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UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

A check from federal government would be quickest way to spur economic activity amid coronavirus, Inland Northwest experts say

The Trump administration signaled Tuesday it would support the types of direct payments to taxpayers that haven’t been seen since the economic crisis of 2008. Such a measure would work …


Three economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been won by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for groundbreaking work on how to alleviate poverty.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and …


Robert J. Samuelson: America’s cycle of disappointment

Economic policy entrepreneurship hasn’t and won’t disappear. But the hoped-for gains have been conspicuous by their absence. There is an enduring cycle of disappointment.


Populist economic frustration threatens Trump’s strongest re-election issue, Post-ABC poll finds

President Donald Trump’s strongest case for reelection remains the country’s healthy economy, but the potency of that issue for him is complicated by a widespread belief that the economy mainly …


China’s economic growth steady amid tariff fight with US

China’s economic growth holds steady at 6.4% in latest quarter amid tariff war with US, other data show consumer, factory activity accelerating


Gonzaga economist: Economic issues associated with wealth distribution, immigration and trade policy pose problems

Income inequality, immigration and trade tariffs are key issues that should be addressed to improve the U.S. economy, Clarence Barnes, professor of economics and dean emeritus at Gonzaga University’s School …


Robert B. Reich: The shutdown and the dismal failure of Trumponomics

One of the least-talked-about consequences of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government is its negative effect on the U.S. economy.


Ask Dr. Universe: Printing more money makes it less valuable

It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

Top Canada and U.N. environment officials say US to lose jobs

Canada’s environment minister and the head of the U.N. environment agency said Monday that the United States stands to lose jobs by pulling out of the Paris climate accord.


Samuelson: What’s good politics is bad economics

Protectionist policies by governments could reduce economic growth, because companies will delay new investments if they don’t know where and how they can sell.


Competing visions of Monroe Street cause ‘road diet’ division to linger

City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …


Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren share stage at Boston rally

At a rally that had the feel of a campaign event, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appealed to their supporters Friday as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of …


‘Jawboning’ for jobs is unsustainable

The reality is that his jawboning won’t create many new jobs and could actually cost U.S. jobs if American vehicle producers are saddled with uncompetitive costs. History suggests that Trump’s …


Analysis: What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. They delved into taxes and regulations, trade deals and job growth. Yet perhaps …


AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …


Marijuana sales top spending on wine and milk in Spokane County

Spokane County sold more than $5 million worth of legal marijuana for the month of March, the first time a monthly total has eclipsed that mark since legal sales began …


Shawn Vestal: Consumers drive demand for bad news, study finds

There’s an old journalism cliché about the primacy of bad news: We cover crashes, not landings. The logic of this has always seemed sound to me. Crashes are unusual; landings …


Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM — Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize today for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools …


Shadle students discuss budget with Gregoire

If Chris Gregoire gets tired of being Washington’s governor, she might have a future as a Shadle Park High School economics teacher. She might, anyway, if the state weren’t making …