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Economy Sep 253 things to watch with the Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday, but economists will also be watching for a signal that another hike is likely before the end of the year.
Politics Sep 17Trump administration announces new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods
The tariffs will start at 10 percent, beginning Monday of next week, and then rise to 25 percent on Jan. 1.
Economy Aug 30U.S. consumer spending up a solid 0.4 percent in July
U.S. consumer spending rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains.
Economy Jul 27U.S. economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in second quarter, but it may slow going forward
The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent. That's the fastest pace since 2014, driven by consumers who spent their tax cuts and exporters who rushed to get their products delivered ahead…
Economy Jul 12U.S. budget deficit totals $74.9 billion in June
WASHINGTON — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago.
Politics May 22WATCH: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testifies before Senate panel
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate panel this morning. Watch his remarks here.
Politics May 21Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China, but no guarantee tensions are over
President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.
Politics May 20U.S., China agree to cut American trade deficit
The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China.
World Apr 21U.S. defends tough trade stance at global finance meeting
The United States is resisting pressure to back off President Trump's America First trade policy at a meeting of global finance leaders worried about the threat of a damaging trade war.
Economy Mar 21Federal Reserve raises key interest rate, says it expects 2 more hikes this year
These steps show confidence that the economy remains sturdy nearly nine years after the Great Recession ended, officials said.