Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner

Joseph Lawler

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Recent articles by Joseph:

Unemployment rate for Hispanic workers hit record low in July

The unemployment rate for Hispanic workers hit a record low of 3.9% in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. → Read More

Inflation rises to highest rate in 40 years in gauge favored by Fed

America's GDP fell at a 0.9% annualized rate in the second quarter, a preliminary estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed Thursday morning. The report marks the second straight quarter of declining inflation-adjusted GDP — a situation commonly used to define a recession. GDP tumbled at a 1.6% rate in the first quarter. → Read More

US finances: Cruising but taking on water

The U.S. government is emerging from the pandemic on a surprisingly strong fiscal footing but at a greater risk of getting tripped up by bond markets. → Read More

Supreme Court reinstates Trump 'Remain in Mexico' policy

President Donald Trump's "remain in Mexico" immigration policy will be reinstated after the Supreme Court refused a Biden administration request Tuesday night to block a lower court ruling requiring the restrictions be put back in place. → Read More

Biden inches toward YIMBYism

President is siding against local-level opponents of construction. → Read More

Economy adds 943,000 new jobs as recovery picks up pace

The economy added 943,000 new jobs in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, bringing the labor market recovery to its fastest pace in over a year. The unemployment rate fell by half of a percentage point to 5.4%. → Read More

Biden partially restores Obama fair housing rule Trump cast as assault on suburbs

The Biden administration moved Thursday to restore a fair housing rule originally implemented during the Obama administration and then repealed under former President Donald Trump, who had criticized it as an assault on suburbia. → Read More

Trump's plan to 'open up' the country comes into sight

The contours of President Trump's plan for easing the pandemic restrictions in place throughout the country came into view Thursday evening. → Read More

Stock futures plunge by limit as Congress struggles to reach deal on massive relief package

Stock futures tanked Sunday evening as Congress struggled to reach a deal to pass massive economic relief legislation. → Read More

Market futures plunge as dramatic Fed action fails to reassure investors

Market futures plunged Sunday night following a dramatic announcement of monetary policy easing from the Federal Reserve, suggesting that investors thought that the actions were insufficient in light of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Fed cuts rates to zero

The Federal Reserve lowered its interest rate target to zero Sunday to protect the economy against the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Fed cuts interest rate target by half a percentage point in response to coronavirus fears

The Federal Reserve issued an emergency reduction in its interest rate target of half a percentage point in response to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Chairman Jerome Powell says Fed ready to protect economy amid coronavirus fears

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sought to reassure markets that the central bank would protect the economy from fears over the coronavirus outbreak, signaling that it would cut interest rates if needed. → Read More

Fed cuts rates, facing global risks and amid pressure from Trump

The Federal Reserve lowered its interest rate target by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, its second consecutive rate cut, in an effort to keep the economic expansion running despite signs of weakening global growth and domestic fears about President Trump’s trade war. → Read More

Economy grew at 2.1% in second quarter as recovery hits record length

The economy grew at a 2.1% annualized rate in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday morning in a preliminary report on Gross Domestic Product. → Read More

Bill Buckner, symbol of the Red Sox 'curse,' dies at 69 from dementia

Bill Buckner, the outstanding major league hitter whose career was overshadowed by a historic error in the Red Sox’s 1986 World Series loss, died Monday at the age of 69. → Read More

Economy grew at 3.2% in first quarter, beating expectations

The economy grew at a 3.2 % annual rate in the first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Friday morning, beating forecasters' expectations. → Read More

Herman Cain drops out of consideration for Fed role

Herman Cain has removed himself from consideration for a spot on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, President Trump said Monday. → Read More

Deficit rises $94 billion to $693 billion for first half of the year, budget office estimates

The federal budget deficit rose by $94 billion to $693 billion for the first half of fiscal year 2019, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Friday in its monthly budget review. → Read More

Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore called for rate hikes as the economy was collapsing in 2008

Stephen Moore, President Trump’s choice for Federal Reserve governor, called for raising rates and tightening monetary policy even as the economy entered the worst recession since the Great Depression in 2008. → Read More