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Consumer-sentiment readings are declining, and more Americans rate President Trump’s economic policies poorly, as the impasse in Washington drags on.
Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the future versus the present.
Popular definitions for “bear markets” aren’t scientifically based, the economist Robert Shiller says, yet they can contribute to downward spirals.
At a time when many needy families lacked adequate nutrition, Kelley helped develop a program to improve the well being of Americans. Today, more than 38 million people receive food stamps.
Federal work is an anchor in many local economies, offering security and benefits increasingly rare in the private sector and a route to the middle class.
The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown’s drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.
Stephen B. Burke, the chief executive of NBCUniversal, put Jeff Shell in charge of the company’s Hollywood operations, while Mark Lazarus will oversee its TV assets.
At the economics profession’s largest annual gathering, women said sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying were pushing them to the sidelines or out of the field altogether.
Fed minutes and comments by officials signal that the central bank will not raise rates at its next meeting, in January, and is unlikely to do so at the following meeting, in March.
Beijing’s proposed concessions may help both sides, but may not alleviate the tensions fueling its economic conflict with the United States.
Some venture capitalists are rooting for a market dip to calm Silicon Valley’s overheated start-up scene.
If Walmart, Lowe’s and other companies win their property tax appeals, homeowners and small businesses will have to pay more or live with smaller town budgets.
The Chinese central bank’s move is intended to send a signal that Beijing is ready to stem a slowdown that has darkened the global outlook.
A December gain of 312,000 jobs sent stocks up more than 3 percent, and the Federal Reserve chairman offered soothing words on the central bank’s plans.
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, also said that if asked to resign by President Trump, he would refuse.
The industry sold more than 17 million vehicles for the fourth straight year. But it is relying more on fleet sales, and economic winds are not favorable.
Even as Facebook, Google and others confronted challenges in 2018, their ambitions were undimmed. After all, so much of life remains undisrupted.