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Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

Comment came as Greta Thunberg demanded immediate action in DavosDavos 2020 – live updatesAnalysis: Trump hails 1tn trees plan but ignores roots of problemDonald Trump told the world’s business
Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

Comment came as Greta Thunberg demanded immediate action in DavosDavos 2020 – live updatesAnalysis: Trump hails 1tn trees plan but ignores roots of problemDonald Trump told the world’s business
Pro-Trump Super PAC Buys Anti-Impeachment Ads: Campaign Update

Pro-Trump Super PAC Buys Anti-Impeachment Ads: Campaign Update

The nonprofit arm of a pro-Trump super PAC said Tuesday it will spend $1 million on anti-impeachment ads in three key states in the November election.
Trump claims credit for ‘spectacular’ U.S. economy in Davos speech to business leaders

Trump claims credit for ‘spectacular’ U.S. economy in Davos speech to business leaders

Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, hours before his historic impeachment trial was to reconvene in the U.S. Senate in Washington.
Donald Trump is a good president … but only for the top 1%

Donald Trump is a good president … but only for the top 1%

On all economic measures, from jobs to health to GDP to disposable income, the president has failed AmericaAs the world’s business elites trek to Davos for their annual gathering, people should be
Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won't admit it | Larry Elliott

Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won't admit it | Larry Elliott

Subject was not an issue at forum’s first meeting in 1971 but should now be at forefront for US presidentRichard Nixon was in the White House, Mao Zedong was running China and Ted Heath was the prime
Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years

Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years

Investors shrug off slowdown as new data fuels optimism China can ride out US trade warChina’s economy stumbled last year to its lowest growth rate in almost 30 years after the tit-for-tat trade war
Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years

Global markets rise despite slowest Chinese growth for 30 years

Investors shrug off slowdown as new data fuels optimism China can ride out US trade warChina’s economy stumbled last year to its lowest growth rate in almost 30 years after the tit-for-tat trade war
US-China tensions could slow global economy, UN warns

US-China tensions could slow global economy, UN warns

Report says climate crisis, inequality and food insecurity were major concernsThe world economy risks suffering a sharp slowdown in 2020 that would derail international efforts to tackle the mounting
Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his
Exclusive: Consumer confidence nears a record high in the U.S., but dips in China and Europe

Exclusive: Consumer confidence nears a record high in the U.S., but dips in China and Europe

The Conference Board's Global Consumer Confidence Index for the U.S. inched up two points in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

Trump Set to Sign ‘Beautiful Monster’ Trade Deal With China

President Donald Trump is poised to sign a deal with China on Wednesday that for the first time would punish Beijing if it fails to deliver on pledges related to its currency, intellectual property

Is the US Economy ‘Just OK’ Compared to Other Countries?

Since the end of World War II, the United States has had the strongest economy in the world. But is that still the case?
A key lending indicator signals the US economy is slowing

A key lending indicator signals the US economy is slowing

American commercial and industrial loans declined by the most since March 2017.
Trump vaunts his China trade pact – but some say it’s too little, too late

Trump vaunts his China trade pact – but some say it’s too little, too late

While a cessation in hostilities is welcome, businesses have a lot of ground to make up, and few expect any further progressThe trade war with China is over; long live the trade war. That is the
American firms aren't beholden to America – but that's news to Trump | Robert Reich

American firms aren't beholden to America – but that's news to Trump | Robert Reich

The president’s agreement with China is based on a misunderstanding of the corporate mindset. It’s time to invest in ourselvesTrump’s “phase one” agreement with China, to be signed on Wednesday, is
US economy adds modest 145,000 jobs and wage growth remains slow

US economy adds modest 145,000 jobs and wage growth remains slow

Unemployment rate holds at 3.5% for the second straight month but figures suggest a lingering weakness in manufacturingUS employers added 145,000 jobs in December, capping a record 10 years of jobs
Central banks are now the markets' best friends | Mohamed El-Erian

Central banks are now the markets' best friends | Mohamed El-Erian

When the markets dip, the banks step in to help with stimulus. Such action may prove counter-productive After a year that involved one of the biggest U-turns in recent monetary-policy history, central
Why Iran crisis is unlikely to hit US consumers hard at the gas pumps

Why Iran crisis is unlikely to hit US consumers hard at the gas pumps

Rumors of Middle East war used to inevitably lead to soaring gas prices but fracking revolution has changed the market landscapeFor many older Americans the thought of war in the Middle East will
Why Iran crisis is unlikely to hit US consumers hard at the gas pumps

Why Iran crisis is unlikely to hit US consumers hard at the gas pumps

Rumors of Middle East war used to inevitably lead to soaring gas prices but fracking revolution has changed the market landscapeFor many older Americans the thought of war in the Middle East will