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12:28 a.m. Today - By Sol Trujillo
Why immigration is really what makes America great — again and again Ending DACA would be anti-American, hurting businesses and retireesEnding DACA would be anti-American, hurting businesses and retirees, writes Sol Trujillo.
6:01 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Your three-stock survival kit for 2020 — packed by Nuveen’s top stock-market strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Nuveen’s equity strategists says investors need to brace for a coming year that won’t top the 20%-plus gains we’ve been seeing. The key to survival are these three stocks.
7:06 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - Associated Press
Three killed and several others wounded in Walmart shooting in Oklahoma Earlier this year, a shooter at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killed 22 peopleEarlier this year, a shooter at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killed 22 people.
5:12 a.m. Nov. 18, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
It’s great the stock market is setting records, but it’s not because the economy is great Consumer spending, business production slow ahead of holidaysStocks on Wall Street have soared to fresh record highs, but it’s not because the economy is flashing a big thumbs-up sign. Far from it.
9:57 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
China’s pork crisis is bigger than you think African swine fever in world’s second largest economy has shaken global meat marketsAfrican swine fever in world’s second largest economy has shaken global meat markets, reports Tanner Brown.
7:53 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
The big worries facing stock investors in 2020, according to Citi’s top equity strategistIn our call of the day, MarketWatch speaks to Citigroup’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Tobias Levkovich, who lays out his big concerns for stock markets in 2020.
7:51 a.m. Nov. 16, 2019 - By Leslie Albrecht
Fast shipping isn’t great for the environment— 7 ways to cut the carbon footprint on your Amazon deliveries Amazon says one-day and same-day shipping are its most eco-friendly options, but experts aren’t so sureAmazon says one-day and same-day shipping are its most eco-friendly options, but experts aren’t so sure.
9:02 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Brainard calls for ‘heightened vigilance’ on financial stability Comment comes as central bank releases latest report on financial system vulnerabilitiesFed Governor Lael Brainard on Friday called for ‘heightened vigilance’ of the financial sector, as the central bank released its latest financial stability report.
5:43 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales rebound, but consumers tighten the reins before the holiday season U.S. retail sales climb 0.3% in October after September declineSales at gas stations, car dealers and internet stores such as Amazon rose in October, but most other retailers posted weak results just before the start of the holiday shopping season. Retail sales increased 0.3% last month.
5:02 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. wholesale prices get gasoline bump in October, PPI shows, but inflation still tame Producer price index rises 0.4% mostly due to higher cost of gas The wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services posted the sharpest increase in October in six months, but aside from higher gas prices, there was little inflation to be found. The producer price index rose 0.4% last month.
9:38 a.m. Nov. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed’s Powell says interest rates will be on hold absent a material deterioration in economy Central bank chief says baseline outlook for economy ‘remains favorable’ but there are risksFed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that interest rates are on hold absent a material deterioration of the economy.
6:48 a.m. Nov. 8, 2019 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Fed can no longer ignore potential economic 'shocks' of climate change: BrainardClimate change is just the kind of "shock" to the economy that the Federal Reserve can no longer ignore, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said Friday. Not only are there short-term natural disasters like the wild fires in California to consider, there are potential longer-term implications as well, she said. "To the extent that climate change and the associated policy responses affect productivity and long-run economic growth, there may be implications for the long-run neutral level of the real interest rate, which is a key consideration in monetary policy," Brainard said, at a first-of-its-kind Fed summit to focus on the economic and policy affects of climate change, hosted by the San Francisco Fed. Brainard said the Fed is monitoring how climate change effects the banking system's operations, the impact of climate policies on the energy sector and how weather affects the economy.
12:38 p.m. Nov. 7, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. September consumer credit grows at slowest rate in 15 months Consumers pull back on credit-card use for second straight monthU.S. consumer borrowing rose in September at the slowest rate in fifteen months, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
2:56 p.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
How the latest steps by Alipay and WeChat bring China closer to replacing cash with cellphones Digital payment giants Alipay and WeChat Pay to allow tourists to connect foreign credit cards to their platformsChina’s two leading mobile-payment platforms announced this week that they will begin allowing foreign visitors to utilize their digital wallets on the Chinese mainland.
4:41 a.m. Nov. 6, 2019 - By Bill Parks
Corporate tax avoidance demands a global solution The world should tax multinationals based on the destination of salesMultinational corporations have long avoided paying their full share of taxes, and time is running out to agree on a fair global solution.
11:04 p.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Livability
The 10 best U.S. cities for antique hunters If you live for finding that unique treasure, these places are for youA roundup of cities with great antiques, flea markets and thrift stores for those who live for the hunt.
3:09 a.m. Nov. 5, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Barkin worried 'we could talk ourselves into recession'There is a risk that U.S. businesses could convince itself that bad times are around the corner and actually cause a downturn, said Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin on Tuesday. Right now, firms are frustrated with political polarization and uncertainty about regulation, Barkin said in a speech to business leaders in Baltimore. Businesses say they're not scaling back yet but are reluctant to double down. "For these reasons, I don't discount the idea that we could talk ourselves into a recession -- particularly if the uncertainty begins to affect consumer confidence and spending," he said. Barkin said he didn't think a recession was imminent. "There's no evidence that we're faltering."
9:35 p.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Mike Murphy
U.S. may roll back tariffs on $112 billion in Chinese imports: reportThe 15% tariffs on Chinese items such as clothing, appliances and flat-screen monitors were put into effect on Sept. 1, and the U.S. would expect something in return, such as tougher intellectual-property protections for U.S. companies.
5:51 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell to talk to Congress about economic outlook next weekFed Chairman Jerome Powell will discuss the outlook for the economy in testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Nov. 13, the panel announced Monday. The hearing will start at 11 a.m. Eastern. The Fed cut rates last week for the third time this year and Powell indicated the central bank would likely pause to see if the lower rates are enough to offset the headwinds from weak global growth and the trade war with China.
3:49 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed is 'effectively on pause for a while,' Kashkari saysThe Federal Reserve is "effectively on pause for a while," said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on Monday. In an interview on CNBC, Kashkari said he was happy with the three rate cuts this year. Kashkari, who is not a voting member this year, and is one of the most dovish regional Fed presidents, said he wanted the Fed to commit to not raising its benchmark interest rate until core inflation returned to a 2% annual growth rate. Inflation expectations "seem to be drifting lower and lower," and that is "concerning," he said. "We don't want to follow Europe and Japan and have inflation unanchored to the downside because then our tools would be very limited," he said. The Fed's preferred inflation barometer, known as the PCE, or personal-consumption expenditures index, rose at a 1.7% yearly rate in September.
9:15 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - MarketWatch.com
Fed rate decision and Powell press conference: live blog Market expects quarter-point rate cutHere is the live blog of the Fed’s October monetary policy meeting and Chairman Jerome Powell’s press conference.
7:48 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - Associated Press
Amazon pours $1.5 million into remaking Seattle’s City Council The online retail giant is reportedly interested in more business-friendly candidatesThe online retail giant is reportedly interested in more business-friendly candidates.
2:22 a.m. Oct. 29, 2019 - MarketWatch
AutoNation's revenue beat offset by CEO severance AutoNation Inc. AN said earnings fell roughly 11% in the latest quarter as better-than-expected revenue was offset by $10 million in severance costs related to its chief executive change. The largest car-dealership chain in the U.S. on Tuesday said third-quarter net income fell to $99.5 million, or $1.10 a share, from $112 million last year, or $1.23 a share, a year earlier.
4:19 a.m. Oct. 28, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. trade deficit in goods narrows in September Both imports and exports sank An early look at U.S. trade patterns in September points to narrowing in the trade deficit at the end of the third quarter.
8:19 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Trump says there will be 'recession-depression' if he's removed from officePresident Donald Trump on Friday said the country would experience a severe economic downturn if he is removed from office. "If anything ever happened with this phony witch hunt that the Democrats are doing...I really believe that you'd have a recession-depression, the likes of which this country hasn't seen," Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House to go to South Carolina. The president said that prominent Wall Street experts agree with him, including one on television this morning, but he didn't identify who he was talking about. Veteran investor Mark Mobius has previously said that a stock market drop of 20%-25% is possible if Trump does not win a second term.
6:30 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Clarida says economy facing risks while inflation remains mutedFederal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida on Friday said the economy is facing "evident" risks, while inflation remains muted. In a speech in Washington, Clarida didn't say much about what action the central bank may take at its meeting in two weeks in light of the risks and low inflation. He stressed interest-rate policy was not on a preset course and policy makers would make decisions meeting-by-meeting. Officials would assess the risks and will act as appropriate, he added. The Fed has already cut interest rates twice this year "to provide a somewhat more accommodative policy in response to muted inflation pressures and the risks to the outlook," he noted. Clarida's comments represent the last public word from the Fed leadership ahead of the Oct. 29-30 meeting.
5:57 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Dallas Fed's Kaplan says 'agnostic' on need for rate cut in OctoberDallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said Friday that he's not sure whether the central bank should cut rates at its meeting at the end of the month. "I'm going into the meeting open-minded, but I'm agnostic at this point on whether we should be taking action at the October meeting," Kaplan said in comments to reporters after a talk in Washington. Kaplan said he had been a strong proponent of the two rate cuts so far this year but now was open to the idea that the central bank could take some time to assess the economy and the stimulus from those two moves. The Dallas Fed president said that businesses were cutting back on plans due to trade uncertainty but haven't taken the next step of actively cutting back on their workforce. Asked about the market pricing in an 85% chance of a cut by the end of October, Kaplan said it was not his job to do what investors expect. Kaplan said that he had penciled in one more rate cut by the end of 2020 but said this could change. There are downside risks to this forecast, he said. Kaplan is not a voting member of the Fed interest-rate committee this year.
5:28 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
These charts tell us the bull market has a couple of years left to run Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur chart and call of the day from Ciovacco Capital Management’s Chris Ciovacco looks at a batch of historical charts that are pointing to more gains for stocks. That is, if those animal spirits can return.
9:14 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed Beige Book reports ‘slight’ growth in some regions Business downbeat in U.S. Midwest and Great Plains, Fed finds findsThe U.S. economy was barely growing in some regions of the country, according to the Federal Reserve’s anecdotal report on business conditions collected in the Beige Book.
3:22 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Greg Robb
IMF says global economy to grow at slowest pace since 2008 financial crisis Global recession could well materialize, IMF warns The IMF has grown even more pessimistic about the global economy, according to the latest World Economic Outlook, published on Tuesday.
9:00 a.m. Oct. 11, 2019 - By Alessandra Malito
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10:53 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed grew more worried about economy at September meeting, minutes show Several officials pointed to rising probability of a recessionFederal Reserve officials grew more worried about the U.S. economy in September, according to minutes of their meeting released Wednesday.
4:41 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - By Tanner Brown
A brief history of corporate apologies to China The NBA is the latest in a growing list of brands to bow to Beijing’s economic powerThe fallout from the political spat between the U.S. National Basketball Association and China is worsening, as more Chinese brands are pulling sponsorships and vowing to punish the sports league for comments made last week by the Houston Rockets’ general manager.
10:51 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Powell says economic expansion can last, but there are risks Fed will begin increasing size of balance sheet in wake of recent stress in short-term markets, chairman says Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the consensus among his colleagues at the U.S. central bank is that the record-long U.S. economic expansion can be sustained, but there are risks to this optimistic view.
7:00 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Greg Robb
A “Red-Bull fueled” U.S. economy might just power through recession fears Fed’s tools to fight a recession are limited, but fiscal policy has room to helpA U.S. recession isn’t inevitable, even though the trade war with China is hurting economic growth, according to economists at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
5:00 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Corporate debt at risk would rise to $19 trillion in major downturn, IMF saysNew analysis from the International Monetary Fund show that corporate debt "at risk of default" could rise to $19 trillion in a "major" downturn occurs, the new head of the agency said Tuesday. Kristalina Georgieva, who took control of the IMF last month, said this amounts to nearly 40% of the total debt of eight major economies. Prolonged low interest rates come with negative side effects such as an increase in risk-taking by investors broadly around the globe, she said in a speech in Washington, D.C.. Firms are using low rates and building up debt to fund mergers and acquisitions instead of investing. She urged countries to focus more attention on strengthening macroprudential tools.
10:24 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer credit growth weakens a bit in August Credit card borrowing drops after strong rise in JulyConsumer borrowing rose $17.9 billion in August, below the strong $23 billion pace in July, but still above recent trends, the Federal Reserve said Monday
6:54 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed's Kashkari says he's happy central bank is easing, not sure how many more rate cuts are neededMinneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Monday he's happy the central bank has cut interest rates, and remains unsure how many more moves are needed to support the economy. "My message is clear, we should be supporting the economy, not tapping the brakes," Kashkari said during a question-and-answer session at a Native American finance officers conference in Prior Lake, Minn. Looking ahead, "I want to look at the data, how it evolves over the next few months," he said, adding "how much more do we have to cut? I don't know yet." Kashkari, who is not a voting member of the Fed's interest-rate committee, said "the economy appears to be showing more risks, business investment is slowing, the global economy is slowing and inflation continues to come in below our target." Kashkari wanted a half-point cut at the September meeting, but the central bank only followed through with a quarter-point reduction.
3:04 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Recession is more a risk in 2021 than next year, business economists say Panelists put odds of recession starting by mid-2019 at 7% The odds of the next recession are relatively small over the next year but rise markedly by 2021, according to a survey by the National Association for Business Economics released Monday.
6:46 a.m. Oct. 5, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Facebook’s Zuckerberg says he would ‘go to the mat’ over ‘existential’ threat to his business from Elizabeth Warren Showdown between Mark Zuckerberg and Elizabeth Warren, in leaked audio and text - Warren says she’s ‘not afraid’Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he would “go to the mat” and “fight” against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren after her threat to break up his social-media empire.
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