National economics correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

Hillary Clinton’s Policies Would Boost Growth and Budget Deficits, New Analysis Says

blogs.wsj.com — A new analysis finds Hillary Clinton 's economic proposals, taken together, would give the economy a modest lift while leading to slightly higher near-term budget deficits. The Moody's Analytics report attempts to quantify the cumulative economic benefits and costs of Mrs. Clinton's proposals on taxes, immigration, spending and regulation.

At Democratic Convention, Economic Messages Reveal Tensions

wsj.com — Headline speakers at this week's Democratic convention are offering jarringly different visions of the state of America's economy, revealing one of the harder questions for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to answer this fall: How good is the economy, anyway? President Barack Obama regularly emphasizes a job-creation record that he says has made the U.S.

Debate Over U.S. Debt Changes Tone

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Fights to slash the amount of borrowing are long gone; instead the argument is on whether capacity for more has increased No matter who wins the White House in November, don't expect to hear new calls for reduced spending.

Economist Karl Case, Who Studied Housing Bubbles, Dies at 69

blogs.wsj.com — Karl "Chip" Case, who died on Friday, devised a way to measure local home prices-just in time for a series of U.S. housing bubbles. Mr. Case, a professor emeritus of economics at Wellesley College, teamed up in the 1980s with Yale economist Robert Shiller to construct a home-price index that bears their names.

The Ultimate Budget Do-It-Yourself: Simulate Immigration, Social Security Policies

blogs.wsj.com — Ever dreamed of working for the Congressional Budget Office? Well, dream no more. A new tool aims to give the public instant economic models that analyze a range of hot-button policy issues, much along the lines of such simulations from agencies like the CBO.

Trump Touts Pence’s Economic Record, Dismisses Policy Differences

blogs.wsj.com — Donald Trump brushed aside policy differences on trade, immigration and the Iraq war with his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, in an interview on CBS 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night. In his first joint interview since introducing Mr. Pence on Saturday, Mr. Trump said he had selected Mr. Pence because of his strong record overseeing the state's recovery from the 2007-09 recession.

Mike Pence Brings Conservative Bona Fides to Donald Trump Ticket

wsj.com — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made his introduction to many Americans this weekend as Donald Trump's running mate, but he previously gained renown as a social and fiscal conservative whose policy positions have at times drawn him into national debates.

White House Cuts Economic Growth Forecasts

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The White House cut its forecasts for economic growth and interest rates, resulting in slight reductions in projected deficits over the coming decade. The new estimates were published Friday in the White House budget office's "Mid-Session Review," which updates the economic and fiscal projections made in the president's February budget presentation to Congress.

CBO Expects Higher Long-Term Deficits and Lower Interest Rates

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Congressional Budget Office's annual snapshot of long-term federal spending and revenue shows the national debt remains on a firmly upward trajectory, but its rate of acceleration remains increasingly uncertain owing to lower interest rates and slower economic growth.

The June Jobs Report in 15 Charts

blogs.wsj.com — U.S. employers added 287,000 jobs in June, a wild reversal from May's report, in which the economy saw net job growth of just 11,000. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose to 4.9% as more Americans returned to the labor force. Here's a run through some of the highlights of the June report.
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Jul 30, 2016

Extremely evocative of "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"  https://twitter.com/msnbc/status/759213418444357632 

Jul 30, 2016

@DavidSchawel I think he may say outrageous things to get attention and just be a bad speller, but maybe you're right. Master persauder!

Jul 29, 2016

@MattVATech @DavidSchawel "the media is ignoring the reader!" ... "The media cares only about writing the things readers will want to read!"

Jul 29, 2016

@DavidSchawel Should the bombastic things (Russia, please hack) he says be swept aside in the name of not giving him the attention he craves

Jul 29, 2016

@DavidSchawel eh, I hear probably more criticism that the media "gives Trump a pass."


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