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In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job
Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.... More >>

Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.... More >>

If a Law Bars Asking Your Past Salary, Does It Help or Hurt?
A growing number of state and local laws ban an employer practice that is said to perpetuate pay bias. But some researchers say the move may be counterproductive.... More >>

The White House Is Very Optimistic on Growth. It Shouldn’t Be.
Making its forecast come true would require productivity improvements not seen in decades and an atypical policy on interest rates.... More >>

Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel
Democrats at the bipartisan meeting voiced support for the president’s proposal to restrict imports of steel and aluminum, while Republicans urged caution.... More >>

Boom and Gloom: An Economic Warning for California
Economists say a downturn is unlikely soon. But the state is known for highs and lows, and its longtime governor wants it to start preparing.... More >>

Economic Scene: Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?
Companies free of competitive pressures, with the power to set prices largely at will, pad the bottom line at the expense of customers and workers.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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