Total National Debt as of 07/17/2018 (source)
IMF Still Expects Global Economy to Grow 3.9% This Year

IMF Still Expects Global Economy to Grow 3.9% This Year

Despite months of negative headlines—from escalating trade conflicts to European political turmoil to emerging-market currency declines—global economic growth has remained robust. […]

Investors Bet on Higher Rates as U.S. Inflation Firms

Investors Bet on Higher Rates as U.S. Inflation Firms

Investors are bracing for a period of consistently higher inflation, lifting bets that the Federal Reserve will deliver a fourth […]

Rising Gas Prices Raise Concerns for U.S. Economy

Rising Gas Prices Raise Concerns for U.S. Economy

With wages in the U.S. climbing, Americans have so far been able to weather the higher prices. But analysts say […]

With Stock Market in Lull, Investors Pin Hopes on Earnings Boom

With Stock Market in Lull, Investors Pin Hopes on Earnings Boom

Corporate earnings are poised to extend a run of double-digit growth in the second quarter, providing a balm for a […]

U.S. Exporters Will Be a Surprise Loser From Tariff Fight

U.S. Exporters Will Be a Surprise Loser From Tariff Fight

U.S. exports grew relatively strongly in the spring, in part due to soybeans, but that increase may have been temporary, […]

Why July Is a Risky Month for Drug Price Backlash

Why July Is a Risky Month for Drug Price Backlash

Less than two months after its unveiling, President Donald Trump’s plan to lower prescription drug prices is up for a big […]

Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Business

Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Business

Mounting trade disputes, spurred by U.S. threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and tariffs on billions […]

Today in Trade

Today in Trade

US Q1 GDP growth revised down to 2.0% from 2.2%; Wall Street makes sluggish start. Trump drops new restrictions on […]

CBO Projects Federal Debt Could Rise to a Historic 152% of GDP by 2048

CBO Projects Federal Debt Could Rise to a Historic 152% of GDP by 2048

A new report released by the Congressional Budget Office projects that the federal debt could be as high as one […]

Rising Oil Prices Pump Up Prospects for Permian Basin Towns

Rising Oil Prices Pump Up Prospects for Permian Basin Towns

Oil-producing regions of the U.S. are surging now that America is pumping record volumes of crude—10.9 million barrels a day […]