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Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias

Nearly 100 female economists say a peer or colleague has sexually assaulted them. Nearly 200 say they were the victim of an attempted assault. And hundreds say they were stalked or touched inappropriately, according to a far-reaching survey of the field. The results, compiled by the American Economic Association, also …

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You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You

President Trump’s new budget calls for less spending on Medicare and food stamps and more on defense and on a wall on the southern border. Democrats condemned the proposal, and the dispute raises the prospect of another government shutdown this year. That might seem to be a dicey proposition for …

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In Silicon Valley, Plans for a Monument to Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Paris has the Eiffel Tower. St. Louis is inseparable from the Gateway Arch. Seattle boasts the Space Needle. Washington has its Monument. Silicon Valley wants its own universally recognized landmark, something that symbolizes its power and reach. If the San Jose City Council gives final approval …

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February Jobs Report: Here’s What to Watch For

The Labor Department will release the hiring and unemployment figures for February at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s what to watch for: Wall Street analysts expect the labor market to remain strong, with payrolls …

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