Economy

US stocks fall sharply as US-China trade war escalates

Aug 23, 2019

Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Friday after President Donald Trump called on U.S. companies to consider alternatives to doing business in China. The Dow sank nearly 500 points.

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US products

Aug 23, 2019

China announces tariff hike on $75 billion of US goods in retaliation for Trump's planned Sept. 1 increase

Powell says Trump trade wars complicate US economic outlook, offers no clear signal on rate cuts

Aug 23, 2019

Powell says Trump trade wars complicate US economic outlook, offers no clear signal on rate cuts

Global stocks higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

Aug 23, 2019

Global stocks rise after Wall Street declines ahead of closely watched speech by US Fed chairman

Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense

Aug 23, 2019

Mindful of his lingering gap with female voters, President Trump's reelection campaign has female surrogates fanning out across the country Thursday in an effort to identify supporters who can help change minds

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Aug 23, 2019

Across the country, teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic realities of educator pay

Investors hope Powell's speech offers clarity. But will it?

Aug 23, 2019

Investors hoping Powell's speech will clear up confusion over likely path of rate cuts

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

Aug 22, 2019

President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit by discussing the global economy

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

Aug 22, 2019

South Korea says it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea

Corporate profits slump again in 2Q

Aug 22, 2019

Corporate profits fell for a second straight quarter in the spring, as the tax cut windfall wears off and companies contend with uncertainty caused by the Trump administration's trade war with China

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