US economy

Fired FBI bigwig stands up to bullying

Donald Trump’s attacks on federal law enforcement took a vindictive turn last weekend with the sacking of FBI chief Andrew McCabe.

It’s a big week for central bankers on both sides of the Atlantic

In both the US and UK this week, central bankers will decide on interest rates. John Stepek explains what to expect, and how it will affect the markets.

Central bankers won’t tell you – but they’d like inflation to be higher

There are two ways to destroy the debt burden the world is still struggling under – deflation or inflation. John Stepek explains why inflation is the lesser of two evils.

Jerome Powell: Trump’s annoyingly normal Fed chair

Jerome Powell is the first Federal Reserve chair in over four decades without an economics degree, but he has already demonstrated his ability to learn on the job. Jane Lewis reports.

Short the S&P 500 – again

Belief in the bull is overdone: investors should prepare for the coming correction, says Matthew Partridge.

Goldilocks will be bucked from the bull

Conditions have been just right for stock markets for a while. Andrew Van Sickle explains why it won’t last.

Betting on politics: An unlikely victory

It’s starting to look like Democrat Conor Lamb has pulled off a victory few thought possible in Pennsylvania.

Jim Chanos: a rate rise is long overdue

Interest rates have been so low for so long, many people in financial markets today don’t know any different.

Trump thumbs his nose at global trade

The protectionist president pulls up the drawbridge. What could go wrong? Emily Hohler reports.

Betting on politics: A two-way fight

Matthew Partridge weighs the odds on the electoral fight to replace US congressman Tim Murphy.

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