Donald Trump’s tangle with Congress over his promised border wall has led to US government agencies closing up shop. But does that matter much for America’s economy? Simon Wilson reports.
The dispute over tariffs could be a foreshadowing of something far worse. Emily Hohler reports.
The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, is slowly raising interest rates. But that doesn’t mean it’s going after inflation, says John Stepek. It may have other targets in mind.
Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.
America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.
Senator Joe Manchin will have a tough fight on his hands if he wants to get re-elected, says Matthew Partridge.
The revamped Nafta deal between the US and Mexico does little to support global trade. In fact, it may do the opposite.
But the agreement amounts to little, even if Canada and Congress approve it. Emily Hohler reports.
All the signs point to there being a downturn in the offing. Matthew Partridge talks to fund manager Julie Dean to find out what action investors should take.
President Trump has asked the markets regulator to allow companies to report every six months rather than every quarter. Marina Gerner reports.
The mounting scandals in Washington won’t help Donald’s Trump’s re-election chances, says Matthew Partridge.