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How a government shutdown affects the economy

Scott R. Baker, Northwestern University Parts of the federal government have been closed since midnight on Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record....

Stumped by the stock market slump? Start by picturing a used...

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University Stocks have been slumping on a variety of concerns, from President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China to worries...

Curious Kids: why don’t poorer countries just print more money?

Alan Shipman, The Open University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages, where The Conversation asks experts to answer questions from kids....

Could a recession be just around the corner?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology The U.S. economy is growing at the fastest pace in five years, American companies are earning record profits...

Trump was dealt a winning hand on trade – his hardball...

James Lake, Southern Methodist University As President Donald Trump prepares to meet with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Nov....

Argentina bets 60 percent interest rates – and $50B international bailout...

Robert H. Scott III, Monmouth University and Kenneth Mitchell, Monmouth University An economy in recession. Pesos fleeing the country. The worst drought in decades. The...

Why trade deficits aren’t so bad

William D. Lastrapes, University of Georgia Most Americans seem to think international trade deficits are a bad thing. A March poll, for example, showed that...

Why the unemployment rate will never get to zero percent –...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The U.S. Labor Department continues to release wonderful news for U.S. workers. Just this week, on Sept. 20, the agency said...

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