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  • How Rising Deficits Could Cause Interest Rates to Jump

    In a note to clients on Saturday, Goldman Sachs economists say that the larger deficits resulting from Congress’ recent tax cuts and spending increases could drive interest rates higher in at least a...

  • U.S. President Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Abe in Palm Beach

    Japan Hasn’t Had a Debt Crisis. Why Should the U.S. Worry About One?

    In a research note published Friday, Goldman Sachs economists asked a key question about the rising U.S. deficit — one that deficit doves have raised repeatedly: Why should we worry about deficits if...

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    Congress Has a Lot to Do Before Summer Break

    With the tax cuts passed and the White House increasingly focused on foreign policy, Republicans in Congress have set many of their top agenda items – from Obamacare repeal to immigration reform – on...

  • A customer prepares to fill up his tank in a gasoline station in Nice December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

    Rising Gas Prices Eat Into the Tax Cuts

    The monthly retail sales report due Tuesday morning should shed some light on the tug of war consumers are facing between the bump in take-home pay from the tax cuts and increasing toll they face at...

  • Will States Win Big with Legal Sports Gambling?

    The Supreme Court has cleared the way for more states to bet on sports gambling as a source of revenue. In a 6-3 decision , the high court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a 1992 federal ban...