West Africa bureau chief Education: Indiana University, BA in journalism
Danielle Paquette is The Washington Post’s West Africa bureau chief. Before becoming a foreign correspondent in 2019, she spent five years writing about labor, gender and the economy — a job that took her across the United States and into China, Switzerland and Rwanda. Paquette grew up near Indianapolis and previously covered crime for the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said foreign direct investment on American soil “has skyrocketed 10 percent” in the year’s first quarter — a trend he attributed to cuts in the corporate tax rates President Trump signed into law last year. But former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn cautioned that a trade war could wipe out the economic gains of the GOP tax law.