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American surburbs are on the rise again — and it’s millennials who are moving there

For the first time since the recession, outer suburbs are outgrowing central cities, as job gains spread to more places, according to a new Census Bureau report.

3:36 p.m. March 25, 2017
EU papers over the cracks to mark its 60th birthday

European Union leaders, except British Prime Minister Theresa May, pledge their allegiance to the bloc on the 60th anniversary of its founding on Saturday, but deep divisions remain over its future after Brexit.

2:16 p.m. March 25, 2017
Whom Trump called as health bill finally collapsed: ‘Hello, Bob’

As Republican leaders threw in the towel on the bill to repeal Obamacare, the president picked up the Oval Office phone to tell a reporter at an outlet he’s criticized as spreading “fake news” — before addressing the American people.

10:25 a.m. March 25, 2017
This is the only way forward for a divided U.S.

America needs a new narrative of patriotism, culture and inclusion, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter.

9:42 a.m. March 25, 2017
Robotization without taxation?

We should not dismiss the idea of taxing robots out of hand, writes Robert Shiller.

7:13 a.m. March 25, 2017
Debt limit looks like a real struggle after health bill debacle

The difficulty Republicans have had mustering support for the American Health Care Act shows intraparty disputes are as significant now as they were under President Obama, writes Steve Goldstein

6:48 a.m. March 25, 2017
PBS chief: ‘No Plan B’ for rural stations that rely on federal funding

The head of PBS launched a spirited defense of public broadcasting, saying the organization would like to end reliance on federal funding if access for millions of Americans wasn’t dependent on that money.

7:33 p.m. March 24, 2017
Health bill pulled after Republicans lacked votes

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans pulled their health-care bill on Friday as they failed to corral enough support for it, and said they’d move on to other priorities as they saw a major campaign pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare crumble.

5:26 p.m. March 24, 2017
Trump Today: President blames Democrats as health bill is pulled

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted it was “finally” time for a new health-care law and met with House Speaker Paul Ryan as they frantically searched for votes on the American Health Care Act. But late in the day, the bill was pulled and he blamed Democrats.

5:06 p.m. March 24, 2017
Republicans to launch effort to reform Fed

Republican efforts to reform the Federal Reserve will begin in House committee next week.

4:37 p.m. March 24, 2017
Mnuchin — after admitting he wasn’t allowed to do so — plugs ‘Lego Batman’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may have violated federal ethics law by encouraging people watch a movie he produced.

3:57 p.m. March 24, 2017
Fed’s Williams says goal is to get inflation ‘back to 2% and keep it there’

San Francisco Fed President John Williams said the central bank’s goal is to get inflation ‘back to 2% and keep it there’

3:46 p.m. March 24, 2017
Ryan to hold news conference at 4 p.m. Eastern

House Speaker Paul Ryan will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Eastern, his office announced. The event comes as Republicans were planning to vote on their health-care bill Friday afternoon and reports said the bill has been pulled.

3:38 p.m. March 24, 2017
Health-care bill heads for vote in House: live blog and video

Follow MarketWatch's live blog of the planned vote in the House of Representatives on the Republican health-care bill.

3:36 p.m. March 24, 2017
A trillion dollars in tax cuts is riding on the House health bill

You’ll love the Republican health-care bill if you like tax cuts. The American Health Care Act would be a big one — to the tune of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.

3:10 p.m. March 24, 2017
Trump, Ryan discussing 'way forward' as health vote still in flux

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan were still meeting at the White House early Friday afternoon to discuss the "way forward" on the Republican health-care bill, press secretary Sean Spicer said. Spicer said a vote was still planned for Friday afternoon. But at least one report said Ryan would tell Trump they did not have the votes.

1:24 p.m. March 24, 2017
Speaker Ryan going to White House ahead of planned health vote

House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to the White House Friday afternoon to meet with President Donald Trump about the planned vote on the American Health Care Act, reports say. Ryan and Trump have been furiously trying to round up support for the bill. A number of House conservatives have come out against it however and the vote is expected to be extremely close. Ryan's briefing Trump could be a sign that they don't yet have the required amount of votes.

12:27 p.m. March 24, 2017
Explaining why some say Keystone will create thousands of jobs, and others say 35

Supporters of the Keystone Pipeline such as President Donald Trump say it will spawn thousands of new jobs. Critics scoff that the project will only create several dozen jobs. Find out who is right.

12:22 p.m. March 24, 2017
Mnuchin: It may take a century for artificial intelligence to take U.S. jobs

It may take a century for artificial technology to eliminate U.S. jobs, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.

12:11 p.m. March 24, 2017
Fear could still push French voters into Le Pen’s camp

Marine Le Pen was judged to be the loser in the French presidential debate, but the issue of terrorism could still push votes into her camp, writes Darrell Delamaide.

11:26 a.m. March 24, 2017
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