Domestic Economy

A Furniture Maker’s Five-Month Struggle With Covid. ‘You Can’t Really Have a Plan.’

September 3, 2020

During the pandemic, Century Furniture had to manage frightened workers, volatile orders and coronavirus outbreaks in its plants and markets.

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America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs

October 12, 2016

The technology revolution has produced lots of wonders but not many jobs.

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The Thorny Economics of Illegal Immigration

February 9, 2016

Calculating the economic impact of cracking down on illegal immigration: the Arizona experiment.

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How a U.S. Textile Maker Came to Embrace Free Trade

May 4, 2015

Milliken & Co., like other U.S. firms, dropped protectionist stance as business went global.

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After the Bailouts, Washington's the Boss

December 28, 2009

Washington accumulated more and more power to deal with the global financial crisis.

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The Future of America’s Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana

April 13, 2008

The capital of RV manufacturing, which once had the worst unemployment rate in the U.S., is now facing labor shortages.

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How Fears of Impending War Already Take Economic Toll

January 29, 2003

Even the threat of war can undo a company's plans.

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The Boom Came Late and Left All Too Soon in Decatur, Ala

November 14, 2002

Economic expansions reach moderate income cities slowly but recessions find them quickly.

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Cuba-Born Expert Backs Cuts in U.S. Immigration

April 26, 1996

George Borjas, a refugee and leading immigration economist, would make it hard for low-skilled families like his own to migrate to the U.S.

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