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Strong Economy Draws Women into U.S. Labor Force

Strong Economy Draws Women into U.S. Labor Force

For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline, […]

Fed Minutes Point to Continued, Gradual Interest-Rate Increases

Fed Minutes Point to Continued, Gradual Interest-Rate Increases

Federal Reserve officials signaled they see a strong economy justifying continued interest-rate increases and said they will watch for evidence […]

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled Slightly in Early October

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Cooled Slightly in Early October

A measure of economic confidence among American households edged down in early October but remained at a high level. David […]

U.S. Tariffs on China Aren’t a Short-Term Strategy

U.S. Tariffs on China Aren’t a Short-Term Strategy

Tariffs aren’t simply a negotiating tactic for the U.S., but a way to change economic incentives. Using tariffs to make […]

Auto Makers Consider Shifting More Manufacturing to North America

Auto Makers Consider Shifting More Manufacturing to North America

Within days of the U.S. and Canada reaching a pact to replace the roughly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, […]

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969

The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% from 3.9% in August, the lowest rate since December 1969, the Labor Department said […]

Consumers Drive the Economy, Stock Market Higher

Consumers Drive the Economy, Stock Market Higher

Consumer confidence in the economy climbed to an 18-year high in September. Discretionary stocks are outperforming the broader U.S. stock […]

House Passes Extension of Individual Tax Cuts

House Passes Extension of Individual Tax Cuts

House Republicans passed a $631 billion dollar extension of the tax cuts they enacted in 2017. The legislation passed on […]

Big Storms Leave Small Marks on the U.S. Economy

Big Storms Leave Small Marks on the U.S. Economy

Hurricane Florence caused massive devastation to the American coastline. However, the storm’s destructive path left little imprint on the nation’s […]

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low for Third Straight Week

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low for Third Straight Week

The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell to a 49-year low for the third straight week. […]