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China Protests Over ‘Zero Covid’ Follow Months of Economic Pain

The toll of China’s unwavering approach to fighting Covid has rippled through the world’s second-largest economy for months: Youth unemployment reached a record 20 percent, corporate profits sagged, and economic […]




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Ukraine Is Biden’s Defining Issue, and His Biggest Economic Challenge

Russia’s war in Ukraine has become the greatest economic challenge of President Biden’s time in office, threatening to push the world into a recession that could endanger an already fragile […]




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Chinese Unrest Over Lockdown Upends Global Economic Outlook

The swelling protests against severe pandemic restrictions in China — the world’s second-largest economy — are injecting a new element of uncertainty and instability into the global economy when nations […]




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U.S. Blocks Dominican Republic Sugar Imports, Citing Forced Labor

Charity Ryerson, the executive director at Corporate Accountability Lab, a Chicago-based human rights organization, said the restrictions would be a powerful impetus for Central Romana to improve conditions for its […]










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Markets Edge Higher at End of a Strong Week

Markets nudged higher on Friday, after China eased its strict pandemic policies, which have roiled global supply chains. It built on the previous day’s surge, which investors said was driven […]




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US Economy Grew at 2.6% Annual Rate in Q3, GDP Report Shows

Gross domestic product increased 0.6 percent after two quarters of decline, but key components continue to show an economic slowdown. Read More




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A Rising Dollar Is Hurting Other Currencies. Central Banks are Stepping In.

The Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes are unsettling global markets and prompting other central banks to prop up their domestic currencies. Read More