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CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Powell: Low rates abroad a sign of weak global growth
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell holds a press conference after the Fed's decision to cut rates by 25 basis points.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Powell doesn't see the Fed ever using negative interest rates, even in times of crisis
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addressed the media following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Powell says it's possible the Fed will have to resume balance sheet growth


CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Powell says a 'sequence' of rate cuts could be needed if economy turns, but doesn't see that now
Jerome Powell pledged that the central bank would engage in a "sequence" of interest rate cuts if conditions warrant, but he doesn't see that as necessary now.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Trump says Powell and the Fed 'Fail Again' — 'No guts, no sense, no vision!'
The decision to cut rates followed a monthslong pressure campaign by Trump, who often criticized Chairman Jerome Powell by name as he called for lower interest rates.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed gets more divided, as three members vote against rate cut
The Fed has become increasingly divided, with three officials voting against the Fed's quarter-point cut to the fed funds target rate range.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed forecasts no further rate cuts in 2019 and 2020, but members are divided
Ahead of the Fed's 2 p.m. announcement, many economists were forecasting one further cut in 2019, but some investors were hoping for two more this year.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

The Fed forecasts no further rate cuts for 2019 and 2020
Ahead of the Fed's 2 p.m. announcement, many economists were forecasting one further cut in 2019, but some investors were hoping for two more this year.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed cuts rate on bank reserves amid repo market turmoil
The interest on excess reserves now stands at 1.8%, a 30 basis point cut compared with the 25 basis point reduction for the benchmark funds rate.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed cuts rate on bank reserves amid repo turmoil
The interest on excess reserves now stands at 1.8%, a 30 basis point cut compared to the 25 basis point reduction for the benchmark funds rate.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Here's what changed in the new Fed statement
This is a comparison of Wednesday's FOMC statement with the one issued on July 31 after the Fed's previous policymaking meeting.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed approves quarter-point rate cut but is divided on further action this year
Investors largely expected the FOMC to cut rates by a quarter point.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed loses control of its own interest rate as it cut rates — 'This just doesn't look good'
As the Fed was meeting to consider cutting interest rates, it lost control of the very benchmark rate that it manages.

CNBC Economy
Sep 18, 2019

Fed loses control of its own interest rate on day of big decision — 'This just doesn't look good'
As the Fed was meeting to consider cutting interest rates, it lost control of the very benchmark rate that it manages.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Fed expected to cut rates and Powell may have hard time appeasing critics inside and outside Fed
The Fed is expected to cut rates Wednesday, but it is unlikely to tell markets what they want to hear on future rate cuts.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Fed expected to cut rates but Powell may have a hard time appeasing critics
The Fed is expected to cut rates Wednesday, but it is unlikely to tell markets what they want to hear on future rate cuts.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Fed is expected to cut rates, but Powell may have a hard time appeasing critics
Jerome Powell will "underwhelm everyone and not overwhelm anyone," one economist says

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Fed rate cut is coming, but some market insiders doubt it's really necessary
A Federal Reserve rate cut at the end of this week's two-day FOMC meeting is considered a "lock" by the market, but chief financial officers of major corporations still harbor doubts about whether lowering interest rates is necessary.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Homebuilder sentiment surges to highest level of the year, but there are warning signs
A sharp drop in mortgage rates in August was clearly behind the confidence in September, but rates have since reversed.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

US manufacturing production rebounds strongly in August
U.S. manufacturing output increased more than expected in August, boosted by a surge in machinery and primary metals production.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

Recession fears among fund managers rise to highest level in a decade
The risk of a global recession is at its highest since August 2009, according to a survey of fund managers, as slowing growth, trade and political uncertainty takes its toll on investor sentiment.

CNBC Economy
Sep 17, 2019

This uncertain economy is pushing a third of millennials to visit the doctor
The state of the economy plays a role in how millennials think about healthcare.

CNBC Economy
Sep 16, 2019

The Fed is likely to lower rates again this week, but also signal it's in no hurry to keep cutting
Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.

CNBC Economy
Sep 16, 2019

Expectations suddenly are rising that the Fed might not cut interest rates this week
Traders in the fed funds futures market on Monday were pricing in a 34% chance that the Fed will stay put on rates.

CNBC Economy
Sep 13, 2019

US consumer sentiment jumps as confidence around the economy rises
Sentiment in the U.S. rose more than expected this month as consumers felt more confident about current and future economic conditions.

CNBC Economy
Sep 13, 2019

US import prices fall as petroleum, food costs decline
U.S. import prices fell in August amid declines in the cost of petroleum products and food.

CNBC Economy
Sep 13, 2019

US retail sales rose more than expected in August as auto buying jumped
U.S. retail sales were expected to climb 0.2% in August, after rising 0.7% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Sep 12, 2019

'No strategy,' 'erratic,' 'haphazard': Democrats pile on Trump over China trade war
The 10 Democratic candidates in the Houston debate portrayed Trump as impulsive with little plan to win a trade war with China.

CNBC Economy
Sep 12, 2019

US consumer prices rise a slight 0.1% in August
Consumer prices slowed in August, rising by a slight 0.1%, reflecting a big drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products.

CNBC Economy
Sep 12, 2019

US weekly jobless claims drop to five-month low
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell to a five-month low last week.

CNBC Economy
Sep 12, 2019

Mnuchin says Trump could do a China trade pact at any time, but wants a 'good' deal for US workers
Mnuchin said Thursday that President Trump could strike a pact with China at any time, but is focused on holding out for a "good" deal.

CNBC Economy
Sep 12, 2019

China wants a two-track approach to the trade talks, WSJ reports
China wants to draw a line between talks about trade and other foreign affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Sep 11, 2019

Trump's approval on the economy slides as recession fears grow
Approval of Trump's handling of the economy has started to slip as fears about a recession crept into financial markets and pockets of the general public.

CNBC Economy
Sep 11, 2019

US producer prices unexpectedly rise in August
U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in August and underlying producer prices rebounded.

CNBC Economy
Sep 11, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications rise as buyer's market takes hold
Homebuyers are taking advantage of lower mortgage rates and a slow summer for sellers, and that is driving mortgage applications higher. Total mortgage application volume rose 2.0 % last week compared with the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Sep 11, 2019

Trump says Fed 'boneheads' should cut interest rates to zero 'or less,' US should refinance debt
President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, who he blames for slowing the economy.

CNBC Economy
Sep 10, 2019

US job openings decline for second straight month
U.S. job openings fell for a second straight month in July amid decreases in wholesale trade and the federal government, which could bolster economists' views that job growth has peaked.

CNBC Economy
Sep 10, 2019

Amazon is hiring over 30,000 workers in these 6 US cities
Amazon Career Day is coming Tuesday, Sept. 17.

CNBC Economy
Sep 10, 2019

Peter Navarro says he's certain House Democrats will approve USMCA by year's end
President Donald Trump's trade advisor Peter Navarro

CNBC Economy
Sep 09, 2019

Real US debt levels could be 2,000% of economy, a Wall Street report suggests
Putting all that together paints a daunting picture but one that requires nuance to understand.

CNBC Economy
Sep 09, 2019

Real US debt levels could be a shocking 2,000% of GDP, a Wall Street report suggests
Putting all that together paints a daunting picture but one that requires nuance to understand.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

August jobs miss expectations — Cramer and other experts on what this means
It was a softer August job market than anticipated. CNBC's Jim Cramer and other experts lay out what it means for the Fed, the economy and markets.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Fed chief Powell says trade policy is weighing on investment decisions
"I think it is the case that uncertainty around trade policy is causing some companies to hold back now on investment," Jerome Powell says.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Powell says the Fed is not forecasting or expecting a recession
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday the central bank's pivot this year to lower interest rates has helped sustain U.S. economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Cramer to Fed's Powell: Just admit you were wrong to hike rates so aggressively and move on
"The Fed chair should be bullied by the bond market. And the bond market is saying, 'Whoa, are you wrong,'" says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Larry Kudlow says phone call earlier this week with China on trade 'went very well'
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said recent conversations with China "went very well."

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Here's where the jobs are — in one chart
CNBC studied the net changes by industry for August jobs based on the data from the Labor Department.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

The disappointing jobs report would have been much worse without newly hired Census workers
The federal government hired 25,000 temporary workers in August in preparation for the 2020 Census, giving the overall jobs gain a big bump.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

The jobs report would have been much worse without the addition of Census workers
Without the temporary hiring of Census workers, the August jobs report would have been worse.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

America's aging population is leading to a doctor shortage crisis
As America's population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage will intensify.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

Job growth falls short of expectations as August payrolls rise just 130,000
The increase fell short of Wall Street estimates for 150,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, as expected.

CNBC Economy
Sep 06, 2019

US job growth likely slowed in August, but gains are enough to support the economy
Nonfarm payrolls were expected to increase by 150,000 in August, while the unemployment rate was seen holding steady at 3.7%, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

CNBC Economy
Sep 05, 2019

US second-quarter productivity unrevised at 2.3%
U.S. worker productivity slowed in the second quarter, the government confirmed on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Sep 05, 2019

US weekly jobless claims increase marginally
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, in line with the prior week's number of claims.

CNBC Economy
Sep 05, 2019

Private payroll growth way above Wall Street estimates despite recession fears
Company payrolls surged well above Wall Street estimates and at a time when fears have been growing about a looming recession.

CNBC Economy
Sep 05, 2019

The Fed will cut rates by a quarter point this month, not a half point, WSJ says
The Federal Reserve is expected to cut rates by a quarter point at its next two day meeting in September.

CNBC Economy
Sep 04, 2019

NY Fed President John Williams says low inflation is 'the problem of this era'
New York Fed President John Williams says sluggish inflation is one of the central bank's most pressing issues

CNBC Economy
Sep 04, 2019

US trade deficit narrows less than expected to $54 billion
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed less than expected in July as the trade war between the United States and China drags on.

CNBC Economy
Sep 04, 2019

Weekly mortgage refinances fall further, despite lower interest rates
Interest rates resumed their retreat last week, but that did not boost mortgage demand. Mortgage application volume decreased 3.1% for the week.

CNBC Economy
Sep 04, 2019

Fed's Bullard says 'aggressive' step is needed to align Fed with markets, insure against trade war
The U.S. Federal Reserve should cut interest rates to get ahead of both market expectations for a rate cut and a global trade war, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said.

CNBC Economy
Sep 03, 2019

Retailers resist price hikes but we can't eat all China tariff costs, says housewares firm founder
Resistance to price hikes creates a "stressful situation" for businesses that cannot afford to absorb the cost of tariffs on Chinese imports, Casabella's Bruce Kaminstein says.

CNBC Economy
Sep 03, 2019

Trump was so angry after China's trade retaliation that he wanted to double tariffs
The president was outraged after he learned that China had formalized plans to slap duties on $75 billion in U.S. products.

CNBC Economy
Sep 03, 2019

US manufacturing contracts for the first time in three years amid China trade war
A gauge of U.S. manufacturing from the Institute for Supply Management showed the sector contracted in August, its first decline since 2016.

CNBC Economy
Sep 03, 2019

Trump pressures China to make deal soon, or it'll get tougher if he wins in 2020
"Think what happens to China when I win. Deal would get MUCH TOUGHER," President Donald Trump tweeted.

CNBC Economy
Sep 01, 2019

China takes cautious steps with new tariffs, leaving most to December
The proportion of Chinese tariffs on U.S. goods that took effect on Sunday only account for one third of more than 5,000 product lines listed.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

Esther George says the Fed's 'large balance sheet' may have helped cause the yield curve inversion
Kansas City Fed President Esther George said the Federal Reserve may be partly responsible for the yield curve inversion.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

Art Laffer on negative rates: I'd borrow as much as I could if I didn't have to pay interest
"If I could borrow without paying any interest, or ever pay the money back, I would borrow as much as I could, too," the 'Trumponomics' co-auther says.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

Art Laffer warns on negative rates, saying he'd borrow as much as he could for no interest
"If I could borrow without paying any interest, or ever pay the money back, I would borrow as much as I could, too," the "Trumponomics" co-author says.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

Art Laffer warns on negative rates, saying he'd borrow as much as he could for no-interest
"If I could borrow without paying any interest, or ever pay the money back, I would borrow as much as I could, too," the 'Trumponomics' co-author says.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

The Fed didn't need to cut rates in July, Kansas City Fed president says
"My sense was we've added accommodation, and it wasn't required in my view," George tells CNBC's Steve Liesman.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

Kansas City Fed's Esther George says the July rate cut was not needed
"My sense was we've added accommodation and it wasn't required in my view," George tells CNBC's Steve Liesman.

CNBC Economy
Aug 22, 2019

A trade war with Europe would be more damaging than Washington's dispute with China
Experts believe a wider spat with Europe would be much more damaging than the current tit-for-tat with China.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Here's why Trump wants to buy Greenland
Greenland's growing strategic value is linked tightly to new North Atlantic shipping lanes opening up due to melting polar ice caps.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Bond market yield curve inverts, signaling Fed may be too slow to cut rates, risks recession
After the Fed released minutes of its last meeting, the bond market signaled it fears the Fed will not be aggressive enough with its rate cutting.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Fed says July rate cut was 'recalibration' and not part of 'pre-set course' for more easing
The Fed minutes also note that "a couple" members wanted a 50 basis point cut, based primarily on the weak inflation readings.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

CBO expects deficit to grow more than projected, warns that tariff hikes could harm growth
"Federal debt, which is already high by historical standards, is on an unsustainable course," CBO director Phillip Swagel said in the report.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

'Mr. Wonderful' Kevin O'Leary: 'There is no recession coming in America'
U.S. companies "are on fire," says O'Leary, also chairman of O'Shares ETFs.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Morgan Stanley: Risk of a global recession is 'high and rising'
Morgan Stanley warns that "the wheels for a slowdown are in motion," adding that a slowdown in the manufacturing sector is spreading.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Trump says the Fed is the 'only problem' with economy, calls Powell 'a golfer who can't putt'
He proclaimed the economy healthy in a pair of tweets Wednesday, saying the only thing holding growth back was the Federal Reserve.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Trump says the Fed is the 'only problem' with the economy, calls Powell 'a golfer who can't putt'
President Trump insists the economy is healthy and says the only thing holding U.S. growth back is the Federal Reserve.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Bank of America CEO Moynihan says the consumer is doing well and will keep US economy going
Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is not worried about an economic slowdown as the U.S. consumer is still in a strong place.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Target CEO: The US trade war creates 'uncertainty' and 'complexity'
Target CEO Brian Cornell says he's encouraged by Trump's decision to postpone some consumer-oriented tariffs that were supposed to start Sept. 1.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Target CEO: The US trade war creates 'uncertainty' and 'complexity' for retailer
"As long as the trade situation remains fluid, it will present an additional layer of uncertainty and complexity as we plan our business," Target CEO Brian Cornell said.

CNBC Economy
Aug 21, 2019

Trump says he had to 'take China on,' regardless of the short-term impact on US economy
President Donald Trump said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades.

CNBC Economy
Aug 20, 2019

Former Fed official Kocherlakota agrees with Trump that rates are too high
Former Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said the notion that monetary policy is too restrictive is basically correct.

CNBC Economy
Aug 20, 2019

Robert Shiller says the Fed's rate cut had the opposite intended effect, sparked recession alarm
Nobel prize winner Robert Shiller takes issue with the Federal Reserve's rate cut in July because of the psychological harm it caused the markets.

CNBC Economy
Aug 19, 2019

White House official denies administration is looking at a payroll tax cut
The report comes as Trump in recent days has lashed out over media reports about growing recession fears.

CNBC Economy
Aug 18, 2019

The US economy is fine, but watch out for gathering trade storms
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

CNBC Economy
Aug 18, 2019

White House pushes back against recession fears, defends trade war
Trump said he doesn't see a recession after the bond market spooked investors and the Dow suffered its worst day of the year last week.

CNBC Economy
Aug 18, 2019

White House trade advisor Navarro: 'Technically we did not have a yield curve inversion'
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below the 2-year rate Wednesday, which typically taken as a sign a recession is on the horizon.

CNBC Economy
Aug 18, 2019

Americans overwhelmingly support free trade as concern grows about Trump's economy
Americans now say they approve of free trade by 64%-27%, a margin of better than two to one.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

US consumer sentiment for August comes in well below estimates
The report comes amid a wild week for the stock market, but after a handful of bullish reports in the consumer sector.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

US housing starts drop for third straight month
U.S. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in July amid a steep decline in the construction of multi-family housing units.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

Fed may not have enough firepower to prevent a recession
President Trump has been pressing the Fed to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it's not clear the central bank can do so.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

Fed may not have the firepower to save the economy if a recession is coming
Trump wants the Fed to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it's not clear the central bank can.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

Fed's Bullard says only a 'sustained' bond inversion would be a bearish signal
The inversion of portions of the Treasury bond yield curve this week "would have to be sustained over a period of time" to be taken as a "bearish" signal for a U.S. economy, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said.

CNBC Economy
Aug 16, 2019

Ray Dalio says he wouldn't rule out China weaponizing its massive US Treasury holdings
Others observers have dismissed the suggestion that China would sell U.S. Treasurys to gain an upper hand in the trade war.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2019

Growth forecasts are rising and economy looks nowhere near as bad as bond market predicts
Economists ratcheted up their GDP forecasts for the third quarter to a median 2.1% on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2019

Trump, Navarro are the only officials in the White House blaming the Fed for volatility, sources say
The president has criticized his central bank chief sharply, but stepped it up in recent days when he labeled the Fed leader "clueless Jay Powell."

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