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Trump says his economic policies will get U.S. to 3% growth

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President Trump. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images

President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers said today the U.S. economy could grow 3% per year with the "full implementation of the Administration's agenda," the Associated Press reports. Without the new policies, like an infrastructure bill and more regulation cuts, growth will be around 2.2% over the next decade.

Why it matters: Since 2000 the U.S. economy has averaged growth of less than 2% and only 6 presidents of the past 11 have seen economic growth averaging above 3%, according to CNBC.

Go deeper: CNBC's chart of average growth rates for every president since Eisenhower.

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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

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America's delayed backlash to globalization

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Photo: Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images

The backlash to globalization is coming "at exactly the wrong time," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: President Trump's new tariffs, on steel and aluminum and most recently against China, are working to "re-set the terms of the global economy," the NYT reports. But the globalization the world is seeing today is not focused on goods and services, but "greater connectivity and communication."