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Virgil: Donald Trump, Rosie the Riveter, and the Revival of American Economic Nationalism

In his speech in Ypsilanti, Michigan, President Trump addressed what is arguably the most important economic-policy idea in U.S. history. In the years to come, the pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-profits alliance that Trump espoused in Ypsilanti will become permanently embedded in Republican thinking—and, quite possibly, Democratic thinking as well.

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Volvo Trucks Laying Off Hundreds in February

Volvo Trucks North America has confirmed that it will be reducing production of several truck lines and will therefore be laying off 1 in 4 workers beginning in February of next year.

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Donald Trump Distinguishes Himself from GOP Field on Trade

As Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls, a staple of Trump’s campaign rhetoric remains his emphasis on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States and confronting foreign competitors like China and Mexico over their unfair trading practices.

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New York Times Uses Discredited Report to Attack Auto Loan Industry

In a Saturday editorial board piece, The New York Times scolded the auto loan industry, proclaiming that its practices are a “bastion of predatory lending and racial discrimination.” And emulating its favorite leftist, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Times relies on a thoroughly discredited “study” that features the unsupported claim that auto loans cost Americans nearly “$26 billion” in unfair charges a year.

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UAW Celebrates Membership Growth by Preparing to Strike in September

With the strike ban that was a pre-condition of the GM and Fiat Chrysler federal bailouts expiring, United Auto Workers (UAW) locals are collecting food and encouraging union members to save for a potential strike when the Big Three four-year labor agreement expires on September 14.

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Auto Industry Suffers Record Year for Recalls

Thanks in part to a decades-old GM ignition switch problem in millions of vehicles, more older-model cars were recalled this year than ever before in history.