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Gun Makers Are Reeling Even as Threat of Regulation Recedes

During the Obama administration, F.B.I. background checks on prospective firearms buyers — a rough proxy for sales — surged nearly 50 percent in the...

Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

Mr. Ross also proposed an alternative for the steel industry that involved no tariffs, but would set a quota limiting steel imports from all...

The Trump Administration Is Optimistic About Economic Growth. Be Skeptical.

Advertisement President Trump has been nothing if not bold in his promises to generate supercharged economic growth. When a report showed a strong 3.3...

Trump Tells Lawmakers He’s Mulling Limits on Imported Steel

That pushback, which has garnered the sympathy of many pro-trade Republicans, appears to have turned a trade action that the White House initially viewed...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Emphasizes Private Funding Over Public Interest

Proposals intended to serve more impoverished communities that require more state and local money, including improving drinking water in a place like Flint, Mich.,...

Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane

Advertisement The Trump administration on Monday moved to repeal one of the last unchallenged climate-change regulations rushed into place in the waning days...

Critic’s Notebook: Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and...

The National Portrait Gallery collection isn’t old. It was created by an Act of Congress in 1962 and opened to the public in 1968....

NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While...

For NASA to push human spaceflight further, he said, “the kinds of commitment of resources that traditionally we’ve done in low-earth orbit, we can...

The Week Ahead: A (Largely Irrelevant) Budget, a Report on Prices...

Photo The recent volatility of the stock market has been linked to worries that rising inflation could cause interest rates to rise more quickly than...

Liberals Wanted Fiscal Stimulus. Conservatives Delivered It.

Advertisement For years, many liberal economists have argued that a little more federal spending and a higher budget deficit would create a stronger...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

A White House spokeswoman, who asked to remain anonymous because the plan was not yet public, declined to discuss whether climate change reports were...

Developers Seek $6 Million Tax Break for Trump-Managed Hotel

Still, if the state approves the tax rebate for the Chawlas, it could indirectly, but personally, benefit the president, who owns the family business...

Lower Drug Prices: New Proposals Carry Lots of Promises

One idea addresses an issue that many consider fundamentally unjust: Consumers are increasingly being asked to pay a greater portion of their drug costs,...

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits...

Advertisement The last seven weeks amount to a sea change in United States economic policy. The era of fiscal austerity is over, and...

Strategies: The Stock Market Has Turned Nasty. It Was Long Overdue.

Based on the historical record, “normal” in the stock market includes unsettling conditions of the kind we have been experiencing lately. More of the...

Critic’s Notebook: On ‘Big Brother,’ America Gets the Reality-TV Politics It...

“No, it’s going to not be O.K.,” Ms. Newman said. “It’s not. It’s so bad.” Once one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal boosters — she...

What’s Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill?

The bill expands pilot programs meant to test the value of in-home care for some Medicare patients. And it expands the ability of private...

Do Presidents Drive the Stock Market?

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Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

The most up-to-date scientific assessment on climate change, released by the Trump administration in November, found that the world’s oceans have absorbed “about 93...

The New Old Age: If Immigrants Are Pushed Out, Who Will...

She thinks the Trump administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric have discouraged potential workers. Menorah, part of MJHS Health System, draws heavily on immigrants for...

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Were Fast. It Could Get Messy in Court.

Advertisement Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington in September.CreditAndrew Harnik/Associated Press WASHINGTON — As the head of the federal agency...

Facebook’s Earnings Jump, but Its Shares Slide: DealBook Briefing

But there were numbers that investors will keep an eye on. Daily active users in the United States and Canada actually fell to 184...

On the Runway: Melania Trump and the Case of the White...

It’s possible. But given that clothes became a symbolic dividing line during this State of the Union like seemingly never before — the members of...

Economic Scene: After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

Immigration pressures are likely to persist across the Atlantic, continuing to drive the populist revolt against the establishment elite in Europe. But in the...

Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief, Assailed Trump in a 2016 Interview

After the Senate testimony concluded, Mr. Pruitt’s staff issued a statement attributed to him that said: “Now having the honor of working for him,...

In Age of Trump, Political Reporters Are in Demand and Under...

Since Mr. Trump took office a year ago, the political press has endured a sustained assault from a chief executive who has called journalists...

Signs of Progress in Nafta Talks but Countries Remain Deeply Divided

Officials from Canada and Mexico sounded more positive about the prospects for a deal. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, the Mexican economic secretary, said that the...

The Week Ahead: Data on Europe’s Economy, Job Numbers and Janet...

Photo Janet L. Yellen will preside over her final meeting as Federal Reserve chairwoman on Tuesday and Wednesday. But the full details of the tributes...

Op-Ed Contributor: Congress, It’s Time to Pay Musicians

Photo Aloe Blacc, performing at a Grammy event last year, testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing in support of legislation that protects the rights...

Air Force One Needs 2 New Refrigerators. Together, They Cost $24...

The contract — for $23,657,671 — says that work on the units is expected to be completed by Oct. 30, 2019. Air Force One must...

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