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CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

Homebuilder sentiment ticks up slightly, as housing shortage intensifies
Builder confidence for single-family homes rose just one point to 65 in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

Retailers should thank Amazon: Adobe estimates the size of a Prime Day bump
On Monday, the first day of Amazon's 48-hour shopping extravaganza this year, retailers that make more than $1 billion in annual revenues saw a 64% increase in their digital sales compared with an average Monday, according to Adobe Analytics.

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

Signs point to the trade war dragging on as China strikes hard-line tone
The U.S. and China have restarted their trade talks, but signs are showing a deal could be even harder to reach now.

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

Trade war to drag on as Trump says long way to go and China strikes hard-line tone
The U.S. and China have restarted their trade talks, but signs are showing a deal could be even harder to reach now.

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

US industrial production was unchanged in June
U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining.

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

US import prices post the biggest drop in 6 months
U.S. import prices fell by the most in six months in June, pulled down by declines in the costs of petroleum and other goods

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

More middle-class families say the 'American dream' is out of reach: Study
More middle-class families now say the American dream is out of reach.

CNBC Economy
Jul 16, 2019

US retail sales beat expectations in June
U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in June, pointing to strong consumer spending.

CNBC Economy
Jul 15, 2019

Half of the companies that have reported earnings so far say the strong dollar is hurting them
Of the S&P 500 companies that have reported so far, more than half of them cited a strong greenback as a headwind.

CNBC Economy
Jul 15, 2019

NY Fed 'Empire State' factory index posts biggest gain in more than 2 years
The New York Federal Reserve said its gauge of manufacturing growth in New York state returned to positive territory, suggesting regional activity was expanding again.

CNBC Economy
Jul 12, 2019

Treasury could run out cash in early September, urges Congress to raise debt ceiling before recess
The Treasury Department said it could run out of cash in two months, asking Congress to increase the debt ceiling before lawmakers leave for a six-week recess.

CNBC Economy
Jul 12, 2019

Treasury may run out of cash in early September, urges Congress to raise debt ceiling before recess
The Treasury Department said it could run out of cash in two months, asking Congress to increase the debt ceiling before lawmakers leave for a six-week recess.

CNBC Economy
Jul 12, 2019

US producer prices rose slightly in June, while the cost of goods declined
U.S. producer prices rose slightly in June as the cost of energy and other goods fell for a second straight month.

CNBC Economy
Jul 12, 2019

Peter Navarro says don't believe China or US press, calls Wall Street Journal stories 'garbage'
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said media reports on the U.S.-China trade talks are not reliable.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

The Fed chairman says the relationship between inflation and unemployment is gone
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the relationship between unemployment and inflation has collapsed.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

Wall Street banks are bailing on troubled American farmers amid US-China trade war
In the wake of the US housing meltdown of the late 2000s, JPMorgan Chase & Co hunted for new ways to expand its loan business beyond the troubled mortgage sector.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

Trump says China is 'letting us down' by not buying US farm products during trade talks
If China does not buy U.S. crops, it could bode poorly for a U.S.-China trade deal as Washington has said it expects Beijing to purchase agricultural products.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

US core inflation posts biggest gain in nearly 1 1/2 years
U.S. underlying consumer prices increased amid solid gains in the costs of a range of goods and services.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall to 3-month low
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 223,000 in the most recent week, up marginally from the 221,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

A giant manufacturer just gave a glimpse into this earnings season as it tanks on tariff costs
For those who don't see China trade war hurting the U.S., a $17 billion industrial distributor sounds alarms on tariff costs and related inflation.

CNBC Economy
Jul 11, 2019

France approves digital tax on American tech giants, defying US trade threat
President Trump ordered an investigation into France's planned "digital tax" on tech companies on Wednesday.

CNBC Economy
Jul 09, 2019

Fed Chair Powell's job is safe 'at the present time,' Larry Kudlow says
The Trump administration is making "no effort" to remove the Fed's Jerome Powell, top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jul 05, 2019

Strong job growth is back: Payrolls jump in June well above expectations
Payroll growth rebounded sharply in June as the U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%.

CNBC Economy
Jul 03, 2019

Jobs report could show a slowing trend and be the lever the Fed needs to cut rates
Ten years into the recovery, the economy's ability to create new jobs may be slowing .

CNBC Economy
Jul 03, 2019

Trump's latest Fed moves are another step in trying to take control of interest rates
The president said he plans on sending the names of Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton to the Senate as Fed governor appointees.

CNBC Economy
Jul 03, 2019

US trade deficit widens to a 5-month high of $55.5 billion in May
The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened.

CNBC Economy
Jul 03, 2019

Job creation has another rough month in June as private payrolls rise by just 102,000
The growth in private jobs missed even modest Wall Street expectations of 135,000 and signal a possibly weak nonfarm payrolls report Friday.

CNBC Economy
Jul 03, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications stall as rates take a respite
After several weeks of volatility, mortgage rates calmed down, and that offered little incentive for homeowners or buyers to make a move.

CNBC Economy
Jul 02, 2019

'Dr. Doom' economist Nouriel Roubini sees trade war tipping global economy into a recession
The rivalry between the U.S. and China could be so disruptive that it's starting to decouple the global economy and eventually causing a recession, according to Nouriel Roubini.

CNBC Economy
Jul 02, 2019

This Fourth of July, Americans will shell out $1 billion on beer
If spending is any guide, this country's patriotic spirit is alive and well, with Americans coughing up nearly $7 billion on food for the grill this July 4.

CNBC Economy
Jul 02, 2019

This is now the longest US economic expansion in history
The ongoing U.S. economic expansion has entered its 121st month, marking the longest run on record going back to 1854.

CNBC Economy
Jul 01, 2019

Trump says renewed trade talks with China have 'already begun'
Trump and Xi had agreed during a bilateral meeting at the summit in Osaka, Japan, to hold off on imposing new tariffs on each other's goods.

CNBC Economy
Jun 28, 2019

US consumer spending rises in May, but inflation remains muted
U.S. personal income was expected to rise 0.3% in May, down from the 0.5% increase reported for the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Jun 28, 2019

Here's what every major Wall Street bank believes will happen at the Trump-Xi trade meeting
Wall Street strategists think a ceasefire is the most likely outcome at the G-20 meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping.

CNBC Economy
Jun 28, 2019

Trump might not need to hear much to strike a truce with China: senior official
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to meet Saturday, with expectations running high that the two leaders can strike some bargain

CNBC Economy
Jun 28, 2019

What you need to know about Saturday's highly anticipated Trump-Xi meeting
The highly anticipated meeting will likely impact the bilateral relationship and the broader global economy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 27, 2019

JP Morgan, Goldman and others boost dividends and buybacks after passing Fed stress test
All 18 of the big institutions tested by the Fed won approval to boost payouts with the exception of the U.S. division of Credit Suisse, which had weaknesses in its capital planning process.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

$300 billion tariff threat looming over the G-20 meeting between Trump and Xi
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet Saturday, the second day of the two-day G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

US core capital goods orders rebound; shipments increase
U.S. factory orders for long-lasting goods were expected to ease 0.1% in May, after sinking 2.1% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

Trump says a US-China trade deal is possible, but he's 'happy where we are now'
While Trump stresses the importance of getting a deal, he also says the tariffs have been good for the U.S. economy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

Weekly mortgage rates fall further, but only refinance applications rise
Mortgage application volume was 40% higher than a year ago, largely because lower rates are strengthening the refinance market.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

Mnuchin: 'We were about 90% of the way' on China trade deal and there's a 'path to complete this'
Mnuchin tells CNBC he's confident President Trump and China's Xi Jinping can make progress in stalled trade talks.

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says US-China trade deal is 90% complete
Mnuchin told CNBC that he's confident President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping can make progress in stalled trade talks.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

The trade war is weighing on Chinese home buying in the US
Trade tensions appear to have depressed Chinese property purchases in the United States. Beijing's own actions may also be playing a role.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Trump and Xi meet Saturday — If it goes poorly, the global economy could teeter into recession
Stocks should rally if the U.S. and China agree to new negotiations and a ceasefire in the trade war, but the economic impact of tariffs will continue.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Major companies are ringing alarm bells, trying to warn Washington about more tariffs
More than 300 companies are talking to government officials in Washington about how detrimental the trade war is.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Fed Chief Jerome Powell warns against policy bending to 'short-term political interests'
Powell stressed the central bank's independence amid continuous pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

New home sales sank 7.8% in May, despite a big drop in mortgage rates
Buyers pulled away from the builders in May, even as affordability improved, thanks to lower mortgage rates.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Consumer confidence drops more than expected, reaching its lowest point in nearly two years
The Conference Board, a business research group, on Tuesday released the June update for its consumer confidence index.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Debt and deficits won't be as bad as feared but are still dangerous, CBO says
The national debt will rise to 141% of the economy over the next 30 years — 11 percentage points lower than the agency projected last year.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

G-20 leaders face toxic brew of political instability, trade tensions and slowing global growth
What makes this moment even more perilous is that world leaders come to the table with far less cohesiveness, nursing wounds from a series of trade skirmishes.

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

Gains in home prices shrink slightly, but S&P Case-Shiller shows some cities' prices are heating up again
Home prices in April were 3.5% higher than a year earlier, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

Fed's Kaplan says it's 'too early' to decide if interest rates need to be cut
"I believe it would be wise to take additional time and allow events to unfold" before deciding on rates, the Dallas Fed official said in an essay.

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

Billionaires to Trump and other 2020 candidates: Please tax us
Nineteen billionaires released a letter asking the 2020 presidential candidates to support a tax on America's richest families.

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders plans to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student debt by taxing Wall Street
Sen. Bernie Sanders will announce a plan on Monday to forgive the country's $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab.

CNBC Economy
Jun 21, 2019

A Fed president explained why he was the lone member who wanted an 'insurance' cut this week
In a statement Friday, Bullard explains his vote against the decision to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged.

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

The Trump economy is starting to look more and more like the Obama economy
It wasn't supposed to be this way: The 2017 tax cut and deregulation were supposed to pull the economy out of its glacial move higher.

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

Goldman changes tune on the Fed, sees two rate cuts and early end to balance sheet rolloff
The Fed may be on its way to a half-point interest rate cut next month even though conditions don't seem to warrant, Goldman said.

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing gauge tumbles in June, buoying the case for lower rates
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing gauge tumbled this month, solidifying the Fed's case for easier monetary policy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 220,000 for the most recent week, matching the number of claims reported for the prior week.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

Ron Insana: Trump needs to stop fighting central banks, who are trying to keep the economy afloat
It's the president's own policies that are contributing to slower global and domestic growth.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

Investor Michael Farr: The Fed's fine-tuning of every economic soft patch must eventually must end
The Fed's most recent round of reassurance was a significant mistake.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

Kudlow says the White House is not considering demoting Fed Chair Powell right now
A Bloomberg News report Tuesday morning said the White House had looked at such a move back in February.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

How the trade war with China could crush California's $2.7 trillion economy and hurt other states
The impact of the U.S.-China trade war is greatest in states that export agricultural products, electronics and chemicals directly to China. California has taken the biggest hit followed by Texas, Illinois and Louisiana.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

US housing starts fall in May, but starts for the prior two months were revised higher
Housing starts fell in May, but building permits increased, suggesting that the housing market was drawing some support from a sharp decline in mortgage rates.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

Homebuilder sentiment inches lower despite demand for single-family homes
The nation's homebuilders reported solid confidence in the housing market in June, but levels dropped slightly due to concerns over trade issues, the high costs of construction and the lack of skilled labor.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

Amazon responds to Ocasio-Cortez's claim that it pays warehouse workers 'starvation wages'
Amazon responded this morning to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that it pays warehouse workers "starvation wages" in a tweet that says it pays workers $15 an hour plus full benefits.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

Amazon responds to Ocasio-Cortez's claim that it pays workers 'starvation wages'
Amazon responded this morning to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that it pays warehouse workers "starvation wages" in a tweet that says it pays workers $15 an hour plus full benefits.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

A key manufacturing gauge just saw its biggest one-month decline in 18 years
The Empire State Manufacturing Index tumbled to a -8.6 reading from 17.8 in May, a 26.4-point drop that was the biggest since 2001.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs
Businesses, trade groups, and individuals have written to complain that tariffs would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits, and leave U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

US business inventories rebound; sales fall
U.S. business inventories rebounded in April as sales fell, but inventory accumulation is still expected to be a drag on economic growth in the second quarter.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

The Fed is likely to drop 'patient' word next week, clearing way for July cut, economists say
The Fed is not likely to make a move on interest rates when it meets next week, but it is expected to smooth the way for a rate cut later in the summer.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

The Fed is likely to drop 'patient' word this week, clearing way for July cut, economists say
The Fed is not likely to make a move on interest rates when it meets this week, but it should clear the way for a rate cut later in the summer.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

Half of Americans say their financial situation hasn't improved since the Great Recession
The Great Recession ended a decade ago. Many Americans are still waiting for their finances to improve.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

Trump says stock market would be '10,000 points higher' if Fed didn't raise rates
Trump said the economy and stock market both could be doing much better "if we had somebody different" in charge of the central bank.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

US retail sales rose in May, while April was revised higher
U.S. retail sales were expected to rise 0.6% in May, after slipping 0.2% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

CEO optimism takes a hit in the second quarter as trade headwinds persist
The Business Roundtable's CEO Economic Outlook Index fell by 5.7 points in the second quarter to 89.5.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

US import prices post the largest drop in 5 months
U.S. import prices fell by the most in five months in May amid a broad decline in the cost of goods, the latest indication of muted inflation that strengthens the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise, sparking fears the labor market is losing steam
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 216,000, down slightly from the 218,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

US consumer prices barely rise in May
The U.S. Consumer Price Index was expected to edge up 0.1% in May, after rising 0.3% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

US consumer prices barely rise; underlying inflation muted
The U.S. Consumer Price Index was expected to edge up 0.1% in May, after rising 0.3% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

Soft inflation data on Wednesday could spark more speculation for a Fed rate cut soon
Consumer price inflation was expected to have increased at a pace of 1.9% in May, slower than in April and below the Federal Reserve's 2% target.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

Don't expect a China deal at G-20, former Trump trade advisor says
"There won't be a deal at the G-20," Clete Willems tells Kayla Tausche at CNBC's Capital Exchange event in Washington.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

'Tariff Man' Trump heads to Iowa, a state scarred by his trade war ahead of 2020
Trump's trip to Iowa shows an effort to contain the damage from tariffs ahead of the 2020 election — especially as Democratic presidential candidates swarm the state.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

Trump touts low inflation moments after his onetime Fed pick argued for a rate cut to boost it
"The Fed has to cut rates because prices have been falling and once those prices stabilize you just stop cutting rates," says the onetime Trump Fed pick.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

US underlying producer prices increase solidly in May
The U.S. producer price index was expected to edge up 0.1% in May, after rising 0.2% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

Trump says 'devalued' currencies put US at a disadvantage and the Fed doesn't have a 'clue'
President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. is at a disadvantage compared to other major currencies like the euro as other central banks keep interest rates low while the Federal Reserve's rates are higher by comparison.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

Commerce secretary predicts a Trump-China trade deal — 'even shooting wars end in negotiations'
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared Tuesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

That big 'Trump bump' in manufacturing is pretty much gone now
Manufacturing had been a big winner during the Trump administration, but the surge appears to have stalled and tariffs could be partly to blame.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat
Tariffs on Chinese imports, as well as the threat of new duties on Mexican imports, will stifle job growth, according to the industry group.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

Trump: If President Xi does not attend G-20, more China tariffs will go into effect immediately


CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

Trump says President Xi runs China's central bank: 'He can do whatever he wants'
President Trump criticized the Fed for raising interest rates too quickly and giving the Chinese an upper hand in trade talks.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

Trump: The Mexico trade deal took just two days because of my tariff threat
Trump tells CNBC the immigration deal came together in just two days because Mexico's leaders knew the alternative would have been worse.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

President Trump to CNBC: China is going to make a deal because 'they're going to have to'
Trump's remarks to CNBC followed a series of tweets touting the deal with Mexico that kept the U.S. from slapping tariffs on Mexican goods.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

Chamber of Commerce blasts Trump on tariffs — and then the president calls CNBC to fight back
The president's tariff strategy "creates uncertainty with our trading partners," says a top official at the world's largest business lobbying group.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

In an era of big corporate deals, CNBC's Top States for Business reveals who has an edge
CNBC will release its America's Top States for Business 2019 survey in July. This year's competitive landscape is especially tricky, thanks to issues like a trade war, labor shortages and aging infrastructure.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

Jobs creation slows dramatically with payrolls up just 75,000 in May, much worse than expected
Along with the big miss on the main number, wage gains were also lower than expected. The March and April jobs figures were revised down as well.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

Druckenmiller says ballooning corporate debt could mean big trouble if a recession hits
Druckenmiller believes the Yellen Fed should have raised rates more in 2016 when it had the chance.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

Druckenmiller says the US is in bad shape for a recession because of ballooning corporate debt
Druckenmiller believes the Yellen Fed should have raised rates more in 2016 when it had the chance.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2019

Economists: The Fed 'isn't enough' to offset damage of tariff skirmishes with China and Mexico
"It would take a dramatic easing of monetary policy for them to fully offset these kinds of effects," one economist said.

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