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| December 6th, 2019  12:40 PM
US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor Department reported Friday. And wages rose a solid…
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Lebanese central bank slashes interest rates amid crisis
Lebanese central bank slashes interest rates amid crisis
December 4th, 2019  1:27 PM

Lebanon’s central bank lowers interest rates on dollar, Lebanese pound deposits and loans

Donald Trump
Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs
December 2nd, 2019  4:26 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts have suffered a setback with threats by Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation

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Trump to tariff steel and aluminum from Argentina and Brazil
December 2nd, 2019  12:27 PM

President Donald Trump accuses Argentina and Brazil of hurting US farmers through currency manipulation and says he’ll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports

How a central banker’s low-rate shift showed the way for Fed
How a central banker’s low-rate shift showed the way for Fed
November 29th, 2019  11:17 AM

Bullard’s dovish switch in 2016 pointed the way for the Fed’s rate cuts this year

Fed survey finds US economy expanding despite trade fallout
Fed survey finds US economy expanding despite trade fallout
November 27th, 2019  2:27 PM

Fed survey finds economy expanding but manufacturers still dealing with trade war fallout

US economy looking durable despite risks from trade conflict
US economy looking durable despite risks from trade conflict
November 27th, 2019  1:08 PM

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in Q3, but slowdown is expected this quarter

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US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate last quarter
November 27th, 2019  9:26 AM

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in Q3, but slowdown is expected this quarter

Jerome Powell
Powell: Solid economy but tame inflation allows low rates
November 25th, 2019  7:50 PM

Powell: Solid economy but tame inflation allows low rates

Jerome Powell
Jerome meets Jasmine: Fed chief observes economic struggles
November 25th, 2019  4:10 PM

Jerome meets Jasmine: Fed chief gets an up-close view of challenges of a working class community

Jerome Powell
An emerging priority for Powell Fed: The plight of the poor
November 24th, 2019  11:48 AM

An emerging priority for the Powell Fed: The struggles of low-income Americans

Jerome Powell
Fed minutes: Officials felt 3 cuts this year could be enough
November 20th, 2019  3:50 PM

Fed officials suggest 3 rate cuts this year should be enough unless economy slows significantly

Global shares mostly rise while investors await trade news
Global shares mostly rise while investors await trade news
November 19th, 2019  7:58 AM

Global shares are up as investors appear hopeful for positive news from the trade talks between the United States and China

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Global shares mixed amid caution on US-China trade talks
November 19th, 2019  4:26 AM

Global shares mixed amid cloudy outlook in China-US trade talks

Jerome Powell
Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid WH attacks on Fed
November 18th, 2019  2:41 PM

Trump and Powell discuss rates and economy amid presidential attacks on Federal Reserve

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Trump summons Powell to discuss rates amid attacks on Fed
November 18th, 2019  11:14 AM

Trump and Powell discuss rates and economy amid presidential attacks on Federal Reserve

Michel Milano
S&P 500 ekes out record high after listless day of trading
November 14th, 2019  4:55 PM

A day of listless trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with another record high for the S&P 500’s second straight record high

Jerome Powell
Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit
November 14th, 2019  3:22 PM

Powell urges Congressional panel to tackle budget deficits, reiterates comfort with rates, economy

Global markets lower amid uncertainty about US-China trade
Global markets lower amid uncertainty about US-China trade
November 14th, 2019  7:58 AM

Global markets mixed amid doubts about U.S.-China trade; Fed chairman says benchmark rate likely to remain unchanged

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Asian markets mixed after Wall Street high
November 14th, 2019  1:10 AM

Asian markets mixed amid doubts about U.S.-China trade; Fed chairman says benchmark rate likely to remain unchanged

Stephen Gilmartin, Dilip Patel
Wobbly day on Wall Street ends mixed; New highs for S&P, Dow
November 13th, 2019  5:08 PM

Wall Street capped a wobbly day for stocks with another record-setting finish Wednesday

Jerome Powell
Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts
November 13th, 2019  4:26 PM

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell expresses optimism on economy, sees rates unchanged

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Stocks give up gains as report dampens trade deal optimism
November 13th, 2019  2:56 PM

U.S. stock indexes gave up a midday gain and turned mixed Wednesday afternoon following a published report suggesting that talks between Washington and Beijing aimed at delivering a stopgap trade deal have run into obstacles.

Adam Schiff
US stocks edge higher on Wall Street as Fed chairman speaks
November 13th, 2019  12:22 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers that the central bank is likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, unless the economy shows signs of worsening

Jerome Powell
The Latest: Powell says US unemployment could go lower
November 13th, 2019  11:47 AM

Fed Chair Powell says US unemployment rate could go lower without necessarily spurring inflation

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