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  • A worker takes off U.S and Puerto Rican flag after rally of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alvin Baez

    As Puerto Rico Votes on Statehood, Economic Distress Looms Large

    By Leslie Picker, CNBC

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The question of "status," whether Puerto Rico should be admitted as a U.S. state, remain a commonwealth or seek sovereignty — has been an undercurrent of every major policy...

  • Why a Soaring Stock Market Makes Tax Reform Harder

    By Jeff Cox, CNBC

    For the principal part of President Donald Trump 's agenda to get passed, it may take something as dramatic as a sharp stock market pullback, according to one Wall Street analyst. As the political...

  • Workers sit next to bags containing sugar at the San Francisco Ameca sugar factory in the town of Ameca

    US, Mexico Reach a Deal on Sugar – but Consumers Could End Up Paying More

    By David Lawder and Chris Prentice, Reuters

    Mexico on Tuesday conceded to U.S. demands for changes in the terms of Mexican access to the lucrative U.S. sugar market, striking a deal with Washington that will likely lift prices of the sweetener...

  • 3 Reasons the Job Market Is Weaker Than You Think

    By Jeff Spross, TheWeek.com

    Friday's jobs report landed with a splat. The economy created 138,000 jobs in May, which is pretty meager. And if you compare job creation over the past year to the last six months and then three...

  • A job seeker fills out an application at the King Soopers grocery store table at a job fair at the Denver Workforce Center in Denver, Colorado, U.S. February 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking

    Why Job Openings Are Surging to Record Highs

    By Lucia Mutikani, Reuters

    U.S. job openings surged to a record high in April and employers appeared to have trouble finding suitable workers, pointing to a tightening labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to...

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