Consumers' perceptions about the present situation have improved, but future expectations frayed in October.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Dropping this phrase from the Federal Reserve's meeting language would be seen as a hint that the rate cut the Fed is set to announce this week will be the last one it expects to make for 2019.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
If a recession hits, the Fed might need to lower rates below zero, which could cause other problems in the financial system.
By Michael W. Klein
The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the second time in three months in a bid to keep the U.S. economy growing. What indicators are driving the recent rate reductions, and what is the larger influence of economists on…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
In town halls and speeches across the country this week, candidates leveled blame on Trump, arguing that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies were prompting gloomy economic forecasts.
The Congressional Budget Office says the U.S. deficit is reaching its highest levels since the end of World War II, when considered as a share of the total economy. In the next decade, it's projected to grow by $800 billion…
President Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that he is considering cutting taxes, but said the idea is not in response to recession fears. During an Oval Office meeting with the president of Romania, Trump touted the strength of the economy and…
By Kevin Freking, Josh Boak, Associated Press
Asked if his trade war with China could tip the country into recession, Trump brushed off the idea as "irrelevant" and said it was imperative to "take China on."…
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Joshua Johnson join William Brangham to discuss the latest political news, including policy proposals among 2020 Democrats, rumors of an upcoming recession and how a weakening economy could affect President Trump's reelection and momentum for new…
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