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Economists expect a key measure of U.S. inflation rose in September at the same pace as in August

Facebook pledged to change the world with a new cryptocurrency. Instead, lawmakers opposed, regulators balked, and partners fled.

State Department officials say they are trying to level the playing field between the two nations’ diplomatic corps.

Interest rates are falling, but home buyers aren’t getting the full benefit.

The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to rise as much as 4.2%, to about $730 billion

A proposed new agreement on how countries should tax multinational corporations wouldn’t just target tech companies that are mainly based in the U.S.

Interest rates are falling, but home buyers aren’t getting the full benefit.

A proposed new agreement on how countries should tax multinational corporations wouldn’t just target tech companies that are mainly based in the U.S.

Interest rates are falling, but home buyers aren’t getting the full benefit.

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The bottom half of all U.S. households have 32% less wealth than in 2003. The top 1% have more than twice as much as they did then.

Oil price winners and losers around the globe

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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang says his universal basic income policy would prepare people for the 21st-century economy: "We need to wake America up to the fact that it is not immigrants that are causing these [job] dislocations, it's technology." #WSJFuture 

The Labor Department released its proposal to create a new type of apprenticeship that would be run by business groups, colleges and other entities, rather than the federal government.

Winners and losers from the plunge in oil prices, for almost every country on the map

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How much you have to earn to be in the 1%: $506,000 in New York $438,000 in California $263,000 in Mississippi

Economists last January said crude oil would end 2014 at $94.65/barrel. Final 2014 close: $53.27

Unemployment rate if you... Don't have a high school diploma, 8.6% Have a college degree, 2.5%

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How the rich and poor spend and earn their money

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The obesity epidemic costs the world $2 trillion a year, the McKinsey Global Institute says

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