Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Trump’s idea to cut U.S. debt | Robots and work | Safe dividend stocks

MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most interesting articles published over the past week.

1. How Trump would cut debt

Paul Brandus describes an “intriguing idea” from President Trump to reduce the U.S. national debt of nearly $20 trillion.

2. To compete with China, build robots

Nikolaus Correll says something that may be counterintuitive — accelerate automation of U.S. manufacturing to add jobs to the U.S. economy and better compete with China, before it’s too late. On a related topic, Harry Moser and Sandy Montalbano list factors that could help the U.S. bring back manufacturing jobs lost to china, including automation.

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