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CNBC Economy
Apr 25, 2019

US core capital goods orders post the biggest gain in 8 months
Orders for long-lasting factory goods were expected to rise 0.8% in March, after dropping 1.6% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Apr 25, 2019

US weekly jobless claims post biggest rise in 19 months
The underlying trend continued to point to labor market strength, however.

CNBC Economy
Apr 22, 2019

Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed board, Trump says
At least four Republican senators had come out against his nomination, meaning he likely could not have been confirmed.

CNBC Economy
Apr 22, 2019

Trump advisor Hassett expects economy to defy earlier doomsday predictions with 3% growth
Stronger economic data recently signals a continuation of above-trend growth, says the Council of Economic Advisors chairman.

CNBC Economy
Apr 22, 2019

Elizabeth Warren wants to use her wealth tax to wipe out Americans' college debt and pay for tuition
Warren says her proposal would benefit 95% of the 45 million Americans carrying student debt and wipe it out for 75% of them.

CNBC Economy
Apr 20, 2019

BlackRock's Larry Fink says there are no signs of global recession in the next 12 months
"We will go through a phase in which things are not great but also not bad."

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2019

Herman Cain: 'My voice is needed' to counter Fed and its 'professor standard'
The prospective nominee promises to pursue a stable dollar if confirmed to a central bank board that he thinks is too dominated by academics.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2019

US weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969; unemployment rolls shrink
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 205,000 in the most recent week, up slightly from the 196,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Apr 18, 2019

US retail sales soared 1.6% in March
U.S. retail sales were expected to rise 0.9% in March, after slipping 0.2% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Apr 17, 2019

US trade deficit falls in February as shortfall with China decreases 28%
The decline was due in large part to a 28.2 percent decrease in its goods deficit with China as exports to the nation surged

CNBC Economy
Apr 16, 2019

Economy could be weaker than expected, and the reason is manufacturing
Industrial production was negative for the first quarter since the third quarter of 2017, and that could signal weaker economic growth than some economists expect.

CNBC Economy
Apr 16, 2019

If Trump wins a second term, stocks would likely get a boost, Robert Shiller says
Yale University economics professor Robert Shiller suggests President Trump's policies will prolong the bull market.

CNBC Economy
Apr 15, 2019

Fed's Charles Evans tells CNBC rates can stay unchanged into fall of 2020
Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Monday that he'd be comfortable leaving interest rates alone until autumn 2020.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

Jamie Dimon says the US economic expansion 'could go on for years'
Fears that a recession is on the horizon spiked last month, when bond markets gave signals that confidence in the economy is dimming the further you look out.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

JP Morgan in 'attack mode': Mega bank is bigger than ever, and Jamie Dimon bullish on economy
Fears that a recession is on the horizon spiked last month when bond markets gave signals that confidence in the economy is dimming.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

Alan Greenspan says economy will start to fade 'very dramatically' because of entitlement burden
Economic growth won't last as the U.S. labors under the burden of growing entitlement programs, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan tells CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

Cain reportedly will withdraw his name as potential Fed nominee
In recent days, at least four GOP senators said they would not back Cain, seeming to torpedo the nomination before it even become official.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

US import prices rise for a third straight month, driven by higher fuel prices
U.S. import prices were expected to rise 0.4% in March, after rising 0.6% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Apr 12, 2019

Paul Krugman: The next downturn will be a 'smorgasbord recession'
The economist says slowing growth in China and Europe, deflation of a tech bubble and corporate debt could all being on the next recession.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

'The worst, ill-suited appointments': Pelosi slams Trump's Fed picks Herman Cain and Stephen Moore
Speaking to reporters at a private lawmakers' retreat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called conservative commentator Stephen Moore and businessman Herman Cain "the worst, ill-suited appointments that the president could come up with."

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

Fed must 'tread carefully' given market signals on outlook: Bullard
St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said the Federal Reserve needs to "tread carefully" to keep the economy growing. Financial markets are sending worrisome signals about the U.S. economic outlook, Bullard said.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

Fed's Clarida: US slowing, but expansion will 'almost certainly' break record
The U.S. is economy likely slowing from its strong rate of growth in 2018, with "important international risks" clouding the outlook, Federal Reserve vice chairman Richard Clarida said on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

Signs of a global economic recovery in the second half are emerging
Worries about the global economy percolate even as equities around the world rise, but an economist at Ned Davis Research says the worst of it may be over.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

US producer prices post the biggest increase in 5 months
U.S. producer prices increased by the most in five months in March, but underlying wholesale inflation was tame.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

Gasoline likely going sky high on West Coast, but rest of US may not even see $3 this summer
California stations are selling $4 a gallon gasoline, but for drivers in most other states, unleaded gas this summer may not even reach $3 a gallon.

CNBC Economy
Apr 11, 2019

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to meet with Democrats as Trump increases pressure on central bank
Top lawmakers also say they are growing increasingly worried about the politicization of the Fed.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump's call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation
Trump and economic advisor Larry Kudlow have also called for lower rates, though the Fed generally makes decisions independently of political demands.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2019

Herman Cain's Fed board bid is in danger as three GOP senators plan to vote against Trump's pick
At least three GOP senators plan to vote against Herman Cain if Trump formally chooses him for a Federal Reserve Board seat.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2019

Rising gasoline prices and rents boost US consumer prices in March
U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in more than a year in March, but underlying inflation remained benign against the backdrop of slowing domestic and global economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Apr 10, 2019

March consumer prices were hotter than expected, posting the biggest increase in 14 months
U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in more than a year in March, but underlying inflation remained benign against the backdrop of slowing domestic and global economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Apr 09, 2019

Europe slams 'exaggerated' US tariff threat and prepares to retaliate
The EU has hit back at new U.S. proposals to target European goods with tariffs, following a WTO ruling over subsidies for Airbus.

CNBC Economy
Apr 08, 2019

US threatens to slap new tariffs on EU goods in retaliation against Airbus subsidies
The U.S. Trade Representative on Monday proposed a list of European Union products ranging from large commercial aircraft and parts to dairy products and wine on which to slap tariffs as retaliation for European aircraft subsidies.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

After being rocked by Trump tariffs, the solar energy business is bouncing back
After two years of job losses in the solar industry, a California mandate is welcome and advocates are projecting demand to pick up.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

White House planning executive order that aims to boost pipeline construction, lower energy prices
The effort was spurred by the blockage of the construction of the 125-mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

America's bustling jobs market is still leaving some people behind
For those in the labor market, employers and job-seekers alike, the details of the U.S. labor market are complicated.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

Strong jobs number dashes recession fears and shows Fed it does not need to move on rates
March's jobs growth powered back to a more normal level of 196,000, after February's weakness, suggesting a first-quarter slowdown is fading.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

Trump says economy would take off like 'a rocket ship' if Fed cut rates, ending tightening policy
"I think they should drop rates and get rid of quantitative tightening," Trump says of the Fed.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

Trump says economy would take off like 'rocket ship' if Fed cut rates, ends tightening policy


CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

Job market bounces back in March with 196,000 gain in payrolls
Job creation posted a solid rebound in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CNBC Economy
Apr 05, 2019

Josh Brown: How I explain the stock market vs the economy
Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, has a good analogy to compare the gyrations on Wall Street to the real economy.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

Jamie Dimon: US 'absolutely' right to enter trade war, despite short-term economic toll
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says there are "serious issues" affecting global companies that need to be addressed.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

Friday's jobs report could eliminate market's recession fears
Strong data could help curb market speculation that a recession is coming and that the Federal Reserve could have to cut interest rates.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

Democratic bill would require businesses to contribute to retirement plans
Under the proposal, businesses would pay at least 50 cents into an employee retirement plan for every hour worked.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

Democrats want to force businesses to contribute to retirement plans
Under the proposal, businesses would pay at least 50 cents into an employee retirement plan for every hour worked.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

Job layoffs surge 35% to highest level to start a year in a decade
Total cuts hit 190,410, a 10.3 percent increase from the fourth quarter and 35.6 percent jump from the same period a year ago.

CNBC Economy
Apr 04, 2019

US weekly jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 49-year low last week.

CNBC Economy
Apr 03, 2019

Trump to meet with China's Vice Premier as the US closes in on a deal to end the trade war
The meeting comes as Washington and Beijing appeared to be closing in on a deal that would put an end to their ongoing trade war.

CNBC Economy
Apr 03, 2019

Services sector growth falls to slowest pace since August 2017
Growth in the U.S. services sector fell more than expected and reached its slowest pace in more than a year, according to data from the Institute for Supply Management.

CNBC Economy
Apr 03, 2019

Payrolls post another disappointing month in March as job market keeps slowing
Job growth hit an 18-month low in March amid increasing signs that the hiring boom may be running out of steam.

CNBC Economy
Apr 02, 2019

Trump reportedly told Fed's Powell that he's 'stuck' with him
President Trump is stepping up criticism of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell despite the Fed halting rate increases.

CNBC Economy
Apr 02, 2019

US core capital goods, durable goods orders drop in February
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February and shipments were unchanged, but data for January was revised slightly higher.

CNBC Economy
Apr 02, 2019

Global trade slowed in the Q4, WTO says; auto tariffs and Brexit are 2019 risks
World trade shrank by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is likely to grow by 2.6 percent this year, below a previous forecast of 3.7 percent.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

No need for the Fed to enter 'panic mode' and cut rates now, says Moody's
Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said last week the U.S. Federal Reserve should cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Things are only getting tougher for Chair Jerome Powell and his 'all over the place' Fed
The central bank chief now faces a landscape full of mines that could detonate in any direction.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Manufacturing activity rebounds in March, construction spending hits 9-month high in February
U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded a bit more than expected in March, according to an industry report released on Monday, as production, new orders and hiring all picked up.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Trump advisor Hassett attributes rise in retirement savings optimism to strong economy and market
Trump aide Kevin Hassett says the U.S. is seeing "skyrocketing optimism" about retirement because "incomes are growing a lot faster than they were."

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Auto sales projected to slow to lowest level in more than 4 years despite SUV and pickup demand
Americans are finally tapping the brakes when it comes to buying new vehicles, according to analysis of first-quarter sales by J.D. Power and Associates.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Auto sales projected to slow to lowest level in more than 4 years despite SUV and truck demand
Americans are finally tapping the brakes when it comes to buying new vehicles, according to analysis of first-quarter sales by J.D. Power and Associates.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Weak February US retail sales underscore slowing economy
US retail sales slumped amid declining spending on building materials, electronics, and groceries.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

Larry Kudlow has a point in calling for an immediate Fed rate cut, strategist says
Further inversions along the yield curve would likely spook the stock market because fears of a recession would spike, James Bianco says.

CNBC Economy
Apr 01, 2019

The biggest question for the market entering the second quarter: Recession or just a soft patch?
March saw a turn toward more stable, less cyclical, yield-and-cash-flow plays as bond yields rushed lower and global growth remained wobbly.

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

Larry Kudlow: 'I don't think the underlying economy is slowing'
President Donald Trump's top economic advisor Larry Kudlow on Friday said he believes the "underlying" U.S. economy "looks very good."

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

The Fed has made a big mistake, and here's how Powell could fix it: Stifel
The Fed made a mistake in hiking rates in December, and it will take two rate cuts to correct, says Stifel's Barry Bannister.

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

The Farm Belt faces an expensive cleanup after already-costly record flooding
Record flooding in the Midwest and Great Plains caused at least $3 billion in damage to the region and more than one third of the tally is from agriculture, according to officials.

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

New home sales rise to 11-month high in February
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes increased to an 11-month high in February and sales for January were revised higher, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were starting to lift the struggling housing market.

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

If a recession really is coming, here's what Powell and Trump can do to stop it
With a bond market signal pointing to a recession, policymakers have a choice: act now or hope that conditions change for the better.

CNBC Economy
Mar 29, 2019

Consumer spending, personal income data show economy slowing swiftly in the new year
U.S. consumer spending rebounded less than expected in January and incomes rose modestly in February, suggesting the economy was fast losing momentum.

CNBC Economy
Mar 28, 2019

Mnuchin says US-China trade talks were 'constructive'
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a tweet on Friday that he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had concluded "constructive" trade talks in Beijing.

CNBC Economy
Mar 28, 2019

Looking for recession signs? Follow the jobs, says Credit Suisse economist
Investors trying to sniff out signs of the next recession should pay attention to an increase in broader unemployment, says Credit Suisse.

CNBC Economy
Mar 28, 2019

Buffett on the economy: 'It looks like things have slowed down'
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said Thursday that economic growth has lost some steam recently.

CNBC Economy
Mar 28, 2019

Economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, leaving GDP short of Trump's goal
In all, 2018 closed with a 2.9 percent increase, short of President Trump's hopes for 3 percent growth.

CNBC Economy
Mar 28, 2019

China pledges to expand opening its financial market as the US trade delegation arrives
China will sharply expand market access for foreign banks and securities and insurance companies, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

China makes unprecedented proposals on tech transfer as trade talks progress: US officials
The U.S. and China have made progress in all areas under discussion in trade talks, but sticking points remain, U.S. officials told Reuters.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

US efforts to cut trade deficit show biggest win in almost a year
The trade deficit between the U.S. and its global partners dropped sharply to $51.15 billion as exports rebounded from a slowdown at the end of 2018.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

Likely Fed nominee Stephen Moore thinks rates should be cut by half a percentage point
The Heritage Foundation fellow backed off on earlier criticism he had for the Fed and specifically its chairman, Jerome Powell.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications surge nearly 9% on lower rates
Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level in more than a year last week, establishing a new normal in housing affordability.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

Optimism about economy dips but Americans still feel it is in good shape under Trump: CNBC survey
Half of all Americans believe the economy is in excellent or good shape, according to CNBC's All-America Economic Survey.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

Optimism about economy dips but Americans still feel it is in good shape under Trump: Survey
Half of all Americans believe the economy is in excellent or good shape, according to CNBC's All-America Economic Survey.

CNBC Economy
Mar 27, 2019

Optimism dips, but Americans still feel economy is in good shape under Trump: CNBC survey
Half of all Americans believe the economy is in excellent or good shape, according to CNBC's All-America Economic Survey.

CNBC Economy
Mar 26, 2019

US consumer confidence weakens in March
American consumers were feeling less confident this month amid continued volatility in the financial markets.

CNBC Economy
Mar 26, 2019

US auto sales are falling as prices for new vehicles jump to highest ever
The biggest declines in sales are happening at the lower end, where buyers have fewer options as companies pull back on cheaper cars.

CNBC Economy
Mar 26, 2019

Home prices in January see smallest gain in nearly 4 years: S&P Case-Shiller
Prices are still rising, but the gains continue to shrink, as fewer buyers are able to afford the homes available for sale.

CNBC Economy
Mar 26, 2019

US housing starts fall in February on weak single-family homebuilding
U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in February as construction of single-family homes dropped to more than a 1-1/2-year low.

CNBC Economy
Mar 26, 2019

Trump tariffs costing US consumers $1.4 billion per month, study shows
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Princeton and Columbia find President Trump's tariffs are costing U.S. consumers billions each month.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Standard Chartered CEO says a recession next year 'looks less likely today'
There may be signs of a possible recession, but Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters says it doesn't look like a downturn is on the horizon.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Bond market says not only is a recession coming, but the Fed will cut interest rates to stop it
The bond market is signaling both a possible recession looming and the chance the Fed could have to cut rates this year to stop it.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Trump turns to trade fights with Congress, China and Europe now that the Mueller probe is done
Trump aims to rework U.S. trade. He not only wants to strike a deal with China, but also wants Congress to ratify a revised North American deal.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Fed's Evans says inflation could run to 2.5% before rate hikes are needed
A jump to 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent "is not a big concern for me at the moment," Charles Evans says in prepared remarks for a speech.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

'More bumps in the road' before US-China trade deal, former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns
A new round of trade talks between American and Chinese officials could help bring an end to the global trade war, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Business economists see a slowdown in growth this year, survey says
The nation's business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration's predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Former Fed Chair Yellen says bond market could be hinting at need for a rate cut — not a recession
Yellen discusses the yield curve inversion, which sent stocks tumbling on Friday.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Former Fed Chair Yellen says bond market could be hinting need for rate cut — not a recession
Yellen discusses the yield curve inversion, which sent stocks tumbling on Friday.

CNBC Economy
Mar 25, 2019

Ex-Fed Chair Yellen: The recession indicator in the bond market could mean a rate cut not a downturn
Stocks tumbled on Friday after an inversion of the so-called yield curve in the U.S. bond markets.

CNBC Economy
Mar 24, 2019

Fed's Charles Evans says US economy is slowing but downplays recession
Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans says the U.S. economy has slowed but downplayed chances of a recession.

CNBC Economy
Mar 22, 2019

Trump says GDP would have topped 4% if Fed had halted rate hikes sooner
U.S. economic growth would be much stronger had the Federal Reserve stopped raising rates sooner, President Donald Trump said in an interview that aired Friday.

CNBC Economy
Mar 21, 2019

Boeing's 737 Max could single-handedly hit US GDP if production is halted, JP Morgan says
A production halt of Boeing's 737 Max jets could be felt well beyond the aerospace giant's quarterly profits, according to J.P. Morgan.

CNBC Economy
Mar 21, 2019

A key recession indicator just did something that hasn't happened in 12 years
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's assertion this week that the U.S. economy remains strong is facing a stern test from the bond market.

CNBC Economy
Mar 21, 2019

The bond market is flashing its biggest recession sign since before the financial crisis
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's assertion this week that the U.S. economy remains strong is facing a stern test from the bond market.

CNBC Economy
Mar 21, 2019

Mortgage rates just tanked thanks to the Fed - and they could go even lower
The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed rate mortgage, which had been sitting for days at 4.40 percent, fell sharply to 4.34 percent.

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