Justin Lahart Reporter
  • New York
  • The Wall Street Journal

Justin Lahart is a Heard on the Street reporter focusing on financial markets, policy and the economy, with an emphasis on how they interact. He was previously an economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal and wrote the Ahead of the Tape Column. He also worked as a columnist for CNNMoney and TheStreet.com.

Focus Areas

  • Financial Markets
  • Policy
  • The Economy

201 Articles
about 10 hours ago
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Services Come With a Smile, but the Economy Could Still Be Frowning

A weak manufacturing sector alone could be enough to tip the U.S. into recession.

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3 days ago
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Jobs Reminder: Silicon Valley Is Not the Whole Economy

While tech firms and other pandemic beneficiaries deal with the consequences of their overhiring, other sectors still...

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4 days ago
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Two Fed Mandates Enter, One Mandate Leaves

Inflation is coming down, giving the Federal Reserve the cover it needs to ratchet down its rate increases. But can t...

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5 days ago
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Layoffs? What Layoffs?

All those big job-cut announcements aren’t putting a dent in the official layoff statistics. That says something abou...

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11 days ago
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Mega-Companies Messed Up America’s Job Market. They’re Doing it Again.

Headlines about big layoffs don’t mean the job market is melting, but they do point out excessive hiring by America’s...

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12 days ago
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Stuffed Stockings, Suffering Stores

The combination of supply-chain snarls and stepped-up demand for goods is beginning to unwind. That could put prices ...

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19 days ago
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America’s Spending Boom Might Get Less Top Heavy

Recent shifts in the economy could mean high-end retail is in for a less luxe holiday season.

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25 days ago
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The Inflation Cooldown Is Finally Here

There are several reasons to expect inflation will keep losing momentum in the months ahead.

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about 1 month ago
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Still Hiring on All Cylinders

America’s jobs market shows no meaningful sign of slumping despite recession fears and some high-profile anecdotes.

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about 1 month ago
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Fed Tries to Thread the Needle, Drawing Blood

The financialized U.S. economy is at risk if it gets the wrong idea about the Federal Reserve—an effect on full displ...

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about 1 month ago
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The Fed’s Problem With the Job Market

Federal Reserve officials worry that rising wages will lock the economy into a high-inflation regime. But how great i...

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about 1 month ago
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The Home-Improvement Boom Isn’t Over Yet

The housing market has turned from hot to freezing cold, but spending on home renovation appears well insulated for now.

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