Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, remains upbeat on economy - Reuters

WASHINGTON The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday in its first meeting since President Donald Trump took office, but painted a relatively upbeat picture of the U.S. economy that suggested it was on track to tighten monetary policy ...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Changing U.S. Immigration Rules Loaded With Economic Baggage - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump spent his first week making good on even his most controversial campaign promises when it comes to immigration, leaving business leaders questioning what comes next and what it could mean for the U.S. economy. Last week, the ...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The US government says GDP rose by 1.9%, but be careful with those numbers - CNBC

The total output of the U.S. economy increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Commerce Department reported Friday. But beyond that headline-making number is a slew of data that shows more detailed trends and the ...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Trump Budget Director Says National Debt Needs Quick Action - Bloomberg

President Donald Trump's pick for budget director Mick Mulvaney said the nearly $20 trillion national debt is the equivalent of an ordinary American family owing more than a quarter of a million dollars on their credit cards, a problem that needs to be ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for China - CNNMoney

Chinese President Xi Jinping test drove a new message last week at the World Economic Forum. China, he said, would defend globalization against populist forces that want to end free trade. On Monday, Donald Trump handed Xi the car keys and threw in a ...

Monday, January 23, 2017