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Weak Retail Sales May Sour GDP Growth Targets for the Second Quarter of 2019

Retail sales are often volatile on a monthly reporting basis, and the markets are getting to deal with a fresh round of negative news when it comes to the consumer ...
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Tariffs Are Much Worse for China Than US and This Is Why

It is without a doubt that the two bombshell tweets from President Donald Trump on Sunday indicated that the trade talks on tariffs and intellectual property issues had gone way ...
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China Trade War’s Rapid Route to Recession

President Trump tweeted that the Chinese had not done enough to settle a trade war with the United States. His plan, according to his tweets, is to lift 10% tariffs, ...
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Strong 3.2% GDP Growth in Q1 Creates Confusion for Bulls and Bears Alike

The economy is running much hotter than economists, investors and Federal Reserve officials would have guessed. Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose by an annualized rate of 3.2% during the ...
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China Economy Expands at 6.4% as Strong Growth Holds

Many experts believed a trade war with the United States would dampen China's economic growth. They were wrong. It grew by 6.4% in the first quarter, a sign that the ...
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China’s Manufacturing Gains Also Brings Gains in Employment Numbers

Is China's rapid economic slowdown already back to recovering? A new report showed that its manufacturing activity unexpectedly expanded in March to the fastest growth in eight months. It always ...
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Q4 GDP Weaker Than Original Projections

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released an updated view on fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP). As expected, the biggest measurement of economic growth was revised down to 2.2% from ...
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Jerome Powell and FOMC Tell the Markets They Are Out of the Rate-Hiking Business

  If you read our recent preview for the FOMC meeting, you wouldn't be too shocked that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn't raise interest rates ...
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This Nation’s Massive Economy Could Be Heading Toward Recession

China's trade data came out today. It showed exports fell 20% in February, which one expert called a "trade recession." Since it is the world's second-largest country by gross domestic ...
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Bull Market Celebrates 10 Years, Up 300%

The Dow Jones industrial average hit 6,443.27 on March 9, 2009. It had lost 54% of its value from October 9, 2007, which was the previous high, crippled by the ...
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Q4 GDP Provides Backdrop for Stronger 2018 Growth Story

At the end of 2018, the stock market was in freefall mode due to slower economic readings and fears that earnings growth was about to dry up. The federal government ...
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Three-Quarters of Economists Expect Recession by 2021

A new survey by the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) reveals that three-fourths of the NABE's policy panel expect the U.S. economy to go into recession by the end ...
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Infrastructure Investment Could Raise US GDP by $5.9 Trillion Over 20 Years

The old saying that you have to spend money in order to make money gained more support on Friday. The Business Roundtable released a report that federal spending of $737 ...
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Broad Fed Index Points Toward Further Economic Growth in December

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is not one of the larger market-moving releases each month, but it is a national economic reading rather than just a regional one. ...
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What Will Be the World’s Biggest Economies by 2030?

Currently, the top economy in the world is that of the United States, but it could be overtaken in the next decade according to forecasts by Standard Chartered. Looking ahead ...
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