Economists Say Many of the Lost Factory Jobs Gone for Good

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Economists estimate that the U.S. will add about 50,000 manufacturing jobs by the end of 2019, a pace far too slow to replace what has been lost.

Infrastructure Investors Are Out of Tune With Markets

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An international consortium of major infrastructure investors is paying a punchy price for the U.K.’s gas-distribution network.

Glencore Explores Its Limits in Russian Oil Patch

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Resurgent Glencore’s role in a $13 billion deal for a stake in Rosneft gives the commodities giant fresh oil to play with.

When Presidents Defy Economic Gravity, Gravity Usually Wins

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Donald Trump is going to discover, just as previous presidents have, that altering the forces of economics is harder than it seems at first, Greg Ip writes.

The Economy's Hidden Problem: We're Out of Big Ideas

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There is a yawning chasm between what innovation promises for the economy and what it is delivering. Outside of personal technology, improvements in everyday life have been incremental, not revolutionary. A Wall Street Journal series explains why that is and looks at ways to reboot.

What Quitters Tell Us About the Economy

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More workers are willing to quit their jobs, but in the goods-sector leaving is still hard.

Beware Medicare Advantage Plans

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A recent report says many buyers are confused

Hensarling: GOP Wants to End Rules on Retirement Advice, Payday Loans

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Congressional Republicans hope to scrap two contentious rules meant to rein in conflicted investment advice and payday lenders once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Era of Low Interest Rates Hammers Millions of Pensions Around World

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Central-bank moves are pulling down returns for government-run funds, making it difficult to meet mounting obligations to workers and retirees. Low rates are exacerbating existing cash problems.

Retirement Policy Under Trump? Unclear, but There Are Clues

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Donald Trump hasn’t said a lot about Social Security funding or other retirement-savings policies, but his few comments—along with congressional Republicans’ proposals—provide some insight on what to expect.

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