Stories tagged: us economy
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Proportion of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in decade; poverty rate falls.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter last year to an annual rate of just 2.2 percent. There are concerns that growth has slowed even more in the …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn’t get the message.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains. At the same time, a key gauge of inflation posted its sharpest annual …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:37 a.m.
The tumble in U.S. stock prices has inflicted psychological pain and financial losses – at least on paper – for people with a meaningful stake in the market. Their anxiety …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
A wave of fear about inflation and higher interest rates has sent stock prices tumbling and raised concerns about corporate profits. On Monday, a plunge of over 1,100 points in …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
For President Trump, a lot is riding on the economy in 2018. If it continues to do well, it should bolster his popularity and his claim that he understands it …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Exactly eight years after the Great Recession ended, the U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Americans ratcheted up their spending in April at the fastest pace in four months in a sign the economy has rebounded this spring after a lackluster winter.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:47 p.m.
An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world, to China, for help weathering the possible financial …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits stayed at a 43-year low last week in the latest sign that layoffs are scarce.
Thu., July 14, 2016
Rage about inequality and resentment of the ultra-wealthy seem to subside when the non-rich see their own living standards rise, too.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the U.S. economy faces numerous uncertainties from slowing job growth to stubbornly low inflation that compel the Fed to proceed cautiously in …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged in light of global pressures that risk slowing the U.S. economy.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 6, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Americans finally feel confident enough in the U.S. economy to splurge.
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
WASHINGTON – A quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows. The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as …
Fri., May 7, 2010, 8:46 a.m.
The economy got what it needed in April: A burst of hiring that added a net 290,000 jobs, the biggest monthly total in four years.