Texas Oil Fields Rebound From Price Lull, but Jobs Are Left Behind

MIDLAND, Tex. — In the land where oil jobs had been after a assured road to safety for blue-collar workers, Eustasio Velazquez’s career has been upended by technology.

For 10 years, he laid cables for service companies carrying out seismic …

Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling

Donald J. Trump redrew the electoral map with his rousing financial nationalism and evocation of a lost industrial age. It was a message that drew a lot of union members to his cause. And now it is upending the alliances …

Economic Scene: Prisons Run by C.E.O.s? Privatization Below Trump Could Carry a Heavy Price

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Eduardo Porter

Eduardo Porter

Economic SCENE

Last summer, the Justice Department decided to start winding down its use of private prisons.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates noted in a memo that whilst private prisons have been valuable when public prisons were …