Latest from David J. Lynch

Biden’s choice for trade chief calls for ‘worker-centered’ approach

Katherine Tai, President Biden’s nominee to become the chief U.S. trade negotiator, said Thursday that U.S. policies must be rethought to safeguard the critical supply lines that feed American factories and to regain the support of “regular people” who have felt victimized by previous commercial deals.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Biden orders sweeping review of U.S. supply chain weak spots

President Biden on Wednesday formally ordered a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items, including computer chips, medical gear, electric-vehicle batteries and specialized minerals.
  • Feb 24, 2021

U.S. economy may have its best chance in years to break from era of subpar growth

The question facing the economy is whether a fast-paced rebound can be made to last, freeing the nation from the low-growth rut it has plowed for most of the past 20 years, or will instead ignite the sort of inflation that has not been seen since the 1970s.
  • Feb 20, 2021

Heartland factories losing ground as Biden readies manufacturing push

As President Biden promises to spur domestic production through a Buy America initiative and massive investments in infrastructure and clean energy, Indiana could struggle to capitalize. Its technology and labor shortcomings illustrate broader concerns about U.S. competitiveness and national security that are drawing attention from lawmakers in both parties.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Trump tried to block her. Now Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is about to make history.

The Nigerian economist is set to become the first woman and African national in charge of the World Trade Organization.
  • Feb 10, 2021

GameStop frenzy leaves behind a mess for Wall Street regulators

Amid the GameStop furor, regulators face a growing list of questions over the potential use of social media to manipulate stock trading; the adequacy of online brokers’ capital reserves; and the need for hedge funds to disclose more about their holdings.
  • Feb 3, 2021

GameStop, AMC shares surge after Reddit users lead chaotic revolt against big Wall Street funds

Users on online trading communities are claiming victory for wrecking costly hedge fund gambles those stock prices would fall.
  • Jan 27, 2021

Biden signs order pushing federal government to buy more American-made products

The Trump administration also attempted to have the federal government buy more goods made in the U.S.
  • Jan 25, 2021

Pandemic aftershocks overwhelm global supply lines

One year after the coronavirus pandemic first disrupted global supply chains by closing Chinese factories, fresh shipping headaches are delaying U.S. farm exports, crimping domestic manufacturing and threatening higher prices for American consumers.
  • Jan 24, 2021