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Retail Sales Skid Onto Rumble Strip

Retail Sales Skid Onto Rumble Strip

An unexpected decline in sales in September is a warning signal about the strength of the U.S. consumer.

Stocks Jump Higher on Report of a Partial China Trade Deal

Stocks Jump Higher on Report of a Partial China Trade Deal

The major stock indexes surged higher Friday on signs that the U.S. and China may have reached “partial deal” on trade issues. President Donald Trump said that “good things are happening” in the trade negotiations.

Fed Pumps $75 Billion Into Financial System Again

Fed Pumps $75 Billion Into Financial System Again

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York once again stepped into the money market to supply additional liquidity on Thursday morning. The N.Y. Fed injected $75 billion into the market for overnight repurchase agreements, known as repos.

Powell Rejects Call for Fed to Resist Trump

Powell Rejects Call for Fed to Resist Trump

"Political factors play absolutely no role in our process, and my colleagues and I would not tolerate any attempt to include them," Powell said.

American Factory Activity Shrank in August

American Factory Activity Shrank in August

New orders, employment, and production all declined as trade and global economic headwinds produced the worst reading since 2016.

Watch: Trump Announces Trade Deal with Japan

Watch: Trump Announces Trade Deal with Japan

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. had reached a trade deal with Japan that would involve "billions and billions" of dollars of trade between the two nations.

Trump Backs Away from Tax Cuts

Trump Backs Away from Tax Cuts

“I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” Trump said while talking to reporters on the White House lawn.

The Yield Curve Inverted Again

The Yield Curve Inverted Again

The market appeared to take Wednesday's inversion in stride. The major stock indexes ended the day in the green.

Small Business Optimism Rebounds

Small Business Optimism Rebounds

"This is a confirmation that small business owners remain very optimistic about the economy despite all the talk about 'slowing.'"|

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