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Edward P. Lazear, Economist and Presidential Adviser, Dies at 72

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Edward P. Lazear, a pioneering labor economist at Stanford University who advised President George W. Bush during the financial crisis, died on Monday. He was...
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U.S. Economy Stumbles as the Coronavirus Spreads Widely

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Layoffs are rising again and Americans’ incomes are falling, the latest signs that the one-two punch of a resurgent pandemic and waning government aid are...
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Yellen Would Assume Vast Policy Portfolio as Treasury Secretary

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WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen’s expected nomination as Treasury secretary will place the former Federal Reserve chair into a critical role overseeing President-elect Joseph R....
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Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden

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WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen became an economist at a time when few women entered the profession and fewer still rose in a male-dominated environment....
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G20 Summit Closes With Little Progress and Big Gaps Between Trump and Allies

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WASHINGTON — Officials at the Group of 20 summit meeting released a closing statement on Sunday that served as perhaps the Trump administration’s final reminder...
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Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession

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WASHINGTON — Advisers to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. are planning for the increasing likelihood that the United States economy is headed for a “double-dip”...
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Meeting With Schumer and Pelosi, Biden Keeps Focus on Virus and Economy

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday announced new staff appointments and met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senator Chuck Schumer of New...
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Economic Policy Has Become a Partisan Game. That Could Do Long-Term Harm.

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ImageTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the Oval Office. On Thursday, he went against the wishes of the Fed, choosing not to extend several joint Treasury-Federal Reserve...
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Biden Calls for Stimulus Ahead of a ‘Dark Winter’ for the Country

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. warned on Monday of a “very dark winter” ahead and called on Congress to pass a large economic...