US Economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waded gingerly into the debate over tariffs, saying that countries embracing protectionism fare worse than those that are more open.

The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, the Labor Department says.

America’s labor shortage is approaching epidemic proportions, and it could be employers who end up paying.

As trade tensions continue, U.S. farmers are caught in the crossfire.

For 10 years, the Federal Reserve has stalked its prey — inflation — but has mostly come up empty. Now that it has caught up to its goal, the question is what will happen next, and the answer isn’t obvious.

The White House won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies.

The proposed U.S. tariffs on car imports will have far reaching negative implications for the whole auto industry, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The research firm said higher tariffs will cause problems across the car industry’s global supply chain. “Tariffs on imported cars, parts would be broadly credit negative for industry,” Moody’s said in a …

The Federal Reserve’s effort earlier this month to tamp down the rise of its benchmark interest rate already isn’t running as smoothly as officials might have anticipated. At its June 12-13 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee hiked its target overnight funds rate 0.25 points to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent. At the same …

For the first time since President Donald Trump took office, the CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows more than half of the public approving of the job he is doing in handling the economy and it appears to be having an impact on his overall approval rating.

Traders said the odds for a hike in December, which would follow one likely in September, rose to 58 percent.

The second quarter is pointing towards some of the gaudy growth that President Donald Trump predicted when he was running for president. In its most recent forecast, the Atlanta Fed said the three-month period is tracking at a 4.6 percent gain.

In the face of persistent fears that the world could be facing a trade war and a synchronized slowdown, the U.S. economy enters June with a good deal of momentum.

The latest survey from the Federal Reserve casts an upbeat view on the economy and points to a moderate pickup in activity. Hampton Pearson reports.

The Federal Reserve will release minutes Wednesday of its meeting in early May that did not see an interest rate increase but apparently did feature some important in-depth discussion about the future of monetary policy.

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