Against an economic background more traditionally associated with interest rate rises, the US central bank has just cut rates. John Stepek explains what’s going on at the Fed.
Pressure is building by the day for higher inflation, and the Amazon founder’s call for higher minimum wages is just the latest expression of that. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.
US stocks are going from strength to strength as improved data drives confidence. Marina Gerner reports.
Fears of a downturn are playing on the minds of plenty of investors right now, says John Stepek. But they are getting ahead of themselves.
A. Gary Shilling was among the few investors to correctly predict a lengthy stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Now he’s warning of a recession.
Transportation data is a helpful leading indicator, and according to America’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage index, there is no sign of a dip in demand for road freight.
The Facebook boss has called for global rules to police social media. Stuart Watkins reports.
“Modern monetary theory” – or MMT – is all the rage among progressive thinkers, especially in the United States. What is it? And does it stand up to scrutiny? Stuart Watkins reports.
The US president gears up for negotiations with budgets that have no hope of passing. Emily Hohler reports.
US congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced his candidacy for the presidency and he’s off to a flying start.
At its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve surprised everyone by being even more dovish than expected. But markets aren’t exactly roaring ahead. John Stepek explains why.