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The US Economy Is Fine, But Watch Out For Gathering Trade Storms

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The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes. Read more

White House Pushes Back Against Recession Fears, Defends Trade War

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Trump said he doesn't see a recession after the bond market spooked investors and the Dow suffered its worst day of the ... Read more

White House Trade Advisor Navarro: 'Technically We Did Not Have A Yield Curve Inversion'

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The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below the 2-year rate Wednesday, which typically taken as a sign a recession... Read more

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Free Trade As Concern Grows About Trump's Economy

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Americans now say they approve of free trade by 64%-27%, a margin of better than two to one. Read more

US Consumer Sentiment For August Comes In Well Below Estimates

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The report comes amid a wild week for the stock market but after a handful of bullish reports in the consumer sector. Read more

US Housing Starts Drop For Third Straight Month

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U.S. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in July amid a steep decline in the construction of multi-family housi... Read more

Fed May Not Have Enough Firepower To Prevent A Recession

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President Trump has been pressing the Fed to help head off a feared economic slowdown, but it's not clear the central ba... Read more

Fed's Bullard Says Only A 'sustained' Bond Inversion Would Be A Bearish Signal

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The inversion of portions of the Treasury bond yield curve this week "would have to be sustained over a period of time" ... Read more

Ray Dalio Says He Wouldn't Rule Out China Weaponizing Its Massive US Treasury Holdings

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Other observers have dismissed the suggestion that China would sell U.S. Treasurys to gain an upper hand in the trade wa... Read more

Growth Forecasts Are Rising And Economy Looks Nowhere Near As Bad As Bond Market Predicts

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Economists ratcheted up their GDP forecasts for the third quarter to a median 2.1% on Thursday. Read more

Trump, Navarro Are The Only Officials In The White House Blaming The Fed For Volatility, Sources Say

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The president has criticized his central bank chief sharply, but stepped it up in recent days when he labeled the Fed le... Read more

Falling Mortgage Rates Boost Homebuilder Confidence, But Not New Construction

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The nation's homebuilders are feeling better about their business, as falling mortgage rates help more buyers afford hom... Read more

'This Is Not 2008' — Cramer Says A Recession Should Not Be A Foregone Conclusion

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CNBC's Jim Cramer says Wall Street should not assume a recession is on the horizon. Read more

US Productivity Grew A Healthy 2.3% Rate In The 2nd Quarter

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U.S. productivity increased at a decent pace in the second quarter, a trend that could lead to higher wages if it contin... Read more

New York, Philadelphia Business Indexes Show Solid Gains Despite Recession Fears

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The Empire State manufacturing survey posted a 4.8 reading, while the Philadelphia business survey came in at 16.8, both... Read more