Tuesday December 11, 2018
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BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 10/07/18
On, Sept. 30, Canada agreed to changes in NAFTA pushed by the Trump administration following an earlier agreement by Mexico. The New NAFTA still needs to be approved by the legislators of all three countries, and a vote is not expected in the U.S. Congress until early next year. Wall Street seemed satisfied with the agreement, with most U.S. stock market indices going up the next day.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/18/18
On Sept. 17, President Trump announced that tariffs of 10% will be slapped on $200 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept. 24. These tariffs will rise to 25% at the beginning of 2019.
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United States | 8/10/18
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following resolution on the economy, that was adopted at the 8th Congress of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO).
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | United Sates | 4/10/18
Part two of a three-part interview with Professor Masao Suzuki.
BY staff | United States | 4/07/18
The U.S. stock market fell again Friday, April 6, with the broadest measure, the S&P 500, falling more than 2%. This followed President Trump’s tweet on Thursday that he would ask for a list of an additional $100 billion in imports from China to put tariffs on, raising the total to more than $150 billion.
BY staff | United States | 3/02/18
Masao Suzuki is a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) who follows the economy. Fight Back! interviewed him on March 1, after another drop in U.S. stock market.
BY staff | Venezuela | 11/04/17
On Oct. 31, the leaders of the reactionary opposition announced that their parties will boycott the upcoming municipal elections and will expel any of their members that register to run or vote.
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 10/04/15
On Oct. 2, the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy created only 142,000 net new jobs in September.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 8/18/15
In May of 2015, the official unemployment rate was 5.5%, close to the 5.0% rate in December 2007 when the last recession began. But despite what appears to be a recovery in the labor market, wages continue to rise at a very slow rate while profits have soared. In fact, businesses used the recession to continue their restructuring of the labor market in their interests, to the detriment of those who have to work for a living.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/12/14
On Friday, Oct. 10, U.S. stock prices fell again, ending a week marked by ups and downs in the market.
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