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CNBC Economy
Jan 17, 2020

Manufacturers to spend $26.2 billion on 'upskilling' in 2020 to attract and keep workers
With a skills gap plaguing manufacturing, companies are spending big to train their current workforce and ensure a pipeline of talent.

CNBC Economy
Jan 17, 2020

US manufacturing output rises unexpectedly
U.S. manufacturing output rose unexpectedly in December as a drop in motor vehicle output was outpaced by increases in production of other durable goods, food and beverages, and other products.

CNBC Economy
Jan 17, 2020

US housing starts soar 16.9% in December to a 13-year high
U.S. homebuilding surged in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track.

CNBC Economy
Jan 17, 2020

Trump to nominate Shelton, Waller to serve on Fed
President Donald Trump will pick two economists, Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller, to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, the White House said on Thursday.

CNBC Economy
Jan 16, 2020

Here's why a sluggish manufacturing sector may bounce back soon
Purchasing managers have been gloomy on manufacturing for the past five months, but the sector now looks like it could be about to spring back.

CNBC Economy
Jan 16, 2020

The pickup truck indicator shows the economy is strong
One firm analyzed pickup truck sales in order to get a read on the state of small businesses in the United States.

CNBC Economy
Jan 16, 2020

US weekly jobless claims drop unexpectedly
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to continued strength in the labor market.

CNBC Economy
Jan 16, 2020

US retail sales climb in December, and November sales were revised up
U.S. retail sales were expected to climb 0.3% in December, up slightly from the 0.2% increase a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jan 15, 2020

Kudlow says 'tax cuts 2.0' will be unveiled later this year during Trump presidential campaign
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that the White House plans to unveil a plan for additional tax cuts later in 2020.

CNBC Economy
Jan 15, 2020

US producer prices barely rise as services remain subdued
The U.S. producer price index was expected to increase by 0.2% in December, compared with a flat reading a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jan 15, 2020

US producer prices barely rise in December
The U.S. producer price index was expected to increase by 0.2% in December, compared with a flat reading a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Jan 15, 2020

Fed could use negative rates if US recession strikes, Goldman Sachs chief economist predicts
The Federal Reserve could announce negative rates in the future, despite its current doubts about this unconventional measure, Goldman Sachs said.

CNBC Economy
Jan 15, 2020

Weekly mortgage applications soar 30% as homebuyer demand hits the highest level in 11 years
Purchase application volume hit the highest level since October 2009, rising 16% for the week and 8% from a year ago, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data.

CNBC Economy
Jan 14, 2020

US consumer prices gain slightly; underlying inflation tame
U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in December and monthly underlying inflation pressures retreated.

CNBC Economy
Jan 14, 2020

US consumer prices increase moderately in December
U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in December and monthly underlying inflation pressures retreated.

CNBC Economy
Jan 14, 2020

The Fed could cut interest rates 3 times this year, UBS predicts
Arend Kapteyn, global head of economic research at UBS, said the first Fed rate cut could come in March.

CNBC Economy
Jan 13, 2020

US budget deficit topped $1 trillion in 2019 for the first time in seven years
The budget shortfall hit $1.02 trillion for the year, a 17.1% increase from 2018, which itself had seen a 28.2% jump from the previous year.

CNBC Economy
Jan 10, 2020

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

CNBC Economy
Jan 10, 2020

Manufacturing jobs are 'tough to fill' and stand out as the weak spot in the employment picture
It's not that the jobs aren't there: There were still 477,000 open positions as of October.

CNBC Economy
Jan 10, 2020

Job market ends 2019 with disappointing 145,000 growth in payrolls
The U.S. jobs market ended 2019 on a sour note, with December's payroll and wage growth missing expectations, according to Labor Department.

CNBC Economy
Jan 09, 2020

Weekly jobless claims fall but number of unemployed surged to a more than 1 1/2-year high
New applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, but the labor market appears to be cooling.

CNBC Economy
Jan 09, 2020

Nearly all corporate CFOs say the economy is going to slow and the stock market is overvalued
Chief financial officers at big U.S. companies enter 2020 on a cautious note.

CNBC Economy
Jan 09, 2020

Fed policy is in a 'good place' but will remain flexible on rates and repo, vice chairman says
Richard Clarida said rate cuts last year helped quell worries over global weakness.

CNBC Economy
Jan 08, 2020

Private payroll growth surges in December to end 2019 strong, ADP says
Companies added 202,000 positions in another sign of a healthy labor market, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody's Analytics. The total was well above the 150,000 estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones

CNBC Economy
Jan 07, 2020

Latest data show the economy ended 2019 on a strong note, putting recession fears to bed
Manufacturing and trade reports Tuesday confirmed that GDP is on pace to rise more than 2% for the fourth quarter.

CNBC Economy
Jan 07, 2020

JP Morgan tells wealthy clients a 'progressive overhaul' of economy is one of 2020's biggest risks
J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management also said an uptick in inflation is a risk to the market in 2020.

CNBC Economy
Jan 07, 2020

Mortgage rates fall further, as buyers rush into the first open houses of 2020
The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to the lowest level since October this week, according to Mortgage News Daily.

CNBC Economy
Jan 07, 2020

US trade deficit falls more than expected to hit lowest level since Trump took office
The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in November ahead of negotiations with China that cooled the simmering tariff battle between the two sides.

CNBC Economy
Dec 31, 2019

US consumer confidence dips in December
"There is little to suggest that growth, and in particular consumer spending, will gain momentum in early 2020," said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at The Conference Board, in the release.

CNBC Economy
Dec 31, 2019

US home prices gains accelerate in October for 2nd month
U.S. home prices rose faster in October than the previous month as many would-be buyers competed for a limited supply of available properties.

CNBC Economy
Dec 20, 2019

US third-quarter economic growth unrevised at 2.1%
U.S. economic growth nudged up in the third quarter, the government confirmed on Friday, and there are signs the economy more or less maintained the moderate pace of expansion as the year ended, supported by a strong labor market.

CNBC Economy
Dec 19, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall from 2-year high, but are still worse than expected
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to 234,000 for the week ended Dec. 14, the Labor Department said.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

Richmond Fed President Barkin says he could assess outlook on interest rates after a trade deal
"I think we have an opportunity here, if we can settle the uncertainty in the environment, to allow us to grow," Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

Fed's Williams says repo operations working well and should stay in place 'just as long' as needed
New York Fed President John Williams said the Fed should keep its repo operations in place just as long as needed.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

A Trump impeachment bad for your finances? Depends on your politics
Surveys show the Trump impeachment proceedings, like most political issues, push Americans into their partisan corners. That may include any economic concerns.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

NY Fed's Williams says it would take a 'material' change in economy for Fed to adjust stance
The Fed will have to see a substantial change in the economy before changing to its monetary policy, New York Fed's John Williams says.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

Trump's economic approval hits highest level in a year as Americans remain split on impeachment
Forty-five percent of Americans disapprove of Congress impeaching Trump and 44% approve, according to the CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

CNBC Economy
Dec 18, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications drop 5% as rates flatten
Volume was 65% higher than a year ago, when interest rates were considerably higher, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

CNBC Economy
Dec 17, 2019

US housing starts rise more than expected, with permits at a 12-1/2-year high
Housing starts rose 3.2% to 1.365 million units last month, with single-family construction racing to a 10-month high.

CNBC Economy
Dec 17, 2019

US manufacturing production rose more than expected in November
U.S. manufacturing output rebounded more than expected in November, as the end of an almost six-week strike at General Motors plants boosted auto production.

CNBC Economy
Dec 16, 2019

Mohamed El-Erian sees US and China going into an economic war beyond trade after 2020 election
The Allianz chief economic advisor says he doesn't think the phase one trade agreement is the first step to a long-term cooling in U.S.-China relations.

CNBC Economy
Dec 16, 2019

Homebuilder confidence jumps to highest level in 20 years
Builder confidence in the newly built, single-family home market jumped 5 points in December to 76, the highest reading since June 1999.

CNBC Economy
Dec 13, 2019

New Trump bump? Consumer confidence hasn't been this high since ... Clinton impeachment
Surveys show that the Trump impeachment proceedings, like most current political issues, push Americans into their partisan corners. Economic impact is harder to gauge. The stock market is setting new records, and consumer spending continues to fuel the economy.

CNBC Economy
Dec 13, 2019

US retail sales rose less than expected 0.2% in November
U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in November as Americans cut back on discretionary spending, which could see economists dialing back economic growth forecasts for the fourth quarter.

CNBC Economy
Dec 13, 2019

US import prices rebound, but the underlying trend remains weak
U.S. import prices were expected to rise by 0.2% in November, after dropping 0.5% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Dec 12, 2019

US weekly jobless claims race to a more than 2-year high
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits surged to 252,000 for the week ended Dec. 7, the highest reading since September 2017.

CNBC Economy
Dec 12, 2019

US producer prices were unchanged in November; underlying inflation soft
U.S. producer prices were unexpectedly unchanged in November as increases in food and gasoline prices were offset by declining costs for services.

CNBC Economy
Dec 11, 2019

'Bond King' Gundlach says a recession is 'very unlikely' in 2020
Jeffrey Gundlach is not worried about a possible recession in 2020, saying on Wednesday that he thinks it's "very unlikely" one will happen.

CNBC Economy
Dec 11, 2019

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan says confident consumers are spending 5.5% more this year
"People are spending, and that's good news for the U.S. economy," Moynihan tells CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Dec 11, 2019

The Fed is expected to hold rates steady and vow to keep short-term lending markets stable
The Fed is likely to indicate Wednesday afternoon it's not in a hurry to do anything to change its neutral stand on interest rates.

CNBC Economy
Dec 11, 2019

US consumer prices increase more than expected in November
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in November, which could further support the Federal Reserve's intention not to cut interest rates again in the near term after reducing borrowing costs three times this year.

CNBC Economy
Dec 10, 2019

US productivity was weak in the third quarter, while labor costs were revised lower
U.S. productivity for the third quarter was expected to slip by 0.1%, after dropping 0.3% in the previous quarter.

CNBC Economy
Dec 10, 2019

The Fed will stay in hibernation until at least summer: CNBC survey
Less than half of respondents to the CNBC Fed Survey forecast a rate cut next year and just 5% expect a hike.

CNBC Economy
Dec 06, 2019

Jobs growth soars in November as payrolls surge by 266,000
Those totals easily beat the Wall Street consensus. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for job growth of 187,000.

CNBC Economy
Dec 06, 2019

Biden says Trump's pressure on the Federal Reserve is an abuse of power
"It's his way of abusing power across the board. It's a big mistake," Biden said of Trump's attacks on the Fed.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

US trade deficit drops in October to lowest level in more than a year
The U.S. trade deficit fell in October to its lowest level in more than a year as exports and imports both slid for the month.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

The US cities where robots are impacting jobs the most
The use of robots in the workplace has more than doubled since the Great Recession. Here are the workers most impacted by the change.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

US weekly jobless claims drop to seven-month low
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, suggesting the labor market remains solid even as the economy is slowing.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Job growth is slowing in the trade war, but that may not be clear in Friday's payroll data
The feeble ADP payroll report raises worries that the government's data on Friday may not be as strong as expected.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

US service sector slows more than expected in November
U.S. services sector activity slowed more than expected in November amid lingering concerns about trade tensions and worker shortages.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Private payrolls growth tumbles in November as jobs market is 'losing its shine'
The big miss could call into question the relatively rosy estimates for Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications drop 9% as refinances pull back
The combination of a holiday week and a stagnant mortgage rate environment kept borrowers away from their lenders last week.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Next year will be hard on the housing market, especially in these big cities
Prices will fall in a quarter of the 100 largest metropolitan markets, including Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco.

CNBC Economy
Dec 02, 2019

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal
Small business confidence rebounded in the fourth quarter from an all-time low as business owners across the country express more optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal, according to the Q4 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US durable goods orders rebound in October, rising 0.6%
American manufacturing has been hurt by a trade war with China and a slowing global economy. Overall October orders were better than economists had expected.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall, though numbers show some softening in the labor market
The underlying trend suggested some softening in labor market conditions.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the third quarter
U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product was expected to remain unrevised from its preliminary reading at 1.9%, down slightly from the 2% pace in the second quarter.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

Fed's Brainard argues for capping interest rate levels during the next downturn
Brainard suggested using Treasury purchases to limit how high short- and medium-term government bond yields can rise.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

US new home sales fall in October; September revised higher
The overall housing market remains supported by lower mortgage rates.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

US consumer confidence falls for fourth consecutive month
Consumer confidence dipped for a fourth straight month in November as economic conditions weaken towards the end of 2019.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

Home price gains accelerate in September, S&P Case-Shiller Index says
On a national level, prices rose 3.2% annually in September, up from a 3.1% gain in August, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.

CNBC Economy
Nov 22, 2019

US consumer sentiment comes in higher than expected for November
The University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment climbed to 96.8 from 95.5 last month.

CNBC Economy
Nov 22, 2019

US consumer sentiment unexpectedly rises in November
Consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in November, according to data released Friday by the University of Michigan.

CNBC Economy
Nov 21, 2019

US weekly jobless claims unchanged at five-month high
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week.

CNBC Economy
Nov 19, 2019

US housing starts rebound; building permits at highest level in over 12 years
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in October and permits for future home construction jumped to a more than 12-year high.

CNBC Economy
Nov 07, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, down slightly from the 218,000 reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Nov 06, 2019

US productivity drops by most since the fourth quarter of 2015
American workers were unexpectedly less productive during the third quarter, with growth in their output failing to keep up with hours worked.

CNBC Economy
Nov 05, 2019

US services companies growth rebounds in October
Measures of sales, new orders and employment all rebounded from the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Nov 05, 2019

The trade deficit got smaller in September as the US and China work toward tariff truce
The U.S. international trade deficit was forecast to narrow to $52.20 billion in September from $55 billion in August, according to economists polled by Dow Jones.

CNBC Economy
Nov 04, 2019

China presses Trump to remove more tariffs in 'phase one' trade deal
The fate of the Dec. 15 China tariffs is being considered as part of negotiations and a potential signing trip this month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

US GDP rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in the third quarter as consumers continued to spend
The growth in GDP was slightly slower than in the second quarter as business investment declined.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

US GDP rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in the third quarter as the consumer continued to spend
U.S. GDP grew faster than expected in the third quarter, but slowed slightly from the second quarter as business investment declined.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

Private payrolls increase by 125,000 in October, topping expectations
Private payrolls grew at a faster-than-expected pace in October, but the solid growth was offset by a sharp downward revision for the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

Weekly mortgage demand is flat as interest rates hit the highest level in 3 months
Mortgage rates moved to their highest level in nearly three months last week, giving homeowners little incentive to refinance their home loans

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Third-quarter economic growth is expected to be a tepid 1.6%, but markets could look past it
Third quarter growth is expected to come in at a weakish 1.6%, with the biggest hits from slowing business investment.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

The Fed is expected to cut rates, but how Powell discusses the next move could rattle markets
The Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates on Wednesday, but what it says about future moves could have a big impact on markets.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

US consumer confidence dips in October, misses expectations
U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as worries over business conditions and employment prospects ticked up.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Pending home sales rise 1.5% in September, thanks to lower mortgage rates
Pending home sales, which measure signed contracts to buy existing homes, rose for the second straight months. Realtors credit low mortgage rates, despite sky high prices.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Home price gains heat up in August but lag in major markets: S&P Case-Shiller index says
Home prices rose 3.2% in August, up from the 3.1% gain in July, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Fed to cut rates again, but other economic concerns are emerging ahead of election: CNBC survey
The latest CNBC Fed Survey finds concerns over recession, monetary policy and worries about future economic policy.

CNBC Economy
Oct 24, 2019

US durable goods orders fall 1.1% in September
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September
U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

US weekly jobless claims rise modestly
The weekly jobless claims data suggested the labor market continues to tighten despite slowing hiring and economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

US housing starts fall from a 12-year high
U.S. homebuilding tumbled from a more than a 12-year high in September, but single-family home construction rose for a fourth straight month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

Morgan Stanley shares surge after bank beats expectations on trading, advisory results
Chief Executive Officer James Gorman has helped to diversify Morgan Stanley away from trading and advisory businesses with his emphasis on wealth management.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

Fed's Evans says no more rate cuts are needed through 2020
The Chicago Fed president says that policy is probably appropriate given an economy that is softening but still in good shape.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking
Retail sales dropped 0.3% last month as households cut back spending on motor vehicles, building materials, hobbies, and online purchases.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

Weekly mortgage refinance applications rise, even as home purchase demand falls
Mortgage interest rates rose last week, but that didn't throw any cold water on the mini-refinance boom that's been going on for the last month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

'Awfully high' risks of a global recession in the next 12-18 months, Moody's chief economist says
"Even if we don't have a recession ... I think it's pretty clear that we're going to have a much weaker economy," says Mark Zandi.

CNBC Economy
Oct 15, 2019

IMF says trade war will cut global growth to lowest since financial crisis a decade ago
The U.S.-China trade war will cut 2019 global growth to its slowest pace since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.

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