Economic Policy

Powell Fed raises as many questions as answers with rate cut

Aug 1, 2019

Fed cuts its key short-term rate in its first such move in more than decade

The Latest: Harris says Trump 'needs to be held accountable'

Aug 1, 2019

California Sen. Kamala Harris says President Donald Trump "needs to be held accountable"

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Jul 31, 2019

Stocks fell and bond yields rose after the Federal Reserve lowered its key interest rate for the first time in a decade but left investors feeling uncertain about the likelihood of further cuts

Chinese billionaire indicted in US aluminum import scheme

Jul 31, 2019

A Chinese billionaire has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs

US says new round of talks with China were 'constructive'

Jul 31, 2019

The White House says U.S. and Chinese envoys have held "constructive" trade talks

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Jul 30, 2019

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve at end of Wednesday's meeting

German court upholds EU-level banking watchdog

Jul 30, 2019

Germany's constitutional court has upheld a new system of bank supervision at the European level aimed at preventing financial crises and expensive taxpayer bailouts

US stocks slip ahead of key Fed meeting, busy earnings week

Jul 29, 2019

Stocks are headed lower in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street, placing the market on track to give back some of its gains after reaching new highs last week

Markets await Fed news; UK stocks surge as pound struggles

Jul 29, 2019

Global stock markets generally traded in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited developments in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Jul 29, 2019

Two months after U.S.-Chinese trade talks broke down, both sides are trying to temper hopes for a breakthrough when negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war resume Tuesday facing even more disputes