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US Fed cuts interest rates but gives mixed signals on next move

The rate cut fell short of the more aggressive reduction in borrowing costs that Trump had demanded from Fed officials.

US Fed cuts interest rates but gives mixed signals on next move

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Trump demands negative interest rates from Fed 'boneheads'

US president jawbones politically independent central bank on Twitter to push rates even below zero, in apparent shift.

Trump demands negative interest rates from Fed 'boneheads'

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US manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

The rate of production growth was among the slowest seen in over three years.

US manufacturing contracts for first time in three years

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US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

Central bank chief Jerome Powell promises at Jackson Hole gathering to 'act as appropriate’ in sustaining expansion.

US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

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Propelled by Fed rate cut, US existing home sales rise

As the central bank proceeds with a policy of monetary easing, the housing market appears to be picking up momentum.

Propelled by Fed rate cut, US existing home sales rise

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US Fed expected to seek another cut despite solid economic growth

US economic data shows robust consumer spending in July, despite escalation in US-China trade war.

US Fed expected to seek another cut despite solid economic growth

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Making money war: Will Trump 'manipulate' the overvalued dollar?

The White House is seeking the best way to stimulate the US economy and win the escalating trade fight with China.

Making money war: Will Trump 'manipulate' the overvalued dollar?

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Does the inverted yield curve mean a US recession is coming?

As inversion reaches deepest level since early 2007, some economists are sounding alarm bells about an imminent crash.

Does the inverted yield curve mean a US recession is coming?

Counting the Cost

What's the cost of piracy in West African waters?

The Gulf of Guinea has turned into one of the world's most notorious piracy hotspots. Plus, why's the gold price rising?

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US job growth slows as unemployment rate holds steady

As trade war with China dents the economy, new data make Fed more likely to cut interest rates again next month. 



US job growth slows as unemployment rate holds steady

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Bloated budget: Will 'fiscal pickle' stimulate US economy?

United in deeming Phillips curve 'dead', both Trump's adviser and AOC want to run big deficits to prolong the expansion.

Bloated budget: Will 'fiscal pickle' stimulate US economy?

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US Fed cuts interest rates as expected, leaves door open for more

United States central bank reduces borrowing costs slightly, in face of global economic slowdown.

US Fed cuts interest rates as expected, leaves door open for more

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Global markets on edge as US-China trade talks resume in Shanghai

President Donald Trump lashed out against China, saying tougher trade terms are a possibility should he be reelected.

Global markets on edge as US-China trade talks resume in Shanghai

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Why is the Federal Reserve likely cutting interest rates?

US central bank is widely expected to reduce its benchmark federal funds rate at Wednesday's pivotal meeting.

Why is the Federal Reserve likely cutting interest rates?

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The US economy is doing better than expected

Consumer spending helped the world's biggest economy grow more than experts had projected for the second quarter.

The US economy is doing better than expected