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CNBC Economy
Jun 19, 2018

China has a limited number of weapons to use in a trade war with the US
As China and the U.S. near a trade war, both nations bring different weapons to the table.

CNBC Economy
Jun 19, 2018

Here's the fundamental error in Trump's trade strategy
Failed trade talks between the U.S. and China in June have culminated in the world's two largest economies making good on their threats—with both countries announcing billions of dollars of tariffs on each other's goods.

CNBC Economy
Jun 19, 2018

New home construction booms to a near 11-year high in May
U.S. homebuilding accelerated in both single-family and multi-family home construction.

CNBC Economy
Jun 19, 2018

South Africa will avoid a ‘knee-jerk' reaction to currency weakness, central bank deputy says
Escalating trade tariffs between the world's two largest economies and an ongoing currency sell-off will keep pressure on the bank's policy makers.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2018

China says the US 'has initiated a trade war,' and Beijing isn't afraid to fight back
China's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday morning that it will take counter measures if the U.S. publishes an additional tariffs list.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2018

Trump reportedly told Apple's Tim Cook that iPhones will be spared from China tariffs
President Trump told Tim Cook that the U.S. would not levy tariffs on iPhones assembled in China, the NYT reports.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2018

Trump fires back at Beijing with threat of new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods
President Donald Trump has requested the United States Trade Representative to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent.

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2018

UAE gives Ethiopia $1 billion lifeline to ease foreign exchange crisis
The sum is part of a total of a $3 billion aid and investment pledge from the UAE to Ethiopia announced Friday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2018

Just the fear of a trade war is straining the global economy
President Donald Trump announced fresh tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, The New York Times reports.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Goldman Sachs model now points to 4% second-quarter GDP growth
The U.S. economy is likely to grow faster than expected, according to a Goldman Sachs tracker model.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Why China 'holds all the aces' in a full-blown US-China trade war
U.S. tariffs on $50 billion of China goods were imposed Friday to protect U.S. intellectual property and technology.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Consumer sentiment rises to highest level in three months
Consumer sentiment jumped in the beginning of June, moving opposite of expectations.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

China says tariffs of 'same scale' coming immediately, indicates trade talks will need to start over
China's Commerce Ministry said Friday that it will respond immediately on the same scale to the Trump administration's new tariffs on Chinese goods worth up to $50 billion.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Trump to slap 25% tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese goods; China retaliates
Trump says he's taking the action "in light of China's theft of intellectual property" and "other unfair trade practices."

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Trump to slap 25% tariffs on up to $50 billion of Chinese goods; China says it will retaliate
Trump says he's taking the action "in light of China's theft of intellectual property" and "other unfair trade practices."

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Kellogg issues massive Honey Smacks cereal recall over Salmonella risk
Kellogg Co said on Thursday it is recalling an estimated 1.3 million cases of its Honey Smacks cereal.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

China promises fast response if US hurts its interests
China said on Friday it would respond quickly to protect itself if the United States hurts its interests.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Tariff standoff probably won't cause lasting harm — as long as there's not an all-out bloodletting
The White House is expected to unveil a revised list of between 800 and 900 products from China it will impose tariffs on.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Trump seems ready to slap $50 billion worth of tariffs on China, setting off a new trade war
The expected tariffs against $50 billion worth of Chinese goods will escalate trade tensions globally.

CNBC Economy
Jun 15, 2018

Trump looks set to go ahead with tariffs on China — ignoring Beijing's influence on North Korea
The expected tariffs against $50 billion worth of Chinese goods will escalate trade tensions globally.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

US farmers 'nervous,' as China threat of 25 percent tariffs on soybeans could cause pain
Farmers expressed uneasiness ahead of the White House's expected decision Friday to impose tariffs on Chinese products.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

Trump's forecast of 4% GDP growth close to coming true as Americans spend tax-bill proceeds
Surging consumer spending is driving GDP well above prior estimates, and it is now tracking near 4 percent.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

White House expected to unveil tariffs on smaller list of Chinese products Friday
The Trump administration's tariff list is expected to include between 800 and 900 Chinese products.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

US import prices jumped in May, boosted by a surge in the cost of petroleum products and food
U.S. import prices were expected to increase by 0.5 percent in May, after climbing 0.3 percent a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

US jobless rolls declined to a near 44-1/2-year low, pointing to a rapidly tightening labor market
New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls declined to a near 44-1/2-year low.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

US retail sales post their biggest gain in six months
U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in May as consumers bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

One-third of small business owners say they can't find the workers they need to fill critical jobs
Despite record-high confidence on Main Street, a labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

Despite record high confidence, Main Street businesses can't find the workers they need
Despite record-high confidence on Main Street, a labor shortage issue is increasingly weighing on small businesses.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

A fourth Fed hike this year could trigger economic slowdown, strategist warns
A fourth rate hike this year could bring about an inverted yield curve and economic slowdown, Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan believes.

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2018

How Italian turmoil in the bond markets could spark a domino effect across Europe
Banks in major European economies could be severely hurt by political developments in Italy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2018

'This economy will slow' in mid-2019 or 2020: J.P. Morgan strategist
The 9-year bull market will likely end in mid-2019 or 2020, says J.P. Morgan strategist.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2018

Alan Greenspan on trade: The notion that foreigners are ripping us off is 'nonsense'
Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan disputed the notion the U.S. was being ripped off by other countries because of its trade deficit.

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2018

May producer prices jump in the biggest annual increase in nearly 6 1/2 years
U.S. producer prices increased more than expected in May, leading to the biggest annual increase in nearly 6-1/2 years.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

A third of 'affluent' Americans say their financial stability depends on inheriting money
Even 20 percent of well-off boomers say they need to inherit wealth.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

'Capitalism may need modernizing,' says billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones
Paul Tudor Jones shared his macro market views and opinion on income inequality on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Consumer prices jump 2.8 percent for biggest increase in more than six years
U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in May amid a slowdown in the pace of increases in the cost of gasoline, pointing to moderate inflation pressures.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Paul Tudor Jones says rates would be much higher if he were running the Fed
Hedge fund magnate Paul Tudor Jones says the Fed is well behind the curve when it comes to setting interest rates.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Small business optimism jumps to second-highest ever; tax cut cited
Small business optimism rose in May to its highest in more than 30 years, helped by all-time highs in some key index components, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Small business optimism jumps to second-highest level ever; tax cut cited
Small business optimism in May was helped by all-time highs in some key index components, NFIB says.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Jobs outlook for UK financial services hits worst level since 2009, poll shows
The respected ManpowerGroup survey follows disappointing manufacturing and trade data.

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2018

Investment guru Mark Mobius says North Korea presents a ‘tremendous opportunity'
Investors have noted North Korea's large, disciplined, and cheap workforce, though many question the ability of the population to catch up with a modern economy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2018

Fed meets as inflation and economy get stronger, stirring speculation it could increase rate forecast
The Fed is expected to boost interest rates by a quarter point when its two-day meeting ends Wednesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2018

Fed will ignore G-7 trade spat and announce new rate hikes, economist says
The Federal Reserve won't take any notice of the spat between the U.S. and its Western allies, an economist told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2018

New Italian economy minister vows to stay in euro, cut debt level
Italy's government has no intention of leaving the euro, the country's new economy minister said.

CNBC Economy
Jun 08, 2018

G-7 may look like a hot mess, but it doesn't matter — trade wars do
World leaders may not like Trump's "America first" message, but a lack of harmony at the G-7 meeting doesn't really matter.

CNBC Economy
Jun 08, 2018

Economic growth for second quarter is on track to double 2017's full-year pace
In its most recent forecast, the Atlanta Fed said the three-month period is tracking at a 4.6 percent gain.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Japan, US are working on their first trade talks in July under new framework
Japan and the U.S. are working to hold their first bilateral trade talks under a new framework.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Japan's economy contracted as expected in the first quarter
Japan's economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent in January to March.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Argentina clinches $50 billion International Monetary Fund financing deal
Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have signed a financing agreement.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Argentina signs financing agreement with International Monetary Fund
Argentina and the International Monetary Fund have signed a financing agreement.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

White House analysis says Trump's tariffs will hurt US economic growth: NYT
An internal White House analysis found that President Donald Trump administration's tariffs would hurt economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Wall Street veteran Byron Wien doesn't see a recession until at least 2021
Blackstone's Wien says the recession warning signs he uses "just aren't in place."

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

US jobless claims fall unexpectedly as the labor market tightens
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Buffett says economy is feeling strong: 'If we're in the sixth inning, we have our sluggers coming to bat'
Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon say the U.S. economy is in rare form and could continue to prove strong for years to come.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

G-7 leaders may need to offer Trump a ‘golden bridge' of retreat to avert a trade war
Finance ministers of the world's wealthiest nations will meet at the G-7 summit Friday in Quebec, and it is likely to be rife with awkwardness.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

G-7 leaders need to offer Trump a ‘golden bridge' of retreat to avert a trade war, chief economist says
Finance ministers of the world's wealthiest nations will meet at the G-7 summit Friday in Quebec, and it is likely to be rife with awkwardness.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Jamie Dimon says Trump should be careful what he wishes for in push for one-on-one trade deals
The one-to-one trade deals that Trump prefers could turn counter to American interests, Dimon tells CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

More Americans are crediting Trump for the stronger economy, but that isn't helping the GOP with voters: NBC/WSJ poll
Republicans, as the party in power now, have bigger challenges. Just 32 percent of voters say their representative in Congress deserves re-election.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

More Americans credit Trump for the stronger economy, but that's not helping the GOP: NBC/WSJ poll
Republicans, as the party in power now, have bigger challenges. Just 32 percent of voters say their representative in Congress deserves re-election.

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2018

Trump is likely to face a chilly reception at the G-7 conference
Before President Trump sits down with a North Korean autocrat, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America's oldest allies.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

Companies have no choice now but to raise wages
Karen Firestone, chairman and CEO, Aureus Asset Management, looks at why wages have been stagnant the last few years and why that's about to change.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

Watch: Kudlow briefs press on G7 summit amid fears of trade war
The annual summit comes amid the Trump administration's decision to place tariffs on U.S. allies.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

US trade deficit falls to a seven-month low
The U.S. trade deficit fell to a seven-month low in April as exports rose to a record high, lifted by an increase in shipments of industrial materials and soybeans.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

US first-quarter productivity revised to 0.4%
U.S. worker productivity increased less than initially thought in the first quarter.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

US could face new EU tariffs from July on products like peanut butter
The U.S. could be hit by new EU duties as early as July.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

The jobs are in Houston, according to the LinkedIn's Workforce Report
Job seekers in the oil and energy fields might want to consider Houston.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

The world's biggest hedge fund is reportedly ‘bearish on financial assets'
Bridgewater Associates is reportedly calling 2019 a dangerous year for investors.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

Weekly mortgage applications rise 4.1% as rates hit lowest levels in 6 weeks
Mortgage applications to purchase a home increased 4 percent for the week and were 9 percent higher than a year ago.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

US growth is now probably ‘as good as it gets,' Goldman's chief economist says
The Federal Reserve is widely tipped to raise its federal funds rate next week.

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2018

Tariff increases could bring us back to 2008 crisis levels, World Bank warns
The hardest-hit areas in the event of increased protectionism would be emerging markets and developing economies, the World Bank reported.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

There are more jobs than people out of work, something the American economy has never experienced before
The jobs market has reached what should be some kind of inflection point: There are more openings than workers.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

ISM non-manufacturing index grows in May, expanding for the 100th month
Growth in U.S. non-manufacturing was increased in May, marking 100 months of expansion.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Howard Schultz: The $21 trillion national debt is the 'greatest threat domestically to the country'
Howard Schultz, Starbucks' outgoing executive chairman, said "the economy is strong," and gave Trump "some" credit for the gains.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Trump 'very seriously contemplating' separate trade talks with Canada, Mexico, says economic advisor Kudlow
President Donald Trump is "very seriously contemplating" separate trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Trump contemplating separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico instead of NAFTA fix, says economic advisor Kudlow
President Donald Trump is "very seriously contemplating" separate trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Trade conflicts and tariffs won't hurt U.S. economy, but they do have a dark side
Trade conflicts and tariffs won't hurt U.S. economy, but they do have a dark side, such as lost jobs and higher prices.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Trade conflicts and tariffs won't hurt US economy, but they do have a dark side
Trade conflicts and tariffs won't hurt U.S. economy, but they do have a dark side, such as lost jobs and higher prices.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2018

Ethiopia lifts its state of emergency as analysts voice their optimism on the economy
The East African growth hub lifted its state of emergency two months early on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2018

American companies in China don't care about the trade deficit — they want equal market access
Among G20 countries, China remains the most restrictive in terms of openness to direct investment.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2018

Trump ultimately wants a world with no trade tariffs: White House advisor
White House legislative director Marc Short says Trump wants trade to be on a "level playing field."

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2018

How Mnuchin keeps a steady grip in the White House's tug of war on trade
The Treasury secretary has managed to stay in President Trump's good graces while advocating a more free-trade approach.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2018

Global growth rate could drop by more than a quarter thanks to tariffs, S&P chief economist forecasts
While S&P's outlook remains positive and underpinned by strong market fundamentals, cracks seem to be appearing a little bit more visibly than before.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Investors should take risks in a hot economy: Market expert
While the economy remains hot, market expert Katie Nixon says now is a good time for investors to take risks.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

The US economy suddenly looks like it's unstoppable
In the face of persistent fears that the world could be facing a trade war and a synchronized slowdown, the U.S. economy enters June with a good deal of momentum.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Black unemployment falls to the lowest level since 1972
The unemployment rate for blacks hit the lowest level since the government started to record that data in 1972.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Kudlow on trade war fears with US allies: This is more like 'a family disagreement'
"It's not a trade war. We can fix this, but we're going to need the help of our friends," White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Kudlow on Trump jobs tweet: 'I don't think he gave anything away'
Trump didn't tip his hand on Twitter about the May jobs report, says top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

The 5 most important numbers from Friday's jobs report
A quick look at the five most important numbers from Friday's nonfarm payrolls report:

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Super strong jobs report means June rate hike coming and Fed could get more aggressive
May's super strong employment report, including a slightly better gain in wages, signals the Fed is on track to raise interest rates in June and could even add another rate hike to its forecast this year.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

ISM manufacturing index beats estimates; construction spending posts biggest jump since 2016
Manufacturing activity expanded at a faster pace than forecast last month, according to the Institute of Supply Management.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

ISM manufacturing index hits 58.7 in May; construction spending up 1.8% in April
Manufacturing activity expanded at a faster pace than forecast last month, according to the Institute of Supply Management.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

May auto sales mixed for US carmakers
U.S. auto sales have been bumpy this year - down in February, up in March, down again in April.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Here's where the jobs are — in one chart
The retail and health care industries were among the biggest net job gainers in May, the Labor Department says.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Trump's hostile tariffs on US allies give china a 'gift': Obama trade official
Bruce Heyman, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada, calls Trump's tariffs "hostile."

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Unemployment rate falls to 18-year low, wages rise 2.7 percent
May's unemployement rate falls to 3.8 percent, its lowest in 18 years.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Payrolls rise by better than expected 223,000, jobless rate drops to 3.8%, wages up 2.7%
The U.S. economy likely added 188,000 jobs in May while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.9 percent, according to economists surveyed by Reuters.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

‘Absurd' for US to consider Canada a security risk over steel, defense minister says
The U.S. has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Trump says he's 'looking forward' to seeing Friday's employment numbers
President Trump sounds an optimistic tone ahead of Friday's pivotal nonfarm payrolls report from the government.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

Trump's tariffs on US allies will shrink the savings Americans gained from tax cuts
Mainstream economists across the political spectrum agree the tariffs will have a negative impact on the economy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 01, 2018

As the US population ages, the need for home health-care workers skyrockets
The demand for home health and personal care aides is expected to increase 41 percent to more than 4 million jobs through 2026.

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