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CNBC Economy
Dec 06, 2019

Jobs growth soars in November as payrolls surge by 266,000
Those totals easily beat the Wall Street consensus. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for job growth of 187,000.

CNBC Economy
Dec 06, 2019

Biden says Trump's pressure on the Federal Reserve is an abuse of power
"It's his way of abusing power across the board. It's a big mistake," Biden said of Trump's attacks on the Fed.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

US trade deficit drops in October to lowest level in more than a year
The U.S. trade deficit fell in October to its lowest level in more than a year as exports and imports both slid for the month.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

The US cities where robots are impacting jobs the most
The use of robots in the workplace has more than doubled since the Great Recession. Here are the workers most impacted by the change.

CNBC Economy
Dec 05, 2019

US weekly jobless claims drop to seven-month low
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, suggesting the labor market remains solid even as the economy is slowing.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Job growth is slowing in the trade war, but that may not be clear in Friday's payroll data
The feeble ADP payroll report raises worries that the government's data on Friday may not be as strong as expected.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

US service sector slows more than expected in November
U.S. services sector activity slowed more than expected in November amid lingering concerns about trade tensions and worker shortages.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Private payrolls growth tumbles in November as jobs market is 'losing its shine'
The big miss could call into question the relatively rosy estimates for Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Weekly mortgage applications drop 9% as refinances pull back
The combination of a holiday week and a stagnant mortgage rate environment kept borrowers away from their lenders last week.

CNBC Economy
Dec 04, 2019

Next year will be hard on the housing market, especially in these big cities
Prices will fall in a quarter of the 100 largest metropolitan markets, including Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco.

CNBC Economy
Dec 02, 2019

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal
Small business confidence rebounded in the fourth quarter from an all-time low as business owners across the country express more optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal, according to the Q4 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall, though numbers show some softening in the labor market
The underlying trend suggested some softening in labor market conditions.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US durable goods orders rebound in October, rising 0.6%
American manufacturing has been hurt by a trade war with China and a slowing global economy. Overall October orders were better than economists had expected.

CNBC Economy
Nov 27, 2019

US economy grew at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the third quarter
U.S. third-quarter gross domestic product was expected to remain unrevised from its preliminary reading at 1.9%, down slightly from the 2% pace in the second quarter.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

Fed's Brainard argues for capping interest rate levels during the next downturn
Brainard suggested using Treasury purchases to limit how high short- and medium-term government bond yields can rise.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

US new home sales fall in October; September revised higher
The overall housing market remains supported by lower mortgage rates.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

US consumer confidence falls for fourth consecutive month
Consumer confidence dipped for a fourth straight month in November as economic conditions weaken towards the end of 2019.

CNBC Economy
Nov 26, 2019

Home price gains accelerate in September, S&P Case-Shiller Index says
On a national level, prices rose 3.2% annually in September, up from a 3.1% gain in August, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.

CNBC Economy
Nov 22, 2019

US consumer sentiment comes in higher than expected for November
The University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment climbed to 96.8 from 95.5 last month.

CNBC Economy
Nov 22, 2019

US consumer sentiment unexpectedly rises in November
Consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in November, according to data released Friday by the University of Michigan.

CNBC Economy
Nov 21, 2019

US weekly jobless claims unchanged at five-month high
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week.

CNBC Economy
Nov 19, 2019

US housing starts rebound; building permits at highest level in over 12 years
U.S. homebuilding rebounded in October and permits for future home construction jumped to a more than 12-year high.

CNBC Economy
Nov 07, 2019

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 in the most recent week, down slightly from the 218,000 reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Nov 06, 2019

US productivity drops by most since the fourth quarter of 2015
American workers were unexpectedly less productive during the third quarter, with growth in their output failing to keep up with hours worked.

CNBC Economy
Nov 05, 2019

US services companies growth rebounds in October
Measures of sales, new orders and employment all rebounded from the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Nov 05, 2019

The trade deficit got smaller in September as the US and China work toward tariff truce
The U.S. international trade deficit was forecast to narrow to $52.20 billion in September from $55 billion in August, according to economists polled by Dow Jones.

CNBC Economy
Nov 04, 2019

China presses Trump to remove more tariffs in 'phase one' trade deal
The fate of the Dec. 15 China tariffs is being considered as part of negotiations and a potential signing trip this month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

US GDP rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in the third quarter as consumers continued to spend
The growth in GDP was slightly slower than in the second quarter as business investment declined.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

US GDP rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in the third quarter as the consumer continued to spend
U.S. GDP grew faster than expected in the third quarter, but slowed slightly from the second quarter as business investment declined.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

Private payrolls increase by 125,000 in October, topping expectations
Private payrolls grew at a faster-than-expected pace in October, but the solid growth was offset by a sharp downward revision for the previous month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 30, 2019

Weekly mortgage demand is flat as interest rates hit the highest level in 3 months
Mortgage rates moved to their highest level in nearly three months last week, giving homeowners little incentive to refinance their home loans

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Third-quarter economic growth is expected to be a tepid 1.6%, but markets could look past it
Third quarter growth is expected to come in at a weakish 1.6%, with the biggest hits from slowing business investment.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

The Fed is expected to cut rates, but how Powell discusses the next move could rattle markets
The Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates on Wednesday, but what it says about future moves could have a big impact on markets.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

US consumer confidence dips in October, misses expectations
U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as worries over business conditions and employment prospects ticked up.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Pending home sales rise 1.5% in September, thanks to lower mortgage rates
Pending home sales, which measure signed contracts to buy existing homes, rose for the second straight months. Realtors credit low mortgage rates, despite sky high prices.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Home price gains heat up in August but lag in major markets: S&P Case-Shiller index says
Home prices rose 3.2% in August, up from the 3.1% gain in July, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

CNBC Economy
Oct 29, 2019

Fed to cut rates again, but other economic concerns are emerging ahead of election: CNBC survey
The latest CNBC Fed Survey finds concerns over recession, monetary policy and worries about future economic policy.

CNBC Economy
Oct 24, 2019

US durable goods orders fall 1.1% in September
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September
U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

US weekly jobless claims rise modestly
The weekly jobless claims data suggested the labor market continues to tighten despite slowing hiring and economic growth.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

US housing starts fall from a 12-year high
U.S. homebuilding tumbled from a more than a 12-year high in September, but single-family home construction rose for a fourth straight month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 17, 2019

Morgan Stanley shares surge after bank beats expectations on trading, advisory results
Chief Executive Officer James Gorman has helped to diversify Morgan Stanley away from trading and advisory businesses with his emphasis on wealth management.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

Fed's Evans says no more rate cuts are needed through 2020
The Chicago Fed president says that policy is probably appropriate given an economy that is softening but still in good shape.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

US retail sales unexpectedly decline in a sign that consumer economy could be cracking
Retail sales dropped 0.3% last month as households cut back spending on motor vehicles, building materials, hobbies, and online purchases.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

Weekly mortgage refinance applications rise, even as home purchase demand falls
Mortgage interest rates rose last week, but that didn't throw any cold water on the mini-refinance boom that's been going on for the last month.

CNBC Economy
Oct 16, 2019

'Awfully high' risks of a global recession in the next 12-18 months, Moody's chief economist says
"Even if we don't have a recession ... I think it's pretty clear that we're going to have a much weaker economy," says Mark Zandi.

CNBC Economy
Oct 15, 2019

IMF says trade war will cut global growth to lowest since financial crisis a decade ago
The U.S.-China trade war will cut 2019 global growth to its slowest pace since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.

CNBC Economy
Oct 15, 2019

Fed's Bullard warns risks remain high and US economy may slow more sharply than expected
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said global trade and other risks remain high for a U.S. economy that may slow more sharply than expected.

CNBC Economy
Oct 14, 2019

Larry Summers: US economy is just one bad recession away from zero rates or worse
"I fear that's what we're headed into" here in America, warns the former Treasury secretary.

CNBC Economy
Oct 14, 2019

Millennials are about to trigger a major 'changeover point' for the US economy, asset manager says
U.S. adults aged between 21 and 38 years old will prioritize "necessity spending" over the next decade, Bill Smead told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Economy
Oct 11, 2019

Do you know what a recession is? Here's how we'll know when the next one hits
Not all economists agree that GDP is the best way to measure the economy.

CNBC Economy
Oct 10, 2019

US weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fall
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.

CNBC Economy
Oct 10, 2019

US consumer prices were unchanged in September, the weakest reading since January
U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in September and underlying inflation retreated.

CNBC Economy
Oct 09, 2019

Market may be expecting more rate cuts than the Fed will deliver, meeting minutes show
The Fed's meeting minutes also showed that the trade war dragging down the economy was an overriding concern.

CNBC Economy
Oct 09, 2019

Former Trump campaign advisor Stephen Moore: 'We knew we weren't going to get 5% growth'
Former Trump campaign advisor Stephen Moore says President Donald Trump knew he couldn't achieve the 5% growth he promised while campaining.

CNBC Economy
Oct 09, 2019

Weekly mortgage refinances jump 10% as rates drop to the lowest level since August
An unexpected drop in mortgage interest rates had homeowners calling their lenders last week, looking to save money on their monthly payments.

CNBC Economy
Oct 08, 2019

Powell says the Fed will start expanding its balance sheet 'soon' in response to funding issues
On monetary policy more broadly, Powell stuck to his recent script, saying the Fed stands committed to supporting the recovery.

CNBC Economy
Oct 08, 2019

The father of the yield curve indicator says now is the time to prepare for a recession
Campbell Harvey has led work in research on inverted curves, which have presaged seven straight recessions.

CNBC Economy
Oct 08, 2019

US producer prices post the biggest decline in eight months in September
U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in September, weighed down by decreases in the costs of goods and services.

CNBC Economy
Oct 07, 2019

Economists warn the risk of recession is rising because of Trump's trade war
The main threat to the economy is the Trump administration's ongoing trade war, according to a survey of business economists.

CNBC Economy
Oct 07, 2019

Only geopolitics can sink the US into recession, Blackstone's Schwarzman says
The U.S. economy is actually looking "quite robust" thanks to a healthy labor market and higher consumer spending, Steve Schwarzman told CNBC Monday.

CNBC Economy
Oct 06, 2019

There's a theory that stingy millennials are to blame for the sluggish economy
Following the financial crisis, millennials are saving more than the Baby Boomers did before them, and this slowdown in spending is hurting the economy.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Here's where the jobs are — in one chart
CNBC studied the net change in employment by industry for September based on data from the Labor Department.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Trade gap widens more than expected to $54.9 billion
The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected thanks in part to a record level of imports of consumer goods. More tariffs loom.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

September unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, a 50-year low, as payrolls rise by 136,000
The jobless rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 3.5%, matching a level it last saw in December 1969.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Fed's Clarida says central bank will set policy meeting by meeting
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida gave little away about the U.S. central bank's next steps on monetary policy.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Friday's nonfarm payrolls report is more likely now to disappoint
Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 145,000 in September.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Odds are increasing the jobs report could disappoint after weak numbers earlier in the week
Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect nonfarm payrolls increased by 145,000 in September.

CNBC Economy
Oct 04, 2019

5 big risks that the world's fragile economy doesn't need right now
Global recession fears are rising. CNBC takes a look at some of the potential triggers for a contraction.

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

Friday's jobs report should show hiring is slowing, but not that a recession is near
Hiring is slowing but the September employment report should be just solid enough—and not reflect anything near the onset of a recession.

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

Services reading shows economy is weaker than expected amid slowdown fears
The report comes amid worries that the U.S. economy faces a potential recession ahead.

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

Services survey shows economy is weaker than expected amid slowdown fears
The report comes amid worries that the U.S. economy faces a recession as global growth slows and tariffs put a dent in business plans to expand.

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

US weekly jobless claims rise slightly
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 215,000 for the most recent week, up slightly from the 213,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

Credit Suisse has a word to describe this sluggish economy — a 'semi-recession'
Credit Suisse said a contraction in industrial production accompanied by healthy economic data elsewhere lands the economy in a middle ground or a "semi recession."

CNBC Economy
Oct 03, 2019

Recession risks are climbing, Barclays warns
Barclays' Michael Gapen shares Wall Street's recession concerns ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report.

CNBC Economy
Oct 02, 2019

September private payrolls report shows the pace of hiring is slowing
Companies hired 135,000 more workers in the month, ahead of the 125,000 that economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected.

CNBC Economy
Oct 01, 2019

US manufacturing survey shows worst reading in a decade
A monthly gauge of U.S. manufacturing showed its worst reading in more than 10 years in September as exports dived.

CNBC Economy
Sep 30, 2019

Is there a recession coming? Keep an eye on these key indicators
While there's no crystal ball to accurately predict when a recession will hit, there are some leading indicators investors and economists look out for when trying to forecast economic activity in the coming months.

CNBC Economy
Sep 30, 2019

Charles Evans says Fed has turned dovish, but still might need to do more
Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said he was "open-minded" about further interest rate cuts in the U.S.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

Harker says Fed should 'hold firm' on interest rates
"My own view is that we should hold firm, letting things settle and watching how events play out," he said in prepared remarks Friday.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

Consumers are really starting to worry about the trade war
A near-record number of consumers in September cited trade policies as a negative factor weighing on the economy.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

US consumer spending slows in August, while incomes rise
U.S. personal income was expected to rise by 0.4% in August, after edging up 0.1% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

US consumer spending slows in August; incomes rise
U.S. personal income was expected to rise by 0.4% in August, after edging up 0.1% a month earlier.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

US core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in August
Overall orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft that are meant to last three years or more, rose 0.2% in August after surging 2.0% in the prior month.

CNBC Economy
Sep 27, 2019

New orders for key US-made capital goods unexpectedly drop in August
Overall orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft that are meant to last three years or more, rose 0.2% in August after surging 2.0% in the prior month.

CNBC Economy
Sep 26, 2019

US weekly jobless claims rise marginally
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 212,000 for the most recent week, up slightly from the 208,000 claims reported for the previous week.

CNBC Economy
Sep 26, 2019

US business investment much weaker in the second quarter than previously estimated
U.S. business investment contracted more sharply that previously estimated in the second quarter and corporate profit growth was tepid.

CNBC Economy
Sep 26, 2019

Latinos may be the key to future US economic growth, study argues
GDP among U.S. Latinos increased to $2.3 trillion in 2017, up from $1.7 trillion in 2010, the study finds.

CNBC Economy
Sep 24, 2019

Computer analysis of CEO earnings call transcripts points to an economic slowdown
The latest proof of a U.S. economic slowdown is in, and this time it came from a computer analysis.

CNBC Economy
Sep 24, 2019

Consumer confidence falls sharply in September
This was the biggest drop in nine months, and September's reading marks the largest shortfall relative to the economists' expectations since 2010.

CNBC Economy
Sep 24, 2019

A majority of the ultra-wealthy expect a recession next year and are hunkering down
More than half of the super-rich around the world are already preparing for a recession.

CNBC Economy
Sep 24, 2019

Most of the ultra-wealthy see a recession next year and are hunkering down, says UBS survey
More than half of the world's super-rich expect a recession by 2020, according to a UBS survey, and are taking action to mitigate the risks.

CNBC Economy
Sep 24, 2019

Signs point to housing market heating up as home prices stop slowdown in July
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index rose 3.2% annually in July, the same gain reported in June. Prices are still cooling in the largest cities, however.

CNBC Economy
Sep 23, 2019

Markets have been betting that Trump's Twitter attacks on the Fed will move rates
Markets have been betting Trump's Twitter attacks on the Fed will move rates. Among other things, Trump has called Chairman Jerome Powell "clueless" and Fed officials as a whole "boneheads."

CNBC Economy
Sep 23, 2019

The trade war is weighing 'like a big, dark cloud' on the global economy, says Christine Lagarde
For incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, the U.S.-China trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy.

CNBC Economy
Sep 23, 2019

Fed's Williams: 'We were prepared' for the overnight funding jolt last week
New York Fed President John Williams said the central bank acted quickly during last week's jolt to overnight lending markets.

CNBC Economy
Sep 23, 2019

US manufacturing sector activity hits 5-month high in September, IHS Markit says
The U.S. manufacturing sector recovered in September with activity growth hitting a five-month high, according to IHS Markit.

CNBC Economy
Sep 20, 2019

Fed's Rosengren says the US has survived the trade war and doesn't need rate cuts
Rosengren was one of two central bank officials to vote against Wednesday's quarter-point rate reduction.

CNBC Economy
Sep 20, 2019

Fed Vice Chair Clarida says the Fed will take interest rate policy 'meeting by meeting'
"We're gonna take this meeting by meeting. We're not on a preset course," Clarida told CNBC.

CNBC Economy
Sep 20, 2019

The Federal Reserve is increasingly divided with one official even wanting a sizable half-point cut
Fed regional presidents James Bullard and Eric Rosengren released statements explaining why they voted against this week's rate cut.

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