The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.

Two Federal Reserve Openings Provide One Chance to Counter Trump

The Fed is likely to get a new chairman next month, but there are still two job openings just below that post. President Trump controls one. Opponents see the other as an opportunity.

Poll Finds Upturn in Sentiment on Tax Overhaul and Economy

The finding could be good news for Republicans looking to the midterm elections, but less comfort for President Trump, who was given little credit.

Treasury Inspector General Finds No Political Meddling in Tax Analysis

The Treasury Department’s failure to provide an economic analysis of its $1.5 trillion tax plan had prompted an inquiry into whether political meddling played a part.