US Economy

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.

Steve Liesman hosts the National Economics Challenge where some of the brightest students across the country competed in an economics challenge.

Huge budget deficits and national debt could pose a threat to the country’s economic security during the next recession, Goldman warned.

The Fed has said it will tolerate an overshoot of its 2% inflation target but how high will it let inflation run before clamping down? Steve Liesman tries to find clues in Fed commentary.

Investors were not expecting the Fed to hike rates but were looking for signs of how quickly the central bank may move in the future.

Steve Liesman reports on the long-lasting economic expansion from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.

First-quarter indicators showed that while the economy has yet to roar due to all the recent fiscal stimulus, it’s at least starting to purr. Friday’s GDP report, for one, painted a somewhat positive picture.

Last year’s aggressive tax cuts are at the heart of a worsening budget situation that will see deficits surge in the years ahead, according to an op-ed by former Fed Chair Janet Yellen and others.

Steve Liesman breaks down the numbers behind the U.S. economy’s 2.6% growth in the fourth-quarter, and explains why the number isn’t so bad.

Steve Liesman takes a look at the nation’s economic performance since President Trump took office.

Steve Liesman reports on rising interest rates and its impact on the economy.

Steve Liesman breaks down the latest numbers from the ADP December jobs report.

More than 4.5 million U.S. workers will soon get a fatter paycheck. The raise has nothing to do with the new tax overhaul law.