Economy : The Two-Way In an age when currency crises in far flung parts of the world can cause layoffs at factories and offices in mid-America, it's important to keep up on news from the business world. The Two-Way monitors what's happening. We make sense of the trends.

A squirrel investigates Halloween jack-o'lanterns in Washington, D.C. Analysts say spending for holiday decor, candy and costumes is strong this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. With its new record level, the blue chip index is now up 16 percent since the start of the year and about 26 percent since Election Day. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Equifax Inc. headquarters are seen in Atlanta earlier this month. The credit reporting agency's interim CEO is apologizing to millions of consumers affected by a data breach. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen says the process of unwinding the central bank's massive bond holdings will be gradual. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

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Job candidates take a tour of the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., during a job fair last month. The Census Bureau says increased employment is what's driving higher income numbers. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Bananas will be cheaper at Whole Foods stores next week, as Amazon finalizes its purchase of the grocery chain. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan during a budget discussion in March. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Students at Hailiang Foreign Language School in Zhuji watch robots performing in a class in March. The operator of the school, Hailiang, saw its stock price reach unprecedented — and erroneous — heights Thursday. VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines garnered headlines in April when a passenger was dragged off a plane after the airline attempted to bump him from the flight. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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