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Heather Long
Economics Correspondent. Email: Heather.long@washpost.com Alum of and . Central PA native.
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Jeff Stein Sep 21
Incredible graph showing how life expectancy can vary by several decades just a few miles away
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Tracy Jan Sep 20
NEW: Ben Carson's HUD awarded promotions, raises to at least five political operatives with no housing policy experience within their first months on the job, resulting in salaries between $98,000 and $155,000. Three of them do not have bachelor’s degrees.
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Chad P. Bown Sep 20
Once Trump's September 24 tariffs go into effect, he will have imposed trade restrictions on 12% of US imports during 2018 alone And the combined retaliation from Trump’s 2018 tariff collection will cover over $125 billion, or 8%, of US exports My latest
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Heather Long Sep 21
Notable: America is within days of the 1-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting, one of the deadliest in US history. While in Vegas for a rally, Trump made time for a Fox interview but did not stop at the memorial garden or any other location to remember the 58 victims.
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Nick Timiraos Sep 20
The global population living in extreme poverty has fallen below 750 million for the first time since the World Bank began collecting global statistics in 1990, a decline of more than 1 billion people in the past 25 years
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David Fahrenthold Sep 19
When a fire broke out at a seniors’ home in DC today, Marines from a nearby barracks ran over to rescue residents.
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Heather Long Sep 19
President Trump is about to announce his final Fed nominee. He has picked former Fed economist Nellie Liang (who is now at Brookings). White House announcement expected within next hour.
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Nick Timiraos Sep 19
Trump is preparing to nominate former Fed economist Nellie Liang for board seat
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David J. Lynch Sep 18
New U.S.-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War
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Heather Long Sep 18
Poland's new tactic for getting a U.S. military base? Pitch it as "Fort Trump." via
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Heather Long Sep 18
Great discussion! A reminder that all the tariffs currently in place raise costs for a middle-class family by ~$80/year After the latest round of China tariffs that start Monday, costs will jump to ~$200 more a year
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Kate O'Keeffe Sep 18
BREAKING: The Justice Department has ordered key Chinese state media firms Xinhua and CGTN to register as foreign agents with
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Marco Rubio Sep 18
We have introduced a new bipartisan Senate bill to reimpose sanctions on . We should not allow the opportunity to use its telecommunication companies to spy on the U.S. & steal our intellectual property.
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Heather Long Sep 18
Replying to @Dana_TFSJ
You can find info on the NFIP website, but I agree it's hard to find and cumbersome process to look it up.
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Heather Long Sep 18
Worth repeating: Only 10% of homeowners have flood insurance on hard-hit Carolina coast. Two of the areas suffering the worst flooding -- around New Bern and just south of Wilmington -- have some of lowest flood insurance rates on coast
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carolyn johnson Sep 18
Something to be aware of in that didn't make it into our story on health effects. A study of Sandy shows that displacement to a SHELTER vs. a friend/family's house is associated with a big increase in PTSD symptoms, even four years later.
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Heather Long Sep 18
China is going to retaliate. Remember: Trump threatened to punch back with tariff on ALL Chinese imports if China retaliated... will he follow through quickly?
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Ylan Q. Mui Sep 18
. on potential price increases from tariffs: "Because it's spread across thousands and thousands of products, nobody is going to actually notice it at the end of the day."
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Rachel Leah Siegel Sep 17
The most heartbreaking moment this week was meeting Stephen Smith. He was waiting outside a homeless shelter that closed last Tuesday. He spent last night in a parking garage. A bench he likes to sleep on was covered w/ branches. He hadn't eaten in 2 days.
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Seung Min Kim Sep 17
Dem and GOP aides on the Judiciary Committee both tell me they were not consulted nor notified as required under law
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