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Nation Oct 16U.S. retail sales dip 0.3 percent in September
Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending.
Economy Oct 15IMF downgrades world’s economic outlook, citing trade wars
The International Monetary Fund predicts that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis.
Economy Oct 10Federal Reserve approves rules to loosen bank restrictions
The package of rules will ease restrictions imposed on banks following the 2008 financial crisis, giving a victory to the banking industry and President Donald Trump, a vocal critic of the more stringent rules.
Economy Oct 04WATCH: Powell says Fed’s goal is to keep economy in ‘good place’
In his brief remarks, Jerome Powell gave no hint on whether the Fed will cut interest rates for a third time this year when it meets later this month. Watch a Federal Reserve panel discussion live in our player.
Economy Sep 25Bulgarian economist to head International Monetary Fund
Kristalina Georgieva succeeds Christine Lagarde who is stepping down to take over as head of the European Central Bank.
Economy Aug 292nd quarter GDP growth revised down slightly to 2 percent
The new estimate was lower than the government's initial estimate a month ago of 2.1% annual growth.
Economy Aug 27U.S. consumer confidence dips slightly in August
The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index edged down to 135.1 in August, slightly below a July reading of 135.8, which had been the highest since November.
Economy Aug 23Fed Chair Powell gives no clear hint on interest rates
Speaking to a gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Powell reiterated that the Fed "will act as appropriate" to sustain the expansion.
Economy Aug 21Notes from Fed’s July meeting show officials widely divided on rate cut
Some argued for a bigger rate cut, while others insisted the Fed should not cut rates at all.
Economy Aug 19Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates
Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time."…