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Tag: U.S. economy


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Jobless claims rise slightly to 214,000 in mid-October, but remain near a 50-year low

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of unemployed workers who applied for jobless benefits in the second week of October rose slightly, but layoffs nationwide remained near a 50-year low and showed no sign of rising despite a slowdown in the U.S. […]


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Recession concerns should be eased now that the yield curve no longer is inverted since it has been a reliable bond-market harbinger of past economic downturns. And yet, market participants are divided on whether a recent steepening of the curve […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, raising fears that a slowdown in the American manufacturing sector could be starting to bleed into the consumer side of the economy. The Commerce Department said on […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. job openings fall in August to a 18 month low as hiring and the economy slow

October 9, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The number of job openings nationwide fell in August for the third straight month and hit a one-and-a-half-year low, coinciding with a decline in hiring that’s taken place against the backdrop of a slowing U.S. economy. Job openings […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Economists warn the risk of recession is rising because of Trump’s trade war

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC

The risk of a recession is rising, and the main threat to the economy is the Trump administration’s trade war, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics. “The rise in protectionism, pervasive trade policy […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Stocks rise after modest job gains, unemployment falls to 50-year low

October 4, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks rose at the start of trade Friday, reversing losses in premarket trade, after the Labor Department estimated that the American economy added 136,000 jobs in August, enough to let the unemployment rate to fall to a 50-year low […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Credit Suisse has a word to describe this sluggish economy — a ‘semi-recession’

October 3, 2019

Via: CNBC

Investors and economists are chasing a moving target of strong and weak economic data, making it increasingly confusing what the state of the economy really is. Credit Suisse said weak manufacturing data accompanied by healthy economic data elsewhere lands the […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Second-quarter U.S. GDP left at 2%, slower economic growth seen persisting

September 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The numbers: The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the second quarter, updated figures confirm, and is slow growth is expected to persist through the end of the year largely because of the festering trade fight with China. Gross domestic […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Bullard says the end of an era of free trade is imperiling the U.S. economy

September 24, 2019

Via: Market Watch

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Monday said the U.S. economy is at risk because the 75-year old era of free trade, which has helped domestic companies prosper globally, is ending. The global economy is “going to have to […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

US weekly jobless claims rise less than expected

September 19, 2019

Via: CNBC

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions that should continue to support a moderately growing economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a […]