US economy

Trump ups the stakes in China trade war

The dispute over tariffs could be a foreshadowing of something far worse. Emily Hohler reports.

Is the Federal Reserve really worried about inflation?

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.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

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.

Peter Schiff: the buck is heading for bust

America is slipping into a recession and yet everybody is blind to it.

Betting on politics: the senatorial contest in West Virginia

Senator Joe Manchin will have a tough fight on his hands if he wants to get re-elected, says Matthew Partridge.

Nafta deal: throwing sand in the global trade engine

The revamped Nafta deal between the US and Mexico does little to support global trade. In fact, it may do the opposite.

Trump touts “largest trade deal ever”

But the agreement amounts to little, even if Canada and Congress approve it. Emily Hohler reports.

A downturn is coming. Here's what to buy

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.

Trump takes on short-termism

President Trump has asked the markets regulator to allow companies to report every six months rather than every quarter. Marina Gerner reports.

Betting on politics: Trump's re-election

The mounting scandals in Washington won’t help Donald’s Trump’s re-election chances, says Matthew Partridge.

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