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    Opinion: Democrats' View of the Labor Market is Flat Wrong Opinion: Democrats' View of the Labor Market is Flat Wrong 1:07
    Why Wage Growth Is Slow in a Hot Job Market Why Wage Growth Is Slow in a Hot Job Market 5:01
    Fed Chairman Powell Calls Rate Cut a 'Mid-Cycle Adjustment' Fed Chairman Powell Calls Rate Cut a 'Mid-Cycle Adjustment' 2:20
4:01 a.m. Today - By Alessandra Malito
Social Security is already in trouble — and a payroll-tax cut might only make it worse The Obama administration approved a similar plan in 2011 and 2012 but reimbursed the programThe Obama administration approved a similar plan in 2011 and 2012, but reimbursed the program
10:11 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Sven Henrich
The Federal Reserve’s math problem with interest-rate cuts The central bank may not have enough ammunition at its disposal if the economy sinks into a recessionThe central bank may not have enough ammunition at its disposal if the economy sinks into a recession.
9:14 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - Associated Press
White House claims the ‘fundamentals’ of the U.S. economy are ‘very strong’ There has been a mounting concern that a recession could be coming, thus hurting President Donald Trump’s reelection campaignThere has been a mounting concern that a recession could be coming, thus hurting President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign.
2:39 a.m. Aug. 20, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Stocks could fall another 8% as ‘Trump put’ and ‘Fed put’ expire, says Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson Wilson sees falling hours-worked as a potential crack in the labor marketThe market is preparing for a “bad outcome,” says Morgan Stanley’s Mike Wilson, in an interview.
10:43 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Pierre Briançon
Dancing in the dark: The Bank of England’s rate problem isn’t about to go away And no sympathy from financial marketsEconomic growth in the U.K. is slower than forecast — with gross domestic product even shrinking 0.2% in the second quarter — but inflation is higher than economists expected, at an annual 2% in July.
7:01 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By James Wellemeyer
This 29-year-old just boosted her salary by $22,000 — here’s how she did it Jordan Bradford increased her pay, but in a way that can also be a red flag to employersJordan Bradford increased her pay, but in a way that can also be a red flag to employers.
5:55 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Investors might be disappointed in Fed’s message from Jackson Hole Slew of Fed officials, including Chairman Powell, are talking, but likely won’t back aggressive easing market wantsFederal Reserve communication will dominate the U.S. economic landscape next week.
5:18 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - By Tonya Garcia
What really helped Walmart clean up with earnings — robot ‘associates’ At least six analyst groups raised their price targets on Walmart stockAnalysts say Walmart’s second-quarter earnings show how the company’s focus on various parts of the business came together for growth, including automated floor cleaners.
2:52 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019 - Associated Press
U.S. to enter recession in two years, say a third of business economistsThirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report being released Monday, said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021.
1:49 p.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
The No. 1 job in America with the ‘best career opportunities’ pays $112,000 a year — and it’s not in tech Here’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancementHere’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancement.
4:00 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Retirement Reboot: How to Play Catchup After Being Out of Work Go for the full 401(k) match if your employer offers one. Chip away at any credit-card debt. Consider an investment property. Financial experts offer tips for Americans looking to save for retirement after a period of unemployment.
3:05 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
The No. 1 Job in America with the ‘Best Career Opportunities’ Pays $112,000 a Year — and It’s Not in Tech Here’s one thing to get you out of bed in the morning: a meaningful job with a high possibility of advancement.
2:19 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Even before the Dow’s latest scary ride, millions of Americans were losing sleep over their finances Fears of a recession appear to have shaken investor and consumer confidenceFears of a recession appear to have shaken investor and consumer confidence.
3:47 p.m. Aug. 16, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
The ‘best job in America’ pays over $108,000 a year — and has a high number of openings This analysis is based on median salary, overall job satisfaction and the number of job openingsThis analysis is based on median salary, overall job satisfaction and the number of job openings.
2:12 p.m. Aug. 16, 2019 - Barrons.com
How to Avoid Recession? Cut Rates Like It’s 1995. The economy can survive the yield-curve inversion if the Fed moves quickly enough, writes economics commentator Matthew C. Klein.
6:39 p.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
‘You have to vote for me’ or stock market will crash, Trump says at rally President touts economy, urges taking ‘deranged’ people off the streets at New Hampshire rallyPresident Donald Trump on Thursday sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection.
11:34 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
Why Americans Should Want Less Foreign Investment Some readers took issue to last week’s Economy column that explored an intriguing idea to have the Federal Reserve move the U.S. current account into balance by levying a “market access charge” on foreign purchases of American assets. Here, columnist Matthew C. Klein responds.
7:46 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
Macy’s Stock Is Still Sliding After Earnings. Analysts Don’t Expect a Rebound Anytime Soon. The magic seems to have abandoned Macy’s, as the stock is down for a second day following the department store’s disappointing second-quarter results, and analysts are skeptical.
7:27 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
Urban Outfitters Stock Is Stuck Near 2019 Lows and May Stay There a While Shares of Urban Outfitters fell as an analyst downgraded the stock, saying the apparel retailer doesn’t appear to have revived sales to start the second half of the year. .
6:38 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Jobless claims hit 6-week high of 220,000 Level of U.S. layoffs remain low, but rise in claims bears watchingThe number of people who applied for jobless benefits in early August climbed to a six-week high of 220,000, though the level of U.S. layoffs remains near a post 2008 recession low. Most of the increase appeared to occur in California.
6:29 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales surge in July in a reassuring sign for the U.S. economy Americans spending more than enough to keep economy growing Sales at U.S. retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy posted the biggest increase in July in four months, a sign Americans are still confident in the economy even as headwinds pick up. Retail sales increased 0.7% last month.
5:47 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Forget the yield curve, here’s who will prevent the U.S. from entering a recession Critical information for the U.S. trading day Investors and markets need to stop obsessing about the inverted yield curve and its power to predict a recession, says our call of the day from economist Bernard Baumohl.
2:50 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - By Chris Matthews
Trump tariff delay is a nod to the U.S. consumer — the only engine powering the global economy Delay designed to avoid politically-damaging rise in consumer prices ahead of the holiday seasonInvestors should not interpret Trump’s tariff delay as an easing of trade tensions, but a nod to the importance of the U.S. consumer
9:57 p.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - MarketWatch
Australia job market defies economic slowdownSYDNEY--Australia's labor market continued to defy signs of a slowdown in the economy, with more than 41,000 jobs created in July. Still, the unemployment rate was unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 5.2% in July as more people looked for work. Economists had expected an unemployment rate of 5.2%. The number of people employed rose by 41,100, compared with an expected 14,000 rise, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.
7:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets retreat on global recession fears Nikkei, Hang Seng, Shanghai indexes rise from session lowsAsian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following Wall Street’s worst day of the year amid signals of recession.
12:09 p.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - By Sunny Oh
5 things investors need to know about an inverted yield curve The 10-year yield fell below the 2-year yield for the first time since June 2007The main measure of the yield curve briefly inverts Wednesday, underlining investor worries over a potential recession.
9:42 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Wall Street and the Fed watch and worry as they sweat out next Trump move on China U.S. economy still growing solidly, but trade war raises the stakesThe waiting, rock star Tom Petty once sang, is the hardest part. But that’s what anxious investors will have to do. Wait for President Trump’s next move - or tweet - in the China trade fight.
9:04 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - By Greg Robb
Fed not on red-alert after yield-curve inversion Officials will wait until closer to Sept. 17-18 meeting to decide course of actionThe Federal Reserve will not switch into recession fighting mode, meaning swift interest rate cuts, even though the main measure of the yield curve inverted briefly Wednesday.
7:35 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - Barrons.com
Macy’s Is Dragging Retail Stocks Lower as Worries About Trade and a Recession Loom Disappointing results from Macy’s reignited fresh worries about the health of much of the sector with legacy brands still trying to find their footing in the new retail landscape.
2:00 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019 - Barrons.com
Macy’s, J.C. Penney Earnings Come Amid Department Store Declines Department-store earnings are on their way this week, but after big double-digit declines for major players in the sector, many investors likely won’t have high hopes for the reports.
12:25 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Alejandro Giammattei easily wins runoff in Guatemala’s presidential election Giammattei had about 59% of votes, compared to about 41% for the former first lady Sandra TorresGiammattei had about 59% of votes, compared to about 41% for the former first lady Sandra Torres.
12:37 a.m. Aug. 13, 2019 - By Steve Goldstein
U.K. unemployment edges up to 3.9% as 28,000 file for jobless claimsUnemployment in the three months to June rose a tenth to 3.9%, . The number of jobless claimants rose 28,000, while average weekly earnings including bonuses were up 3.7%. Economists were expecting a 3.8% unemployment rate, a 20,000 rise in claimants and 3.7% wage growth, according to a Factset-compiled consensus.
7:46 p.m. Aug. 11, 2019 - Associated Press
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala’s presidential runoff Low voter turnout in country wracked by corruptionConservative Alejandro Giammattei headed for an easy victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff election, garnering favor with Guatemalan voters for his get-tough approach on crime and socially conservative values.
8:52 a.m. Aug. 11, 2019 - By James Wellemeyer
The grim reality of millennials who rely on their parents for money: ‘I pay for lunch at work, and I pay for my Netflix account’ Why it’s time to cut millennials some slack over their financial dependence on their parents Why it’s time to cut millennials some slack for being financially dependent on their parents.
7:50 a.m. Aug. 11, 2019 - By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Trump’s mismanagement of the economy is monumental The economy is supposed to be booming, but it takes more and more stimulus to keep it goingDonald Trump promised to get the trade deficit down, but his profound lack of understanding of economics has led to it increasing, just as most economists predicted it would.
10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 2019 - By Jeffry Bartash
Trump puts China in the cross hairs, riles up Wall Street and backs the Fed into a corner Trump’s latest China tariff threat not without cost to U.S. economyWashington used to be a quiet place in August and Wall Street took a siesta, but Donald Trump has changed all that. China is in the cross-hairs again, the Federal Reserve is under the gun — and investors are in a panic.
7:36 p.m. Aug. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
8 Stocks for a Really Strange Market With the world’s debt exceeding 320% of its economic output, growth looking weak, and central banks getting creative, there could be more oddities to come. Yet the path for investors through this bizarre landscape is straightforward.
3:19 p.m. Aug. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
How This Bull Market Will End The collapse of interest rates worldwide to zero and below suggests a financial world that is dark and cold. Yet the plunge in bond yields to historic lows correspondingly results in high values for many assets.
7:34 p.m. Aug. 8, 2019 - By Marketwatch
Asian markets mixed as Japan’s GDP beats forecast, China’s yuan remains stable Nikkei gains, but Hang Seng gives up early gainsAsian markets were mixed in early trading Friday after encouraging economic news from Japan and China.
12:32 p.m. Aug. 8, 2019 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes 371 points higher; S&P 500 and Nasdaq end back in the black for the week All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in positive territory, led by a 2.9% surge in energy stocks, and a 2.4% rally in information techU.S. stock benchmarks on Thursday finished at their best levels of the session as jitters over a potential trade and currency clash between Beijing and Washington gave way to greed for beaten-down assets.
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