Total National Debt as of 12/15/2018 (source)
Trump Pleased With Fed Chairman’s Speech on Rates, Says Mnuchin

Trump Pleased With Fed Chairman’s Speech on Rates, Says Mnuchin

President Trump was pleased with a speech last week by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in which he said interest […]

U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace Nafta

U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace Nafta

U.S., Mexico, and Canada took a step on Friday toward easing commercial tensions in the region, as leaders of the […]

Second-Tier Cities Boast First-Rate Job Figures

Second-Tier Cities Boast First-Rate Job Figures

The New York and Washington regions were the big winners in Amazon.com Inc.’s contest for its new headquarters project, leaving […]

Fed’s Jerome Powell Says U.S. Economy Is in “Good Shape”

Fed’s Jerome Powell Says U.S. Economy Is in “Good Shape”

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered another upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy, stating the economy is in “good shape, […]

U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October

U.S. Industrial Production Edged Up in October

U.S. industrial output ticked up in October, as ramped up factory production offset declines in mining and utilities output. Industrial […]

No boom, no bust in US housing

No boom, no bust in US housing

One of the most dramatic features of the US stock market this year has been the collapse in homebuilder shares. […]

U.S. Producer Prices Surged in October

U.S. Producer Prices Surged in October

A gauge of U.S. business prices surged in October, but the increase was likely a temporary bulge driven by companies […]

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals More Rate Increases Ahead

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals More Rate Increases Ahead

The Federal Reserve held short-term interest rates steady Thursday and offered a mostly upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy, suggesting […]

Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans by More Than One Million in September

Job Openings Outnumbered Unemployed Americans by More Than One Million in September

Unfilled jobs in the U.S. exceeded the number of unemployed Americans by more than one million as the summer came […]

Service-Sector Activity Cools Slightly in October

Service-Sector Activity Cools Slightly in October

Service-sector activity across the U.S. pulled back slightly in October but remained at a level indicative of steady economic growth, […]