Christopher’s Recent Stories
Economy Aug 15Is the U.S. really nearing a recession?
Many economists worry that recession odds are rising. Here's why.
Economy Aug 13U.S. delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others
The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether.
Politics Jul 02Trump chooses Waller and Shelton for Federal Reserve board vacancies
President Donald Trump said Tuesday on Twitter that he will nominate economists Christopher Waller and Judy Shelton to fill two influential positions on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Nation Jun 07U.S. employers added a weak 75,000 jobs in May
The relatively low number of hires could be a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth, trade fights and the fading stimulus from tax cuts and greater government spending.
Politics May 23WATCH: Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse
President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.
Economy May 03U.S. economy adds 263,000 job, unemployment falls to 3.6 percent
The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6 percent, though that drop partly reflected an increase in the number of Americans who stopped looking for work.
Economy Apr 24Trump Fed pick under scrutiny for writings disparaging women
Stephen Moore said in email that the articles published years ago do not reflect his opinions today.
Politics Mar 24AP fact check: McCain can’t respond but his record speaks
President Trump: “We’ve created more than almost 6 million jobs since the election." The facts: He’s not exaggerating on job creation. But that record is not all his, and it’s not remarkable.
Economy Mar 06Why a meaningful U.S.-China trade deal could be hard to reach
Beijing's longstanding policy of subsidizing its own businesses and charges that it illicitly obtains U.S. technology remain key obstacles.
Politics Feb 25AP fact check: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud
Asked about ballot malfeasance involving a Republican in North Carolina, the president insisted he condemns voter fraud "of any kind, whether it's Democrat or Republican" and pointed to a "million fraudulent votes" cast in California. But no such case exists.