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Clinton Economic-Policy Menu Fleshed Out From Trade to Labor
– Bloomberg
A think tank with close ties to Hillary Clinton’s campaign issued proposals across more than a dozen issues that could serve as a menu for economic policy should the Democrat enter the White House in January.

Immigrants Are Keeping America Young – And The Economy Growing
– FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight contends that in contrast to this year’s overheated campaign rhetoric, immigration is the only thing keeping the U.S. from facing a Japan-style demographic cliff. At a time when aging and other factors mean that fewer Americans are working, immigrants – who tend to come to the U.S. during their working years and have a higher rate of labor-force participation than native-born Americans – play an increasingly important role in the U.S. workforce.

Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers
– NPR
There aren’t many things the two major presidential candidates agree on, but here’s one: Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country’s aging infrastructure. As NPR reports, with a labor pool that is in short supply this may be vastly easier said than done.

The High Costs of Not Offering Paid Sick Leave
– The New York Times
Each week about 1.5 million Americans without paid sick leave go to work despite feeling ill. The New York Times compares and contrasts a number of new studies on the benefits of expanding paid leave policies.