nominee offered when his...

Presidential Debate: An Economy About to Take Off or a Bubble About to Burst? — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer sharply divergent pictures of the state of the economy Monday's presidential debate featured two sharply different portraits of the U.S.

Debate Cheat Sheet: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the Economy — This year's presidential election features not only sharp disagreements over immigration, taxes and trade, but competing views of the U.S. economy. Donald Trump has offered an unusually bleak picture of a nation slipping into nearly irreversible decline. Hillary Clinton has pointed to recent gains in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

Donald Trump Would Boost Debt More Than Hillary Clinton, Report Says — A new analysis estimates Hillary Clinton's tax and spending proposals would have a relatively modest effect on the national debt, while Donald Trump's fiscal plans would sharply boost deficits and the debt over the next decade. The report from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group that advocates debt reduction, examines the [...]
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