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CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Trump might get his slowdown in rate hikes, but for the wrong reason
Among the unintended consequences from President Donald Trump's trade war is that it could cause the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of its interest rate hikes, but for the wrong reasons.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

US industrial output rises modestly, powered by factories
U.S. industrial production was expected to rise 0.3 percent in July, slowing from a 0.6 percent increase reported for the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

US retail sales increase strongly in July
U.S. retail sales were forecast to edged up 0.1 percent in July, after climbing 0.5 percent a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Trump trade war with China leads to 'off the charts' rush of imports at nation's busiest port
The escalating trade war with China is leading U.S. retailers to speed up the import of goods from Asia's largest economy to avoid new tariffs and ensure they have adequate supplies for the winter holidays.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Weekly mortgage applications drop as homebuyers drop out
Mortgage interest rates ticked lower last week, but that wasn't enough to entice homebuyers, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Small-business confidence is back at record high under Trump: CNBC/SurveyMonkey
Bolstered by a strong economy, small-business confidence is continuing to climb to record levels, even in the face of a potential trade war and an increasingly tight job market, according to the latest report from CNBC and SurveyMonkey.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Turkey slaps tariffs on American booze, cars as business groups urge diplomacy
The government claims it is responding to a "deliberate attack" by the U.S. on Turkey's economy.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Chinese oil importers shun US crude despite tariff reversal
Not a single tanker has loaded crude oil from the United States bound for China since the start of August, Thomson Reuters Eikon ship tracking data showed, compared with about 300,000 barrels per day in June and July.

CNBC Economy
Aug 15, 2018

Trump support dips among farmers as trade war wallops agriculture
President Donald Trump received about 70 percent of the vote among farmers in 2016, but new polling from Farm Journal Research shows that his support is shrinking.

CNBC Economy
Aug 14, 2018

Import prices were flat in July, suggesting a strong dollar kept inflation pressures in check
U.S. import prices were unexpectedly flat in July as a surge in the cost of fuels was offset by weak prices elsewhere.

CNBC Economy
Aug 14, 2018

US economy is expected to accelerate this year, then slow in 2019: CBO
U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration's 3 percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected.

CNBC Economy
Aug 13, 2018

Market wants ‘decisive action' so Turkey needs to raise rates: Yale economist Stephen Roach
Turkey's central bank needs to raise interest rates to contain the country's financial crisis, says veteran economist Stephen Roach.

CNBC Economy
Aug 13, 2018

'What happens in Turkey won't stay in Turkey': Why this debt crisis could be different
The markets have seen much of this movie before: a heavily indebted country finds itself in crisis, the currency plunges and talk quickly turns to contagion and, ultimately, an expensive globally financed bailout.

CNBC Economy
Aug 11, 2018

Trump's war with Harley-Davidson has divided America's bikers
Some of the most loyal motorcycle enthusiasts are angered by the company's announcement it will move some production overseas.

CNBC Economy
Aug 10, 2018

Turkish leaders are 'in a hole of their own making,' ex-ambassador says
"Mr. Erdogan only has one tool in his box and that's his nationalistic image. He tries to defend the currency with a flag and that's not possible," said Robert Pearson, former U.S. ambassador to Turkey.

CNBC Economy
Aug 10, 2018

Workers see their paychecks get smaller as inflation continues to rise
While the rest of the economy pointed higher in July, American workers took a step backwards. Hourly and weekly earnings actually declined on the month when factoring in the rise in cost of living, according to the Labor Department.

CNBC Economy
Aug 10, 2018

Core inflation reading jumps the most since 2008
U.S. consumer prices rose in July and the underlying trend continued to strengthen.

CNBC Economy
Aug 10, 2018

California sees China impact, soft job growth but no sign of recession, say economists
California's $2.7 trillion economy may face pain from the U.S.-China trade war and shows signs of slowing job growth but economists don't see a recession in the cards.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

Private equity giant KKR sees 'significant' opportunity for 'outsized' returns in China amid trade war
Executives at private equity giant KKR recently visited China and came away believing that a powerful investing opportunity awaits, due in significant part to the ongoing trade war.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

Insurers get a lift as investors cheer Puerto Rico bond settlement
The agreement concerns investors who hold bonds issued by COFINA, slashing the debt by $17.5 billion.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

These companies might close, lay off US workers because of Trump's trade war
Trump's trade war is forcing some companies to lay off workers, close plants, tighten personnel and raise prices on goods, USA Today reports.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

Here's why millions of millennials are not interested in being homeowners
Homeownership among millenials is lower than their parents and grandparents.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

July producer prices were flat, signaling tame inflation
The U.S. producer price index was forecast to rise 0.2 percent in July.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

Jobless claims fell, despite ongoing trade tensions
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.

CNBC Economy
Aug 09, 2018

Jobless claims fell, suggesting the strong economy is helping the labor market weather ongoing trade tensions
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Trump refuses to discuss US-China strategy at private business dinner
The president said "he wouldn't go there" after he was asked about his plans for dealing with China going forward, an executive who attended the dinner told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

The economy is booming, yet Americans are struggling. An award-winning author explains why
"Stop blaming yourself and start blaming the system," says Alissa Quart.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Fed's Barkin says US interest rates need to rise further
Thomas Barkin is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a voting member of the Fed's policy-setting committee.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Black women have to work an extra 8 months to make the same wages as white men
The wage gap between white men and black women increased in 2018 from 2017.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Black women have to work an extra eight months to make the same wages as white men
The wage gap between white men and black women increased in 2018 from 2017.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Trump claims GDP growth ‘could be in the 5s' — as in percent — next quarter
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks gross domestic product growth in the next quarter "could be in the 5s" — that is, higher than 5 percent.

CNBC Economy
Aug 08, 2018

Weekly mortgage applications fall as home prices climb
Soaring prices are sapping mortgage demand. In June, home prices rose 6.8 percent from a year ago, according to CoreLogic.

CNBC Economy
Aug 07, 2018

Open jobs outnumber US unemployed for 3rd straight month
U.S. employers posted more openings in June than the previous month, creating more available jobs than unemployed workers for the third straight month.

CNBC Economy
Aug 07, 2018

Cramer: Here's why China won't boycott Apple as part of its trade war with the US
Jim Cramer predicts China would target other companies before going after Apple.

CNBC Economy
Aug 07, 2018

Bove: Jamie Dimon 'knows what he is talking about' when it comes to danger warnings
JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is suggesting that the shrinking of the Fed balance sheet and the rise of the 10-year Treasury yield to 5 percent pose dangers. His views are important since his bank is at the nerve center of money flows and its costs.

CNBC Economy
Aug 07, 2018

Stock markets are facing a 'horrible concoction' of risks and are in need of a reset, strategist warns
Global equity prices need to fall significantly to provide more sustainable valuations and expectations, an analyst told CNBC on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Aug 07, 2018

Stocks are facing a 'horrible concoction' of risks and are in need of a reset, strategist warns
Global equity prices need to fall significantly to provide more sustainable valuations and expectations, an analyst told CNBC on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

Goldman, Morgan Stanley raise GDP outlooks, and Goldman says jobless rate could be lowest since 1953
The raft of upbeat signals recently is causing some key Wall Street economists to push up their expectations for economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

Trump may not like Powell rate hike policy, but stocks give Fed chair high marks in first six months
President Trump may not like the Fed's rate hiking policy, but stocks don't to mind and have been outperforming during Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's first six months in office, when compared to other Fed chairs.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

'Too little too late': Bankruptcy booms among older Americans
The rate of those 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991, a new study finds, as more enter their later years in a precarious position, The New York Times reports.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass says US has the leverage to fight Trump's trade war
Hayman Capital Management founder Kyle Bass believes the U.S. has the upper hand during trade negotiations with China.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

San Francisco proposes an end to free tech lunches
San Francisco Supervisors Ahsha Safai and Aaron Peskin are proposing to ban companies moving into new office space in the city from offering employees free meals, in hopes of getting tech workers to visit local restaurants.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

‘Respect' the bond market and what it's trying to tell us, Fed's Bullard warns
Federal Reserve member James Bullard told CNBC that changes in the bond market are the main focus point for investors at the moment.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

'They're protectionist': Fed's James Bullard says other countries won't wipe out tariffs with the US
Countries espousing free trade in response to U.S. trade war threats should just drop all their own tariffs to zero — but they won't, says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard.

CNBC Economy
Aug 06, 2018

Fed member James Bullard challenges the idea that recession is inevitable
Federal Reserve member James Bullard told CNBC that traders should not be waiting for an "inevitable recession" and spoke of a solid outlook for the U.S. economy.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Why a few economists think US job growth might not last without one key ingredient
Despite a strong jobs report in July, economists Satyam Panday and Anthony Chan said that growth may not continue.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

US apple industry braces for tariffs and price drops on eve of harvest
Apple farmers across the nation say the triple threat of tariffs from Mexico, China and India will challenge their business.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Services sector activity misses expectations in July, but still shows expansion
Growth in the services sector was expected to slow in July.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Here's where the jobs are — in one chart
The leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and business services industries led job gains for the month of July, besting laggards like government and utilities.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Blame Toys R Us closure for jobs report miss
Jobs gains were short of expectations, and economists are pointing at the closing of retail chain Toys 'R Us for most of the miss.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

US trade gap widens amid Trump's tariff battle
The total deficit in goods and services rose to $46.3 billion in June, from $43.2 billion in May, according to Commerce Department figures

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Pay raises coming this year for 58 percent of US workers, study shows
Experts say it's important to explore your options before making mistakes like using retirement money to pay off debt.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Payrolls rise 157,000, missing expectations, but overall picture still strong
Payroll growth turned sluggish in July after two robust months.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

China says it will retaliate with tariffs on $60 billion in US goods
China is preparing to retaliate in the escalating trade war with tariffs on about $60 billion worth U.S. goods, according to Reuters.

CNBC Economy
Aug 03, 2018

Where the jobs are: Trucking companies are hiking wages as they struggle to attract younger drivers
Some 500,000 nonlocal, for-hire truckers are delivering freight in the U.S., and the industry needs 51,000 more, experts say.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

Big jobs report Friday: Strong payrolls growth expected for July with unemployment rate set to fall to 3.9%
July's employment report is expected to show solid job growth of 190,000, but wage growth is expected to remain on the tepid side, at about the same pace as last quarter.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

China trade relations get nastier, but US officials hold out hope for NAFTA deal
The U.S. upped the ante Wednesday in the trade war with China, at the same time it appears to be making progress on NAFTA, a development that could help soothe a worried stock market.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

The Trump administration is headed for a gigantic debt headache
Swelling government debt levels are shaping up to be the biggest economic challenge for President Donald Trump, a problem that could spill into the stock market.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

Trump-China trade war is 'like pro wrestling' but sometimes folks still get hurt: Pimco advisor
Trade war tensions could get worse before they get better. And if the U.S. and China aren't careful, one or both nations could get hurt, Joachim Fels, global economic adviser at Pimco, told CNBC on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

Wilbur Ross and Chris Coons: How the US can level the playing field as China pours money into Africa
The BUILD Act would help the U.S. step up investment in Africa to promote economic growth and U.S. influence, say Commerce Secretary Ross and Senator Chris Coons.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

Here's how much you have to earn to be in the top 0.01% in every US state
Nationwide, the 1 percent of the 1 percent make an average of $32 million.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

Factory orders rise for second straight month
Factory goods orders were expected to increase in June.

CNBC Economy
Aug 02, 2018

US jobless claims rise less than expected in tight labor market
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Fed signals September rate hike coming, markets shift focus to Friday's jobs report
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and said key drivers of the economy have strengthened, signalling the markets it will hike interest rates in September and possibly December.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Fed leaves rates unchanged but upgrades view of the US economy to 'strong'
Markets expected the Federal Reserve's policymaking body to maintain the target range for its benchmark interest rate at 1.75 percent to 2 percent.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Atlanta Fed predicts 5% jump in economic growth for third quarter
Economic growth is expected to continue at a rapid pace in the third quarter, according to a preliminary forecast from the Atlanta Fed.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Study: Neighborhoods with these words in the name have the highest property values
Hint: Lots of them have to do with water.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Construction spending posts biggest drop in over a year; factory activity slows
The U.S. manufacturing economy was expected to contract in July while construction spending was expected to grow in June.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Housing demand sees biggest drop in more than 2 years
Housing demand has been very strong, but red-hot home prices, combined with higher mortgage rates, are finally taking their toll on affordability and demand. Housing demand in June fell by the biggest margin since April 2016.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Debt-laden US government is expanding the size of Treasury bond auctions to fund itself
The Treasury Department announced that it will need to sell an additional $30 billion worth of bonds than it originally had planned, and said it is adding a two-month note to the collection of debt securities already on the books.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

Private payrolls boom in July, increasing by 219,000 vs 185,000 estimate: ADP
Private payrolls in the U.S. grew more than expected last month as companies get a boost from lower corporate taxes, ADP and Moody's Analytics said Wednesday.

CNBC Economy
Aug 01, 2018

China warns Trump's 'blackmail' won't work and vows it will retaliate if the US takes further steps hindering trade
China said "blackmail" wouldn't work and that it would hit back if the U.S. takes further steps hindering trade, as the Trump administration considers slapping a 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Fed seen keeping interest rates on hold Wednesday, but there's a hot debate about where it will end hiking
The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady Wednesday, but this week's meeting could be livelier than it seems because of the hot debate within the Fed about when it will reach the natural end point of its rate hiking cycle.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

As the Fed meets, the specter of pressure from Trump and the market looms
Mr. Market probably still carries more weight with the Federal Reserve, but Mr. President is likely to maintain a presence when it comes to monetary policy.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

How companies are making customers pay for Trump's trade war
President Trump's trade war is making life uncomfortable for some large American corporations, but they have found a way to reduce the pain: Pass it on to customers, The New York Times reports.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Insana: US can't afford the first tax cut, let alone Trump's new stealth $100 billion plan for rich
The $100 billion plan to index capital gains taxes to inflation is another unfunded tax cut that will benefit only the wealthy, just as last year's tax overhaul has benefited only corporations.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Neighborhoods with 'Hill' in name are the richest in America—plus 9 other words that signal wealth
How does your neighborhood name measure up?

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Dick Bove: Trump carries mantle for Andrew Jackson in fight against the Fed
It is expected that the Federal Reserve will raise the Federal Funds rate one more time in September.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Worker pay rate hits highest level since 2008
Compensation for workers rose to a nearly 10-year high in the second quarter as inflation pressures continued to percolate in the U.S. economy.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Consumer spending rose solidly in June as households spent more on restaurants and accommodation
U.S. personal income was expected to rise 0.4 percent in June.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Trump's trade policies threaten the strong economic growth and market returns expected ahead: CNBC's Fed Survey
Respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey see good times ahead for the economy and the stock market, but there are growing concerns over a trade war and monetary policy.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Trump tariffs threaten the strong economic growth and the expected market returns: CNBC Fed Survey
Respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey foresee good times for the economy and stock market but have growing concerns over a trade war and monetary policy.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

Problems loom for US credit markets and the global economy, strategist says
There are signs of problems emerging in the U.S. credit market that could also hurt stocks and the global economy, a strategist told CNBC on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Jul 31, 2018

New US spending in Asia won't match China but it's significant in other ways
The U.S. $113 million infrastructure fund may pale in comparison to China's investments but it shores up confidence about Washington's presence in the region.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Cramer on Fed's balance sheet wind-down: I think they're doing it wrong
Jim Cramer says it would be "remarkable" for the banks if the Federal Reserve were to unwind its position in U.S. Treasury securities.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Treasury contemplates how to cut another $100 billion in taxes, mainly benefiting the rich
The Treasury Department is considering bypassing Congress to cut $100 billion in taxes, mainly for the rich, according to a report Monday in The New York Times.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Dimon says Trump's tax cut and deregulation have 'accelerated growth'
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said President Donald Trump's tax cuts, along with some of his other efforts, have helped out the U.S. economy.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

More than 60% of tech workers feel they're underpaid
They earn an average of $135,000 in major cities, but tech employees still say they're struggling.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Global auto powers plotting response to Trump auto tariff threats
Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet to discuss a response to President Donald Trump's threats of auto tariffs.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Pending home sales inch higher in June, but are weaker than last year
Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose 0.9 percent in June but were still 2.5 percent lower compared to a year ago. Pending home sales have been down annually for six straight months.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Full-scale bailout for industries impacted by tariffs would cost $39 billion, Chamber of Commerce says
Spreading a bailout across all industries affected by the ongoing trade war would cost taxpayers $39 billion, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce analysis.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

More summer jobs turn permanent as employers struggle to find good workers
More businesses are making permanent offers to their seasonal summer workers, USA Today reports.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

Our bipartisan bill will force drug companies to justify 'drastic' price hikes
Rep. Francis Rooney, a Republican, just signed on to the FAIR Drug Pricing Act, a bill that requires basic transparency for pharmaceutical companies that drastically spike the price of a drug.

CNBC Economy
Jul 30, 2018

NATO spending is the elephant in the room as Trump and Italian premier meet
President Donald Trump and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte are set to meet Monday in Washington, but their conversation might encounter one big stumbling block — defense spending.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

Trump budget director says GDP jump was no 'sugar high'
The strongest quarter of growth the U.S. economy has seen in nearly four years was no mirage, the White House budget director said Friday.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

Why Trump's goal of 3 percent economic growth actually is achievable and sustainable
With some of the biggest factors boosting second-quarter growth expected to fade over time, President Donald Trump will have his work cut out for him. But doesn't mean he can't get it done.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

4 takeaways from a long-term GDP revision
A batch of new measurements of economic growth reveal changes in the nation's savings rate, tweaks to cure the winter blues and how the sweet deal you got on that iPhone was better than you thought, The New York Times reports.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

Consumer sentiment beats expectations in July, still hampered by trade dispute concerns
Consumer sentiment was expected to decrease in the final reading of July.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

Consumer sentiment slips in July, hampered by concerns over trade dispute
Consumer sentiment was expected to decrease in the final reading of July.

CNBC Economy
Jul 27, 2018

Second-quarter GDP jumps 4.1% for best pace in nearly four years
Gross domestic product grew at a solid 4.1 percent pace in the second quarter, its best pace since 2014, boosting hopes that the economy is ready to break out of its decade-long slumber.

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