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7:15 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Federal Reserve and global central banks have reached a ‘tipping point’, amplifying stock-market uncertainty ‘Outside of trade talks, there is nothing more relevant than the Fed,’ says Peter Boockvar What’s left for the Federal Reserve to do at its rate-setting gathering next week now the U.S.’s main stock indexes are on the cusp of records again ?
6:34 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Trump wants even lower interest rates: What that would mean for your retirement savings What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar? What message would that send about the value of the U.S. dollar?
12:47 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Peter Morici
How to win the trade war with China Trump will have to hit Xi a lot harder to get resultsThe White House says the U.S. is winning the trade war with China, but Beijing is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, writes Peter Morici.
12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the worldPaper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.
8:56 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
This city’s real-estate market is the least likely to tank during the next recession If investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home pricesIf investors have flocked to your town, keep a close eye on home prices.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Things are looking up for the economy, but you can’t get too cozy in the Trump era China trade war truce, interest rate cut could prop up economyThe U.S. and China are trying to tone down trade tensions, the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates and Americans are still spending plenty of money. So all is well again with the U.S. economy, right? Not so fast.
7:48 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Absolutely no economic reason for a recession, but ‘we’ll probably have one anyway’ Political risks may push us over the edge, says award-winning forecaster Lou CrandallLou Crandall, chief economist at Wrightson ICAP and the winner of MarketWatch’s Forecaster of the Month contest, says the economy is OK, but political risks could cause a recession by the end of next year.
7:32 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
The cost of Trump keeps rising almost daily How much have presidential tweets, threats and policies taken from your wallet?President Donald Trump’s tweets cost you money, but the effect thankfully is only temporary.
6:46 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Dear Mr. President, why is it a good thing if a 10-year Treasury note is worth less than a bag of dirt? Economists don’t think Trump grasps that negative rates are a sign of economic weaknessPresident Donald Trump’s call for the Fed to push its benchmark interest rates into negative territory shows he doesn’t understand that ultra-low rates are a sign of trouble, economists say.
6:13 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jonathan Burton
Workers would get dividends and voting power under this radical profit sharing idea Dividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widensDividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widens.
5:47 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
President Trump is calling for negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?Would zero or negative interest rates help American home buyers?
5:05 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019 - By Greg Robb
3 things to watch as Fed meets on interest rates next week With quarter-point rate-cut widely expected, Fed watchers hunt for clues about what comes nextHere are 3 things to watch at next week’s Fed interest-rate committee meeting.
8:23 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Global growth may soar and investors aren’t ready, says Morgan Stanley Critical information for the U.S. trading dayAndrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, who says the global economy may be about to surprise the world and investors are not ready for it.
12:22 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow ekes out 8th straight gain as stocks remain in striking distance of record highs U.S. consumers spend more, U.S. China trade tensions easeU.S. stocks close mostly lower but the Dow makes an 8th straight gains as Sino-American trade tensions ease and central banks support risk taking with easy money.
11:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil logs a weekly loss amid worries about rise in suppliesOil futures finish lower on Friday, with both U.S. and international benchmark crude posting sizable weekly falls as worries about the prospect of rising inventories appeared to overshadow a U.S.-China tariff detente.
9:40 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Nikki Haley blasts government’s budget deficit: ‘We don’t have an endless bank account’ As the federal government’s budget deficit tops $1 trillion, the former Trump administration official says: ‘This can’t continue’Count Republican Nikki Haley among those saying they’re worried about runaway spending in Washington, D.C.
9:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. Treasury yields on pace to see biggest weekly surge in years Bond-market selloff continues to gain traction FridayU.S. government bond are on track to see their biggest selloff in several years.
7:34 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. consumer sentiment rebounds modestly in September Survey finds neither recession nor a rebound in spending is anticipated in the year aheadThe University of Michigan said its consumer-sentiment index rebounded in September to a reading of 92 from a three-year low of 89.8 in August.
6:38 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Import prices drop again after oil prices fall, U.S. farmers also suffer from price declines U.S. import price index declines 0.5% in AugustThe cost of imported goods fell sharply in August owing to a decline in petroleum prices, indicating the U.S. is facing little price pressures from abroad.
6:25 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales get big lift from auto purchases as consumers drive U.S. economy forward U.S. retail sales rise 0.4% in August, but sale flat minus autosU.S. retail sales got a big boost in August from purchases of new autos and building supplies, but most other stores reported weak or declining receipts in a sign that consumers trimmed spending toward the end of summer.
6:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. business inventories climb 0.4% in JulyWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Business inventories in the U.S. rose 0.4% in July after no change in the prior month, the Commerce Department said Friday. Sales rose 0.3% in the month. The ratio of inventories to sales, meanwhile, was flat at 1.40. That's how many months it would take to sell all the inventory on hand. One year ago, the inventory-to-sales ratio was 1.35. An increase in inventories adds to gross domestic product while a decrease subtracts from it.
4:47 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Rex Nutting
Trump puts his own financial interests first when he badgers the Fed to cut interest rates to zero The president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest ratesThe president is ‘talking his book,’ neglecting to mention that he would save millions of dollars with lower interest rates.
3:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - Associated Press
China to lift punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans, porkChina will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, in a possible goodwill gesture ahead of negotiations.
1:18 a.m. Sept. 13, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
European banks continue to rally after ECB cutEuropean banks advanced on Friday, continuing a rally as the European Central Bank took steps to improve the domestic economy while make it less painful to lenders.
12:40 p.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in OctoberThe Dow marks its longest win streak in more than a year Thursday, after the European Central Bank’s announced fresh stimulus measures.
10:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. budget deficit in August totals $200 billion, on track to post nearly $1 trillion gap in 2019 U.S. budget deficit poised to hit seven-year high in fiscal 2019The federal government posted a budget deficit of $200 billion in August, keeping the U.S. on track to post a nearly $1 trillion gap in 2019.
10:39 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold tallies a back-to-back gain after ECB unleashes basket of easy-money measures Palladium futures settle at a recordGold futures mark a second consecutive gain Thursday after the European Central Bank cut key eurozone interest rates and delivered a batch of measures intended to punch up the region’s sluggish economy — bullish moves for bullion.
10:22 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jacob Passy
Mortgage rates have jumped this week — but could they one day fall to zero? President Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t necessarily be a boon for housingPresident Trump has called for negative interest rates — but that wouldn’t be a boon for housing necessarily.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Senate confirms Bowman to 14-year term on Fed’s board Former Kansas regulator holds community banker seat on central bankThe Senate on Thursday confirmed Fed Gov Michelle Bowman to a full 14-year term on the central bank’s board of governors.
8:58 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William Watts
ECB cuts key rate, relaunches QE to shore up eurozone economy Euro dips to 2-year low versus U.S. dollar after ECB move, then recoversThe European Central Bank delves deep into its toolbox, cutting its deposit rate further into negative territory, launching a new round of monthly bond purchases and taking other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy.
7:37 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
U.S. wants to make progress in solving China trade dispute: Mnuchin Both sides show willingness to shift tactics ahead of October meeting, but analysts doubt a deal will be cut soon Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the U.S. wants to make meaningful progress in talks with Chinese officials on the on-going trade dispute.
6:51 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
Gundlach: There will be no U.S.-China trade dealJeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine, said Thursday there will be no trade deal between the U.S. and China before the presidential election. At a presentation in London, Gundlach said President Trump is the "irresistible force" but that China has every incentive to attempt to wait out his presidency. Trump won't do a deal without intellectual property being addressed while China can't do such a deal, he said. Speaking about negative-yielding debt, Gundlach said it is only central banks or regulated pension and insurance funds that own the securities.
6:46 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
U.S. jobless claims fall to nearly 5-month low of 204,000 around Labor Day holiday Strong labor market weathering slowdown in U.S. economyThe number of people who applied for unemployment benefits around Labor Day fell sharply to a nearly five-month low of 204,000, an extremely low reading that was likely exaggerated by the holiday and possibly Hurricane Dorian.
6:42 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Cheaper gas puts a cap on consumer prices in August, but inflation appears to be rising, CPI shows Underlying inflation climbs to 13-month high of 2.4%Cheaper gasoline kept consumer U.S. inflation in check in August, but rising costs for staples such as health care and housing pointed to a buildup in price pressures after a prolonged lull.
5:45 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Trump complains ECB rate cut will hurt U.S. and Mnuchin doesn’t disagree U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S. wants ‘stable’ dollarPresident Donald Trump reacted quickly and negatively to Thursday’s ECB interest rate cut and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in a subsequent TV interview, didn’t disagree.
5:30 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Ignore this data at your peril — it’s pointing to a recession: Société Générale’s Albert Edwards Whole U.S. economy profits data looks ‘extremely anemic’ Société Générale’s known bear, Albert Edwards, was schooling clients Thursday on an often overlooked set of U.S. government numbers that reveal profits of all companies, including unlisted ones. It’s not good, he says.
5:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By William L. Watts
Draghi to Trump: ECB policy makers 'do not target the exchange rate, period'European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday responded to that said the central bank had introduced a sweeping new stimulus plan in a successful bid to weaken the euro versus the U.S. dollar. Asked about the tweet in a news conference following the ECB's policy decision, Draghi said: "We do not target the exchange rate, period." The euro fell versus the dollar, hitting a two-year low, after the ECB pushed its key interest rate further into negative territory, announced the relaunch of its bond-buying program and took other steps to stimulate a flagging eurozone economy. In a tweet, Trump said the ECB was "trying, and succeeding, in depreciating the Euro against the VERY strong Dollar, hurting U.S. exports." Trump repeated his criticism of the U.S. monetary policy makers, saying the Fed "sits, and sits, and sits. They get paid to borrow money, while we are paying interest!"
4:21 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Europe stocks rise as ECB cuts rates, launches fresh bond-buying program InBev, British American Tobacco among big moversEuropean stocks move higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivers fresh stimulus in the form of a deposit-rate cut and fresh asset buying plans.
1:29 a.m. Sept. 12, 2019 - By Sarah Sloat
Germany’s Ifo Institute cuts growth outlook, warns of recession risksFor 2019, Ifo now expects growth of 0.5% compared with a previous forecast of 0.6%. For 2020, the economic institute slashed its growth forecast to 1.2% from 1.7%.
11:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
The ECB decision is coming — here’s what to expect ECB rate cut expected to be announced ThursdayIf there’s one thing that observers agree on with respect to Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting, it’s that the central bank will announcing a series of loosening measures that won’t really make much of a difference to the struggling European economy.
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