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November 20, 2019

On This Day in 2008
The Great Recession hit high gear when the stock market fell to its lowest level since 1997. Adding to the mess: a burst housing bubble and total incompetence and greed, some of it criminal, on the part of the nation’s largest banks and Wall Street investment firms. Officially, the recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.
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Fate of New Nafta Pact Rests With Labor Unions, Democrats
Posted On: Sep 10, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019 | TRADE AGREEMENTS | In the last 25 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement has served as the enduring symbol for all that is loved and loathed about global trade’s effect on the U.S. economy.  The two sides have been pretty clear — NAFTA was praised by businesses that found new markets and moved supply chains into Canada and Mexico, vilified by labor unions who watched factories shutter and jobs move to Mexico, which pays workers a fraction of the wages. But as Congress begins to consider the first update to the 1994 trade agreement in the coming weeks, the political lines have blurred, threatening to doom the deal… Pittsburgh Post Gazette
 
 
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