Even as U.S. and Chinese officials have planned meetings in D.C. and Beijing, there are reports of trouble for the trade talks.
MixedTimes - John Carney
The U.S. labor market began the year with a boom as employers posted a near-record number of job openings.
Consumer sentiment rebounded from its midwinter slump in the first weeks of March, boosted by middle and lower income households.
In a new line of attack, the House Democrat critized Wells Fargo for financing pipelines and private prisons
Still no signs that the price level of consumer goods is rising due to a rising budget deficit or tariffs on imported goods.
Critics of President Donald Trump are complaining that the White House's latest economic projects depend on a "rosy scenario" of the economy growing three percent or more.
America does not need to import more workers. There are still millions of working age Americans left out of the workforce.
The strength of the U.S. consumer and American businesses drew in imports faster than exports to a weakening global economy.
The Fed's pivot led to an increase in plans to buy big-ticket items but also triggered worries about the health of the economy.
Walking away from a deal with North Korea sends a strong message to Beijing: don't count on the U.S. to back down.
It seems likely the cross will be allowed to stand. The court's stance on the bigger questions at stake remains unclear.
The U.S. Trade Represenative pushed back against the idea that the Trump administration would accept a weak deal with China.
President Donald Trump's announcement that he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods has not set off the alarm bells among China hawks that earlier signs the administration could soften its stance on China did.
President Trump signaled support for tech and market structure innovation that would create an open-access wholesale market for 5G.
Economists had expected jobless claims to fall to 225,000. Instead, they fell all the way down to 216,000.
A clique of far left New York politicians wanted Amazon to pledge it would refuse to work with ICE if it came to New York.
Consumer prices once again demonstrate that American households are not being squeezed by tariffs on metals and China imports
Job openings in metals-using sectors are up sharply compared to a year ago, dispelling the myth that steel and aluminum tariffs hurt U.S. workers.
The jobs market showed no signs of slowing down in December. Job openings hit an all-time high in the month despite the shutdown.
One of the foundations of the Trump-era economic expansion weakened again in January, the fifth straight month of decline.
Increased productivity signals tariffs are not hurting American manufacturers.
In fact, wages are beating inflation and layoffs are at record lows.
Prior to Trump's presidency, Hispanic unemployment had never been this low.
Unemployment of African-Americans has never been so low.
Trump is right: 5.3 million jobs have been added to the U.S economy since election day 2016.
The Trump economy needs to add 208,000 every month to hit its goal of 25 million over ten years. It's averaging 241,000.
The GOP Senator wants to return Fannie and Freddie to the private market but also cap their market share and introduce competition in the mortgage guarantee business.
Home building made a surprising comeback in November.
No big bounce from the end of the shutdown.
Economists had expected 158,000 after December's sizzling 312,000.
But Cain's past record suggests that he might not be the interest rate dove Trump is looking for.
New-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 657,000 rate in November, the best rate in eight months.
Jobless claims were expected to come in at 220,000.
The Federal Reserve now agrees with President Donald Trump on interest rates.
Foxconn planned to build a huge liquid-crystal display factory in Wisconsin. Then the bottom fell out of the market for televisions.
A spokesman just shot down the notion that Trump Administration might unilaterally release Fannie and Freddie from government control.
U.S. officials will meet with counterparts from China in Washington, DC this week.
China's economic weakness is bleeding over into U.S. companies with big exposures to sales in Asia.
Economic growth accelerated and was much stronger than expected in January, according to a basket of indicators collected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, declares itself for Team Huawei.
The CEO still does not see the attack on manliness as a mistake.
The share of Democrats saying the economy is improving fell from 32 percent in November to 18 percent in January.
Snow and extreme cold may slow down the economy, but the effects tend to thaw once the deep chill is gone.
Skeptics of China's economic statistics suspect the country's economy may be even worse off.
China says it will buy more U.S. products but there is no sign of progress on tougher issues at stake in the trade dispute.
Ever since the big Christmas Eve sell-off, stocks have been recording surprisingly strong gains.
Shares of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac soared on the news.
Stock market sell-off, government shutdown, and concerns about future growth pulled consumer sentiment down to lowest level of Trump presidency.
Lighthizer still opposes giving in but President Donald Trump is reportedly pressuring him to get a China deal done.
Jobless claims fell last week.
Charles Grassley said Tuesday that the U.S. has seen no progress on crucial issues in trade talks with China. Senator Grassley said his information was based on a report fromUnited States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
December price data defy predictions that tariffs would push price levels higher.
Volkswagen is making a big bet on mass-market electric vehicles.
Regulators gave banks the greenlight to help out borrowers while the government is shut down.
Consumer prices on many items subject to tariffs actually fell in December, defying predictions that the trade war would weigh on American consumers.
Inflation is still very tame and even seems to be slowing down.
The big question is how much the slowdown around the world becomes a drag on U.S. growth.
Despite the tax cuts and falling payments from the Fed, government receipts are up compared with a year ago.
What if they held a shut down and no one noticed?
Powell wanted to reassure markets that the Fed wouldn't blindly march into higher rates.
Jobs boomed in the last month of 2019. Wages pushed higher. And the workforce expanded as more Americans sought employment in the season to be jolly.
Manufacturing continued to expand in December but optimism about the coming year fell, according to a survey of manufacturers.
Another "fear itself" day pounds stocks.
For the first time since the 2013 government shutdown, economic pessimists outnumber optimists.
China said it will cut its tariff on American made cars from 40 percent to 15 percent.
Much better number than expected.
Weekly claims can be volatile but this suggests that the spike in claims around Thanksgiving was a statistical illusion.
They keep saying tariffs are taxes on American consumers and forcing prices higher. And every month inflation data shows that is not true.
No signs of inflation for November. And no signs that tariffs are raising prices either.
The third monthly decline from a very elevated level of optimism.
Over the weekend, a group of unidentified burglars broke into the home of the arrested Huawei executive. Police have not arrested any suspects.
The top U.S. trade negotiator took a hardline on Sunday, saying that if a deal is not reached by March, China tariffs will rise to 25 percent.
A very tough end to a week of turmoil on Wall Street.
Consumers head into the holidays feeling very good about the economy but a bit worried about what the future holds.
Continuing claims, a measure of pain in the economy, also fell. Despite lots of talk about tariffs, there are no signs these are holding back the labor market.
After several hours of confusion and conflicting reports, Larry Kudlow made it clear Monday that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightizer will run the next stage of China talks.
The mainstream media has been accusing Republicans of 'dog-whistle' racism for a very, very long time.
American farmers have been hit by China's retaliatory tariffs on U.S. soybeans. Nonetheless, farmers are sticking by the president and his Make American Great Again agenda.
One of the last pieces of economic data before the midterms shows the Trump boom is still resounding across the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The midterm elections are just a few days away and the financial media is starting to warn about what could happen if Democrats win big on Tuesday.
The United States has not seen an October this strong for manufacturing employment since before the turn of the century.
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The American labor market is stronger than it has been for generations.
"We will not allow our sovereignty to be disrespected, our intellectual property to be stolen, or our people to be robbed of their hard-earned prosperity," Jeff Sessions said.
Layoffs remain ultralow, defying predictions that the trade war with China would weigh on the U.S. labor market.
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Private sector pay gains rose 3.1 percent in the most recent quarter.
A big bounce after Monday's big stock sell-off.
Farm deflation could pressure the Fed to back off on interest rates.
The labor market looks very strong right now and there are no signs tariffs are costing jobs.
Higher wages will not be good for corporate earnings, even though they may be necessary to sustain our economic expansion.
Fed officials have arrested a Treasury employee they say leaked confidential banking reports on Paul Manafort and others to a reporter.
Spending jumped higher in 2018, so the budget deficit is higher despite a rise in tax revenue. There are no signs that this poses a risk to the Trump boom.
Mobs chasing Trump allies out of restaurants may have convinced some Trump supporters to stay at home in September.
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Guess where Adidas makes shoes sold in China.
Lifting the summer cap on ethanol puts the administration at odds with the oil industry and environmentalists.
Economists had expected just 185,000 private jobs in September. Instead, the economy added 230,000.
The bigger significance of the new trade pact with Mexico and Canada may be how it strengthens the U.S. in its confrontation with China's predatory mercantilism.
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