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Consumers Are Spending. Businesses Aren’t. Who’s Right About the Future?

Consumers Are Spending. Businesses Aren’t. Who’s Right About the Future?

Forecasting is tricky when important economic indicators are pointing in different directions.
Interest Rates Just Keep Falling. Economic Orthodoxy Is Falling With Them.

Interest Rates Just Keep Falling. Economic Orthodoxy Is Falling With Them.

Investors expect even lower growth and inflation; this isn’t the way it’s supposed to work.
Strong Jobs Report Eases Fears of Damage From Trade War

Strong Jobs Report Eases Fears of Damage From Trade War

President Trump declares that the economy is doing “unbelievably well” after payrolls grow by 224,000 in June.
Strong Jobs Report Eases Fears of Damage From Trade War

Strong Jobs Report Eases Fears of Damage From Trade War

President Trump declares that the economy is doing “unbelievably well” after payrolls grow by 224,000 in June.

Trade War May Be Slowing Business Spending and Factories, Fed Says

A report by Federal Reserve officials said that United States economic activity increased at a “solid pace” in early 2019, but that risks still loomed.

Trade War May Be Slowing Business Spending and Factories, Fed Says

A report by Federal Reserve officials said that United States economic activity increased at a “solid pace” in early 2019, but that risks still loomed.

The Week in Business: Nike Faces a Sneaker Critique, and Christine Lagarde Needs a Replacement

Also, Facebook is working to filter out misleading (and annoying) health content.
Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

The world’s monetary authorities have limited policy space, and it’s unclear whether their backup plans will suffice to bolster growth and inflation.
Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

The world’s monetary authorities have limited policy space, and it’s unclear whether their backup plans will suffice to bolster growth and inflation.
Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

Global Recession Risks Are Up, and Central Banks Aren’t Ready

The world’s monetary authorities have limited policy space, and it’s unclear whether their backup plans will suffice to bolster growth and inflation.

Fed, Pressed by Trump to Cut Rates, Faces Fire No Matter What It Does

Federal Reserve officials were split over what to do when they meet this month. The central bank’s thinking will be clearer this week.

Fed, Pressed by Trump to Cut Rates, Faces Fire No Matter What It Does

Federal Reserve officials were split over what to do when they meet this month. The central bank’s thinking will be clearer this week.
S&P 500 Touches 3,000 as Stock Rally Powers On

S&P 500 Touches 3,000 as Stock Rally Powers On

Few analysts expected the index to reach the milestone so soon, but many see reasons for the gains to continue.
S&P 500 Touches 3,000 as Investors See Rate Cuts in Their Future

S&P 500 Touches 3,000 as Investors See Rate Cuts in Their Future

Few analysts expected the S&P to reach that point so soon, but many see reasons for the gains to continue.
Fed Points to Coming Rate Cut in Its June Meeting Minutes

Fed Points to Coming Rate Cut in Its June Meeting Minutes

The statement is the latest indication that the Fed is likely to approve an interest-rate cut at its next meeting this month.
Fed Chair Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

Fed Chair Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, was the latest central banker to express skepticism about Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans.
Fed Chair Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

Fed Chair Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, was the latest central banker to express skepticism about Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans.
Time for the Fed to Cut Interest Rates

Time for the Fed to Cut Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve should demonstrate its independence by cutting interest rates — because the economy needs the help.
DealBook Briefing: A Rate Cut Now Looks All but Certain

DealBook Briefing: A Rate Cut Now Looks All but Certain

Jay Powell, the Fed chairman, strongly signaled yesterday that the Fed could cut interest rates later this month.
Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: ‘There Is No Alternative’

Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: ‘There Is No Alternative’

Markets now have echoes of the mid-2010s, when central banks around the world were holding interest rates so low investors had little choice but to buy stocks.