National economics correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

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 Lays Out More Details of Economic Plans — NEW YORK-Donald Trump laid out more details for his economic blueprints on Thursday, arguing he would deliver significantly stronger economic growth to offset the costs of large tax cuts and more federal spending by Washington. Mr. Trump, in a speech at the Economic Club of New York, elaborated on his proposals to slash tax rates and regulations to boost growth.

U.S. Household Incomes Surged 5.2% in 2015, Ending Slide — The median annual household income-the level at which half are above and half are below-rose $2,800, to $56,500 Incomes in the U.S. surged in 2015, delivering the first increase for family households in eight years. The median annual household income-the level at which half are above and half are below-rose 5.2%, after adjusting for inflation, or $2,800, to $56,500,...

U.S. Economic Data Not Seen Helping Either Candidate for President — Friday's jobs report for August provides the latest sign economic ups and downs aren't likely to confer an obvious edge for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump entering the final fall stretch of the presidential campaign.

The August Jobs Report in 15 Charts — Employers added 151,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%, but the average weekly hours worked by private-sector employees dropped, curbing paychecks. Over the past three months, hiring is running near its highest level of the year.

How Shrinking Occupations Could Explain Rising Economic Anxiety — The occupations most likely to shrink over the next decade may help explain why older, white American men are signaling greater economic anxiety: They're most likely to hold those disappearing jobs.

White House Set to Announce Oversight Board for Puerto Rico — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Seven-member board will be given task of resolving territory's debt crisis The White House is set to announce Wednesday its selections for the seven-member board that will be given the task of resolving Puerto Rico's debt crisis, according to a person familiar with the selections.
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