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  • Jobs Training and Wages
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    Jobs, Training and Wages

    Economists, authors, and journalists talked about the increase in long-term unemployment and the ways jobs, training and wages in the U.S. could change in the future. Topics included past…

  • Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rate a Quarter Point
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    Federal Reserve Chair Powell News Conference

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced another interest rate hike, bringing the federal funds rate to a range of 1.75 to two percent. This was the second rate hike in 2018 and the…

  • Sarah Sanders and Kevin Hassett Brief Reporters at the White House
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    White House Daily Briefing

    During the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders answered several questions on President Trump’s decision to cancel the White House visit of the National Football…

  • Newsmakers with John Murphy
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    Newsmakers with John Murphy

    John Murphy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vice president for international policy, talked about his organization’s concerns that new Trump administration metal tariffs announced May 31 on…

  • Washington Journal Andrew Puzder Discusses President Trumps Economic Record
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    Andrew Puzder on President Trump's Economic Record

    Andrew Puzder talked about his new book, The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left’s Plot to Stop It, on his view that President Trump’s strong support of American capitalism has…

  • Washington Journal Katia Dmitrieva Discusses Latest Jobs Report
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    Katia Dmitrieva on Latest Jobs Report

    Bloomberg reporter Katia Dmitrieva spoke by phone about the May 2018 jobs report. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest rate in the U.S. since 1969, and 223,000 jobs were…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the unemployment rate, which dropped to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent in May, the lowest rate in the United States since…

  • Larry Kudlow and Kevin Hassett Speak with Reporters About the May Jobs Report
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    Larry Kudlow and Kevin Hassett on May Labor Report

    White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow spoke with reporters about the latest jobs report and the president’s break from protocol in which he posted a tweet about the report…

  • Center for American Progress Ideas Conference Part 1
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    Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, Part 1

    This portion of the Center for American Progress' 2018 Ideas Conference included panel discussions on the state of the economy and the rule of law during the Trump administration. Among the…

  • After Words with Chris Hughes
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    After Words with Chris Hughes

    Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes discussed his plan to reduce poverty and strengthen the middle class by offering working people a guaranteed income paid for by the one percent. He is…

  • Former Vice President Biden Delivers Speech on Middle Class and the Economy
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    Former Vice President Biden on the Middle Class and the Economy

    Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the need to lift the middle class and how this group of people play a vital role in the nation’s economy. His comments were part of a keynote…

  • Middle Class and the Economy
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    Middle Class and the Economy

    Two panels of experts, including former government officials, talked about transformation of the middle class due to the changing economy. This event was part of a Brookings…

  • Economic Adviser to Trump Campaign Talks About Tax Cuts
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    Leadership Program of the Rockies, Arthur Laffer

    Arthur Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Reagan and adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, talked about “Trumponomics” and the economy at an event in Colorado Springs…

  • Open Phones with Tim OReilly
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    Open Phones with Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, took viewer phone calls about technology and the economy at the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

  • Kevin Hassett Speaks at emChristian Science Monitorem Breakfast
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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Kevin Hassett

    Kevin Hassett, President Trump’s top economic adviser, spoke about the impact of Republican tax reform legislation enacted at the end of 2017 as well as the overall economy at a breakfast…

  • Monetary Policy and the Economy
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester spoke about monetary policy and the economy. She discussed the federal funds rate, inflation and employment numbers, and how federal…

  • Wells Fargo CEO Discusses Economy and Leadership
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    Wells Fargo CEO on Financial Services Industry

    Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan addressed an audience at the Detroit Economic Club about his company’s rebuilding efforts following investigations and sanctions for customer abuse charges. He…

  • Panelists Discuss Swiss Government  Debt
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    Swiss Fiscal Rule for Controlling Debt

    Economists examined the Swiss fiscal policy rule called the “debt brake” which limits the country’s spending growth to average revenue increases over a multiyear period. They discussed its…

  • Joint Committee Examines Potential of US Economy
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    Joint Committee on US Economy

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    Hearings to examine unleashing America’s economic potential.

  • Abundance Wages and the Great Depression
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    Abundance, Wages, and the Great Depression

    Southern Methodist University professor Alexis McCrossen teaches a class on the abundance of the 1920s and the Great Depression. She argues that low wages and an unequal distribution of wealth hindered…

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