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Arizona Adds Nearly 80,000 Jobs In August, Unemployment Drops To 5.9%

Arizona’s economy posted strong gains in August, adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the month. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, down from 10.7% in July and lower than the U.S. overall rate of 8.4%. During August, the private sector in Arizona recorded a gain of 30,400 jobs, which is 12,200 more jobs than the

National

How President Trump is helping lift 1 million Americans out of poverty

One million Americans will be lifted from poverty because of President Trump’s historic Opportunity Zones tax cuts program, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates in a new report today. For over 50 years, the “War on Poverty” has left too many American communities behind. Many of its programs have “relied on inefficient top-down

Opinion

Opinion: Will a COVID-19 Tax on America’s Super Rich Help or Hurt?

Progressives call it “social justice.” Opponents call it “looting.” But what would the practical economic effects be of a “COVID-19 tax” on America’s super rich? Progressive senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont have proposed “The Make the Billionaires Pay Act.” The bill calls for a one-time tax on billionaires who supporters

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