US growth lackluster as firms run down inventories - Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth unexpectedly remained tepid in the second quarter as inventories fell for the first time in nearly five years and business investment remained weak, offsetting robust consumer spending. Gross domestic product increased ...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Oil just made a huge move, and nobody noticed - Business Insider

But in the background of all this, there has been a stealth slump in crude-oil prices. Both front-month West Texas Intermediate crude and Brent crude prices have fallen by over 20% since their respective early-June peaks of $51.23 a barrel and $52.51 a ...

Friday, July 29, 2016

The TPP Isn't Just a Trade Deal - Bloomberg

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade deal involving the U.S. and many countries on the Pacific Rim, has become something of a bugaboo for those both on the left and the right. Republican nominee Donald Trump has denounced TPP, declaring ...

Friday, July 29, 2016

American workers finally getting a raise - CNNMoney

JPMorgan Chase is giving some of its employees a raise. So is Starbucks. Are more workers across the nation finally going to start getting more money in their paychecks? Sluggish wage growth has been one of the biggest problems for the U.S. economy ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Saving Globalization: Two Decades Into Nafta, Mexico's Wins Range From Tacos to Engineers - Bloomberg

Globalization is under fire in some developed economies. But in parts of the Americas voters are embracing leaders looking to deepen integration and trade. Bloomberg Benchmark is publishing a series of conversations with regional thought-leaders on the ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Gas prices dip to a 13-year low ahead of July 4 holiday weekend - Washington Post

Independence Day travel could be some of this decade's cheapest, thanks to falling gas prices. They are on track to be at a 13-year low this Fourth of July holiday. As of Thursday, the national average for gasoline was $2.29 a gallon. That's 48 cents ...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Is Brexit market panic already over? Nope! - CNNMoney

"The Brexit vote and economic uncertainty that it creates takes the Fed off the table," wrote Tony Dwyer, a market strategist with Canaccord Genuity in a report. "We believe the Fed is unlikely to raise rates until December 2016, or at the very least ...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

North America leaders mount strong defense of trade despite threats - Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he wins ...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Why Americans feel the economy is rigged - Marketplace.org

Game A majority of Americans think the economy is rigged, according to our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. - theloushe/Flickr. We asked a new question in our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll — this time, whether the U.S. economy is rigged in favor ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016