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CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 26, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 25, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 24, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 21, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 20, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 18, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 17, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 14, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 13, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 12, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 11, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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


CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 10, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 07, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2019

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

CNBC Economy
Jun 06, 2019

The May jobs report is coming and economic reports don't get much more important than this one
The economy was expected to add a solid 180,000 jobs in May, but if the payroll number is way off, that could be a game changer for markets.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2019

The economy is slowing, but not as bad as Wednesday's private payrolls report suggests
Economists say while the soft ADP number is an anomaly, they do think the job market is weakening and will worsen if Trump moves forward with tariffs.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2019

Navarro says Trump's new tariffs 'may not have to go into effect' depending on US-Mexico talks
The White House advisor outlined three specific areas where Mexico could make changes to stop Trump from slapping tariffs on their goods.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2019

Job growth screeches to a near halt in May, with private payrolls up just 27,000
Companies added just 27,000 new positions during the month, well below Dow Jones estimates of 173,000.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2019

Why Trump's pivot to using tariffs as a political weapon is so dangerous for the economy
President Donald Trump prides himself on bold negotiating tactics, but his threat to put tariffs on Mexico could backfire.

CNBC Economy
Jun 05, 2019

This leading indicator for retail shows the worst is yet to come
Retail is on the rise, but Miller Tabak's Matt Maley expects a dip in consumer confidence that could hit these stocks hard.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2019

The Fed is 'indicating that a rate cut is coming,' says former central banker
Former Fed governor Sarah Bloom Raskin said Chairman Powell's recent speech signals the central bank's willingness to consider a rate cut.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2019

Don't rule out a June rate cut due to 'collapsing' inflation signs, market bull Tony Dwyer says
Canaccord Genuity's Tony Dwyer believes the market could push the Federal Reserve to cut rates within weeks.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2019

Fed's Evans: 'Pretty comfortable' with policy, but 'nervous' about inflation


CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2019

Fed's Evans: The market is seeing something 'that I haven't seen yet'
At a time when markets are anticipating at least two interest rate cuts before the end of 2019, Evans did not commit to any further loosening of policy.

CNBC Economy
Jun 04, 2019

Investors want a Fed rate cut before economy turns: 'Risk becomes greater the longer you wait'
Financial markets — not to mention the White House — are demanding a cut, and it's likely to get at least one before the year ends.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Constellation Brands' stock drops 6% as new tariffs could raise Corona, Modelo import costs
The drop put the maker of Mexican beers like Corona and Modelo on track for its biggest one-day loss since Jan. 9, when it fell 12.4%.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Constellation Brands' stock drops 8% as new tariffs could raise Corona, Modelo import costs
The drop put the maker of Mexican beers like Corona and Modelo on track for its biggest one-day loss since Jan. 9, when it fell 12.4%.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Constellation Brands' stock drops as new tariffs could raise Corona, Modelo import costs
The drop put the maker of Mexican beers like Corona and Modelo on track for its biggest one-day loss since Jan. 9, when it fell 12.4%.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

US inflation picks up in April as spending slows
U.S. consumer prices increased in April, which could allow the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates unchanged for a while.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Surprise Mexican tariffs hurt China trade talks: 'How can you trust Trump to honor a deal?'
Trump's surprise vow to slap new tariffs on Mexican goods undermines the chance of a trade resolution with China.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Shares of US automakers plunge because they have major production in Mexico
The largest U.S. automaker stocks drop after President Trump threatened to put a 5% tariff on Mexican imports.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Shares of US automakers plunge, led by GM, because they have major production in Mexico
The largest U.S. automaker stocks dropped after President Donald Trump threatened to put a 5% tariff on Mexican imports.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Trade war could trigger a 'global financial crisis,' says ex-China central bank chief
China continued to ramp up the rhetoric against the U.S. on Friday, with a former Chinese central bank chief saying that further escalation in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could greatly hurt the global economy.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

US 10-year yield collapses to 2.13% as Trump's surprise Mexico tariffs stoke growth worries
U.S. government debt yields added to steep May declines after President Trump's tariffs on all Mexican imports took investors by surprise.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

US 10-year yield collapses to 2.16% as Trump's surprise Mexico tariffs stoke growth worries
U.S. government debt yields added to steep May declines after President Trump's tariffs on all Mexican imports took investors by surprise.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

John Negroponte: Trump's new tariff on Mexico is 'bad politically and bad economically'
"I think it's both bad politically and bad economically and I don't think it's really going to help solve the immigration problem, either," said the former American diplomat.

CNBC Economy
May 31, 2019

Trump may 'end up torpedoing' the new NAFTA after threatening Mexico with a costly tariff
President Trump says an additional tariff on Mexican goods would address the "border crisis."

CNBC Economy
May 30, 2019

Trump says US will impose 5% tariff on all Mexican imports from June 10
Duties of up to 25% will be added if Mexico does not substantially stop the "illegal inflow of aliens" entering the U.S., the White House said Thursday.

CNBC Economy
May 30, 2019

April pending home sales fall unexpectedly
Home shoppers signed 1.5% fewer contracts to buy existing homes in April compared with March, according to the National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index. Sales were 2% lower compared with April 2018.

CNBC Economy
May 30, 2019

US weekly jobless claims increase slightly
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, following the 211,000 claims reported for the prior week.

CNBC Economy
May 30, 2019

First-quarter economic growth up 3.1%, slightly better than Wall Street expected
The second reading on first-quarter gross domestic product had been expected to ease to 3% from the 3.2% preliminary reading.

CNBC Economy
May 30, 2019

China makes next move in trade war, reportedly halting US soy purchases
China has halted purchases of American soybeans in another chess move in the escalated trade war, according to a Bloomberg report.

CNBC Economy
May 29, 2019

The market now thinks the Fed will cut rates twice by January 2020
Futures trading indicated a 63% chance of a September cut and a 62% probability of another easing by January, according to the CME's FedWatch tool.

CNBC Economy
May 29, 2019

The market now thinks the Fed will cut rates twice by late January
Futures trading indicated a 63% chance of a September cut and a 62% probability of another easing in January, according to the CME's FedWatch tool.

CNBC Economy
May 29, 2019

A full-blown trade war would hit the real economy 'quite rapidly,' ECB warns
Growing uncertainty about global economic growth could lead to "bouts of high volatility" in financial markets, the ECB warned.

CNBC Economy
May 28, 2019

The next downturn could see a 'radicalization' of the policies used during the financial crisis
Policymakers pulled out all the stops to fix the financial crisis, but may even have to get more extreme when the next downturn hits.

CNBC Economy
May 28, 2019

Jamie Dimon warns US-China trade fight becoming a 'real issue' that could deter investment
Dimon was answering a question about the risks that could end the current economic expansion.

CNBC Economy
May 28, 2019

10-year Treasury yield drops to 19-month low as trade fights threaten US growth
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to a 19-month low Tuesday as trade fears weighed on the U.S. economic growth outlook.

CNBC Economy
May 28, 2019

Increasing tariffs on China will likely hurt US growth, says Nomura
U.S. President Donald Trump claims that tariffs have meant China is paying billions of dollars. Economists say that isn't the case.

CNBC Economy
May 24, 2019

JP Morgan slashes second-quarter GDP forecast to just 1%
J.P. Morgan economists said they see second quarter growth of just 1%, down from their prior forecast of 2.25%.

CNBC Economy
May 24, 2019

US core capital goods orders tumble; shipments are flat
New orders for U.S.-made capital goods fell more than expected in April, further evidence that manufacturing and the broader economy were slowing.

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