Economic Policy

Hungary touts family policies as alternative to immigration

Sep 5, 2019

Hungary's prime minister says low birth rates and falling population figures must be boosted by economic incentives to families, not immigration

US trade gap fell 2.7% in July including the gap with China

Sep 4, 2019

US trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new tariff hikes

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes

Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

Sep 2, 2019

Surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand weak amid tariff war with Washington over trade and technology

In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

Sep 1, 2019

Americans are facing potentially higher prices for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items now that the U.S. and China have put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods

TVs to shoes: This time consumers face pain of Trump tariffs

Aug 30, 2019

TVs to shoes: Spared no longer, US consumers this time face pain from Trump's China tariffs

Brexit escalation raises alarm for ailing European economy

Aug 29, 2019

Europe's Brexit drama is hurtling toward a new climax, threatening to sow chaos for businesses just as a large part of the continent is sliding toward recession

The Latest: Macron regrets Brazil rejection of Amazon aid

Aug 27, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron is shrugging off Brazil's rejection of international aid to fight Amazon wildfires, saying the money is aimed at nine countries in the region and is a sign of friendship _ not "aggressiveness."

The Latest: WH says no secret first lady-Kim Jong Un meeting

Aug 26, 2019

No, first lady Melania Trump hasn't had any secret meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Pence promoting conservative congressman in South Carolina

Aug 26, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is advocating for Trump administration trade policy and raising money for one of South Carolina's most conservative lawmakers