How a Tax Break to Help Poor Communities Became a Bonanza for the Rich

NEW ORLEANS — President Trump has portrayed America’s cities as wastelands, ravaged by crime and homelessness,…

Job Growth Was Weaker Than Believed, Government Says

Employers added a half-million fewer jobs in 2018 and early 2019 than previously reported, the Labor…

Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results

WASHINGTON — From tax cuts to relaxed regulations to tariffs, each of President Trump’s economic initiatives…

Help for the Economy? Despite Grumbling, Trump Has Had Plenty

President Trump has loudly and increasingly complained that the Federal Reserve is hurting the economy on…

As Mortgage-Interest Deduction Vanishes, Housing Market Offers a Shrug

PLAINFIELD, Ill. — The mortgage-interest deduction, a beloved tax break bound tightly to the American dream…

Trump vs. N.Y.: Fact-Checking His Claims of ‘Harassment’ by the State

ALBANY — For two consecutive days, President Trump turned his Twitter fury against two of the…

Trump Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arthur Laffer, Tax-Cut Guru

WASHINGTON — President Trump bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honor on the conservative economist Arthur Laffer…

Boost in Factory Jobs Under Trump Favors Sunny Frontiers Over Ailing Hubs

In President Trump’s first two years in office, factory job growth accelerated, an achievement he has…

Abortion Fight or Strong Economy? For G.O.P., Cultural Issues Undercut 2020 Message

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, companies are adding jobs and the…

College Scholarships Hit With Big Tax Increases in New Tax Law

WASHINGTON — A little-noticed provision in President Trump’s sprawling new tax law is treating middle- and…

Treasury Seeks to Boost Start-Ups in Opportunity Zones

WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, backers of a new tax incentive meant to encourage investment in…

Face It: You (Probably) Got a Tax Cut

If you’re an American taxpayer, you probably got a tax cut last year. And there’s a…

Trump Asked That Confirmation of I.R.S. Counsel Be a Priority

President Trump earlier this year asked Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, to prioritize a confirmation…

Stephen Moore’s Unpaid Taxes Underscore Trump’s Vetting Woes

President Trump has made “extreme vetting” a priority for his immigration policies, but when it comes…

Trump’s Fed Pick Owes $75,000 in Unpaid Federal Taxes

Stephen Moore, the conservative economist whom President Trump plans to nominate for a seat on the…