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Slowing industrial production could portend a wider economic contraction
His policy of regressive Keynesianism shows the Republicans have given up on fiscal responsibility
Longest expansion in modern American history is also the weakest
As US wages pick up, John Authers asks how a tight US labour market could affect the world
Downtown Detroit is bursting into life after decades of decline, but will the recovery restart Motor City’s poorest areas? This report ranges from revitalising neighbourhoods and renovating a symbol of decline to an interview with one of the chief catalysts, entrepreneurship and urban farming
Farms grew up in gaps left by decline — but are they here to stay?
The Quicken Loans founder saw opportunity in a perfect storm
From wine shops to tech, local entrepreneurs are stepping up - but many lack capital
Buildings are springing up and people are moving in — but will existing residents be protected?
The carmaker is rebuilding a symbol of decline as a high-tech centre for ‘new mobility’
Downtown is on the up but will deprived black neighbourhoods see the benefits?
Eric Thomas’s 2016 blog went viral. What does he think about his changing city now?
Regeneration and geography offer a combination the south does not
A fresh approach to monetary policy should look at markets for signs of overheating
Central bank chair defends raising rates against critics including Donald Trump
US records emphatic victory over sluggish economy with 4.1% expansion
The economy is prone to sluggish growth — if the past few years are anything to go by
Budget watchdog’s verdict suggests reforms are failing to transform longer-term outlook
He must work out how to achieve growth that is adequate and financially sustainable
Republicans prepare for November polls with buoyant growth but unpopular president
Entrepreneurship, educational institutions and capital markets all face challenges
Signs of strength are largely unrelated to government policy
Many policymakers conclude increase needed if economy stays on track
The new masters of the universe are struggling to understand what makes a modern economy tick and their actions could prove harmful