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Economy is hitting more turbulence, but the shutdown leaves investors partly in the dark  MarketWatch

The longer the month-old partial government shutdown drags on, the harder it gets to figure out what the heck is going on in the economy.


Polls Show Government Shutdown Is Eroding Faith in Economy  The New York Times

Consumer-sentiment readings are declining, and more Americans rate President Trump's economic policies poorly, as the impasse in Washington drags on.


The government shutdown’s effects on the economy, explained  Vox.com

The longer the shutdown goes on, the worse it will be.


A string of encouraging signals is making investors increasingly positive about China's economy  CNBC

After a string of headaches, some positive buzz appears to be brewing for China's economy. The growing likelihood of even a limited trade deal with the United ...


Trump's Big "Win": The Largest Budget Deficit With A Strong Economy  Forbes

Federal deficits are one way to measure how well a President manages the economy. However, for a number of reasons a President can't control the deficit; ...


Corporate America Is Wary About Economy But Not Panicking Yet  Bloomberg

As the calendar creeps toward July, the month that will crown this U.S. expansion the longest on record, recession fears are increasingly popping up in corporate ...


Entering year 3: Trump's economy better than Obama's, jobs highest 'in decades'  Washington Examiner

President Trump is winning higher grades than former President Barack Obama for his handling of the economy, employment, and trade. In the latest Pew ...


The Economy Is Slowing  Seeking Alpha

When data is hitting record levels, it is when investors get the most bullish. Conversely, they are the most bearish at the lows. However, while small business.


Utah Shows How Labor-Force Growth Fuels Economic Growth  The Wall Street Journal

Utah has had the fastest-expanding labor force of any U.S. state since January 2010—a key ingredient for economic growth and one that provides an example ...


Leuthold's Jim Paulsen: Economy could see sub-2% growth this year — but that could be good for stocks  CNBC

Wall Street strategist Paulsen advises investors to "remain fairly bullish in the face of a stream of bad news" in 2019.


New data suggest the euro-zone economy is slowing  The Economist

EVEN AS the European Central Bank (ECB) halts stimulus, it looks as if the economy needs revving up again. In December the bank said it would stop ...


If You Shut Down the Government, You Slow Down the Economy  The New York Times

President Trump, you surely could not have wanted your partial government shutdown, your tariffs, your corporate tax cuts and your war on undocumented ...


Shutdown's Economic Impact More Than Double White House's Original Estimate  Forbes

Trump administration officials now say that the government shutdown is having more than twice the negative impact on the economy than they first estimated.


China's final 2018 economic numbers will be shaky  Quartz

China will release its annual GDP and December retail sales growth figures, along with a slew of other economic data for the final month of 2018, on Monday ...


The U.S. Economy Is Flying Blind With a Sputtering Engine  Wall Street Journal

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government is simultaneously hitting the economy and constricting the flow of data by which to gauge how big the hit actually is.


Americans need an economy that supports more than the 1 percent | TheHill  The Hill

Donald Trump has done nothing to address wealth inequality harming workers across the nation.


The government shutdown is becoming a 'meaningful risk' to the economy  Yahoo Finance

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history is turning out to be a bigger risk than some economists first anticipated.


The U.S. Economy and ‘Neighbor Envy’  The Wall Street Journal

This could get awkward. Former Obama economic advisers who claimed tax reform wouldn't work have been miserable enough watching U.S. growth defy their ...


The Rigged Economy  American Greatness

A picture by a worker says more about the economy than a thousand economists have ever said about how the economy works. The story behind the picture, ...


‘Goldilocks Economy’ References Doomed as Global Storms Set In  Bloomberg

Follow the latest global economic news and analysis @economics. Trade-war side effects and cyclical weakness are tangled up in ugly economic data that ...


China's economy is fine, Trump and Xi won't fight a trade war and the Fed is a friend  CNBC

China's economy is fine, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping won't fight a trade war and the Federal Reserve is a friend. That's what I ...


Valuations for China stocks are 'very, very attractive' now: Fidelity  CNBC

When asked where's the safest place to put money in, Fidelity International's investment director for Asian equities, Medha Samant, replied: "It's really north Asia, ...


Orlando's economy is expected to keep growing in 2019 — but some areas will see a slowdown  Orlando Sentinel

Bolstered by population growth at a rate that far outpaces most cities in the nation, Orlando's economy is expected to forge ahead in 2019 with continued ...


In the Bond Market, the Economy Is Still Something to Worry About  The New York Times

The volatility that defined stocks late last year has receded, but the concerns of bond investors can be seen in the narrowing of the so-called yield curve.


Wealth Column: A look at the economy for 2019  Brainerd Dispatch

Over the last 12 months, we've all watched our 401(k)s, individual retirement accounts and other investment accounts rise and fall. The financial and emotional ...


75 percent of Republicans say the economy is great, but only 32 percent of Democrats agree: Poll  Washington Examiner

Republicans and Democrats are widely divided on how the Trump administration has affected the national economy over the past two years, according to a poll ...


Why Russia's Economy Is Headed for Trouble  The National Interest Online

A lack of real reforms and a hyper-dependence on oil has prevented the emergence of a healthy, diverse economy.


China’s painful economic transition in full view in city of Chongqing  South China Morning Post

As night begins to fall, crowds gather near the top of Hongya Cave, a group of stilted buildings overlooking the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, both of which pass ...


The shutdown is coming at the worst time for the economy  CNN

Washington (CNN Business) None of the 21 government shutdowns since 1976 made a real dent in the economy — purchases were simply delayed until the ...


German economy posts weakest growth in five years  CNBC

Germany's economy witnessed lackluster growth in 2018, according to flash data released Tuesday, in line with expectations. German gross domestic product ...


Government Shutdown Causing Far Greater Damage To Economy Than Previously Estimated  NPR

The government shutdown is inflicting more damage on the U.S. economy than formerly estimated. The president's economists doubled projections of how much ...


Why a healthy planet and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand  World Economic Forum

It's time to banish the myth that saving the planet will hurt economic growth. In fact, the latter depends on the former - and if we do not head off the crisis facing ...


How Trump's border wall impasse is costing the US economy  The Guardian

Data suggests the shutdown has cost the US economy about $1.2bn per week – and it's creeping towards the $5.7bn Trump wants.


How Enhanced Launch Vehicles Are Supporting The Booming Space Economy  Forbes

More than 6000 satellites have been sent into orbit around Earth since the space industry's inception some 60 years ago, according to NASA. And a report from ...


Forest fires, guitar strings and the economy: Why the next recession may be short and shallow  MarketWatch

Is the U.S. economy more like a forest with a lot of accumulated underbrush that's ready to explode into a conflagration? Or a guitar string that returns to a stable ...


A sober look at the economy  The Washington Post

The contrast between current economic conditions and the near-term outlook is striking. For now, we seem to be enjoying the sugar high from a tax cut that ...


As Turkish economy sours, Erdogan’s party could lose grip on big cities  Haaretz

After a decade and a half in power and an economic boom gone sour, Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, or AKP, could ...


Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says  CNBC

VP Bank's Felix Brill said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war negotiations. Still, he ultimately expressed ...


Indonesia will be vigilant on economy, says finance minister  Financial Times

Sri Mulyani Indrawati ready to reimpose higher taxes on imports to tackle trade deficit.


From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid.


Government shutdown threatens to have bigger impact on economy  CNBC

The 20-day-old government shutdown had a minor impact on the economy so far, but it could start to have a bigger sting if it continues for much longer and hits ...


HILARY JOFFE: Doing better for the economy by focusing on Doing Business  Business Day

The rankings measure the regulatory environment in which private-sector companies, especially small and medium-sized companies, do business.


Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change  CNBC

The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, economists said.


If the shutdown lasts two more weeks, the cost to the economy will exceed price of Trump's wall  CNBC

It will only take another two weeks to cost the economy more than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded for the border wall.


The real threat the government shutdown poses for the American economy  Brookings Institution

The government shutdown has produced a serious economic threat that's hiding in plain sight: the U.S. economy is flying blind. The people who collect, analyze ...


Economic growth is slowing all around the world  The Washington Post

A global economy that until recently was humming has broken down, a sharp contrast to the picture just a year ago when the world was experiencing its best ...


High-Net-Worth Chinese Nervous About China’s Economy  Barron's

The wealthiest Chinese will likely adopt a more conservative investment strategy in light of the country's economic slowdown and its trade dispute with the U.S., ...


Economy Is Strong. Leadership Is Shaky. Which Will Win Out in 2019?  The New York Times

Sometime in the last couple of months, predictions of a major economic downturn or recession in 2019 went from being a crank view to the conventional wisdom.


Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues  CNBC

J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, who has been bullish on the U.S. economy, said the partial government shutdown could wipe out growth from the world's ...


How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting the Stock Market and the Economy  Barron's

The longest U.S. government shutdown in history has continued to roll on, with little indication that President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats can ...


What will happen to the economy in 2019? Watch these 7 factors  PBS NewsHour

The final jobs report of 2018 released Friday, boasting 312000 jobs added in December, puts the U.S. economy on track for another relatively strong showing in ...


U.S. Shutdown Pain Yet to Infect Economic-Growth Forecasts  Yahoo News

(Bloomberg) -- For all the hand-wringing and headlines over the fallout of the U.S. government shutdown, most forecasters still don't expect it to cause too much ...


Trump's misplaced economic policies could sink the US economy next year  CNN

Given the poor economic policies in place and the political drama in Washington that is sure to turn much darker, the next recession is coming into view, writes ...


Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown  MarketWatch

The holiday shopping season looks to have been one of the best in years in another manifestation of the economy's firm backbone, but don't expect to hear ...


UK shoppers rein in spending as fears grow over economy  The Guardian

British consumers reined in their spending in December after splashing out during November on Black Friday promotions, according to official figures that ...


Five ways the shutdown is affecting the economy | TheHill  The Hill

The partial government shutdown has injected a *fresh* dose of uncertainty into an increasingly complicated economic landscape for the U.S..


Turkey dismisses Trump threat to economy over Syrian Kurds  BBC News

Turkey has dismissed President Donald Trump's threat to "devastate" its economy if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after a pullout of US troops. "You cannot get ...


World Economy Wobbles on Eve of Davos With Politics to Blame  Bloomberg

High in the Alps, the global elite will be feeling low about the economic outlook. The ski resort of Davos, Switzerland, will again play host next week to the World ...


Apple's problems sound alarm bells about China's future  CNN

Apple's shrinking sales in China are a signal that China's economy will continue to deteriorate, writes Arthur Dong, a distinguished teaching professor of strategy ...


Worried about the economy? Watch bank earnings  CNN

New York (CNN Business) 1. Bank earnings: As the global economic outlook darkens, American banks have an unenviable job: Convincing a jittery public that ...


These are the biggest global economic risks in 2019  World Economic Forum

We might see slow, steady global economic growth in 2019 - but the reality is more likely to be nerve-wracking, argues Harvard Economist Kenneth Rogoff.


Vietnam Sees Trade Deals as Way to Build Economy  Voice of America

Vietnam has approved the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership and hopes to have a deal with the EU this year. The country hopes that ...


Georgia’s economy is growing, but experts say Albany’s is not  WALB

Terry College of Business experts said Georgia's economy is growing very quickly. But they also said while Albany's economy is growing, it is one of the slowest ...


Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth  Reuters

After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth ...


Clouds gathering over global economy  BBC News

BBC World *Service* economics correspondent Andrew Walker looks at what 2019 has in store for the global economy.


Economy continues to take hits during shutdown  CNN

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett acknowledged that the White House underestimated the negative impact on the United States' economic growth ...


China Pours $218 Billion Into the Economy as Growth Slows  The New York Times

HONG KONG — With the Chinese economy beginning the new year on a decidedly downbeat note, Beijing's leaders are injecting more than $200 billion into its ...


Trump Argues on Twitter, Amid Russia Revelations, That Impeaching him Would Imperil the Economy  Newsweek

President Donald Trump pushed an argument on Saturday that the economy would fail if he were to be impeached. On Twitter he wrote, with his trademark ...


The economy of every state and DC, ranked from worst to best  Business Insider

Using six measures of labor-market and general economic health, we ranked the states' economies.


Can Digital Technology Kick-Start Italy’s Economy in 2019?  Forbes

On January 1, Italy began implementing a tax solution the emperors could only have dreamt of: digital networks. The country became the first in Europe to ...


Government shutdown effect on markets, economy, worst-case scenario  Business Insider

The stock market may not be able to shrug off the government shutdown for much longer. One big-money investor explains why.


Trade Tensions Take a Toll on China’s Economy  The Wall Street Journal

China's economy is slowing faster than expected as Beijing this week heads into a crucial new round of negotiations with the U.S. over trade.


Germany Shows Symptoms of Deeper Economic Pain  The Wall Street Journal

*Fresh* signs of a weakening German economy are raising fears that last year's slowdown could spill into 2019, deepening the challenges facing policy makers.


Inflation nightmare on Main Street? Hardly. Easing prices take pressure off economy  MarketWatch

Maybe inflation isn't a big hazard to the economy after all. Here's why inflation is likely to remain low in 2019 and keep U.S. growth chugging along.


The World Economy Goes Hollywood | by Anatole Kaletsky  Project Syndicate

In a world where “nobody knows anything,” investors may be no better than film-studio moguls at predicting the future. If so, then markets, instead of being ...


Recession warnings pile up as shutdown wraps up fourth week  POLITICO

The impasse is triggering alarms about an already fragile economic environment.


Americans’ confidence in the economy falls again and is at lowest level since summer  MarketWatch

The confidence Americans feel in the economy fell for the second month in a row and touched the lowest level since last summer, perhaps a sign that worries ...


Climate Change’s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues  The New York Times

Many of the big economic questions in coming decades will come down to just how extreme the weather will be, and how to value the future versus the present.


The Shutdown Isn’t the Only Threat to the Economy  The New York Times

The bond market reveals a growing crack in the financial system, but regulators are not doing enough to make sure that banks are prepared.


Will China’s Economy Hit a Great Wall?  The New York Times

The case for crisis seems compelling – but I said that in 2011, too.


India's economy had a wild year. Will 2019 be better?  CNN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads into a re-election battle early next year facing more questions than answers over his handling of the Indian economy.


Shutdown Might Not Have Much Immediate Impact on the Economy  The New York Times

But a partial closing of the government could make life more difficult for millions of Americans in ways both big and small, and also add to the sense of worry on ...


Beige Book Repot:Fed Sees Weak Spots Emerging In Economy As Pessimism Rises  Investor's Business Daily

The still-strong U.S. economy showed signs of slowing in recent weeks amid declining optimism, though most regions continued to show modest to moderate ...


China will overtake the U.S. as world’s top economy in 2020, says Standard Chartered Bank  Big Think

China is poised to overtake the U.S. as the world's top economy for good as early as next year, according to a recent report from Standard Chartered Bank.


How Aging Japan Defied Demographics and Revived Its Economy  The Wall Street Journal

Japan encouraged the elderly and women to work and broke a longstanding taboo against immigration, offering lessons for other advanced economies facing ...


Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets at economy rates again  BBC News

A group of lucky Cathay Pacific customers have scored first-class seats at economy prices, in the second fare blunder by the airline this month. Tickets on trips ...


Companies from Apple to Ford are flashing warning signs about the Chinese economy  CNBC

The trade war between the world's two largest economies is starting to slow their pace of growth, especially in China, even as the two countries suspend plans to ...


U.S. jobs data boosts Wall Street and reassures investors about economy  The Washington Post

ATLANTA — The U.S. economy smashed expectations for job growth Friday, reassuring investors concerned about a possible recession and setting off a buying ...


The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let's Plan for It.  Undark Magazine

Opinion | Maintaining growth on a finite planet is impossible. Here's how we stop it without making life miserable — and maybe even improving it.


Germany’s Economy Could Soon Need a Boost  Bloomberg

The latest data on Germany's economy is surprisingly grim. Industrial production fell sharply in November, and the country is on the brink of a technical recession ...


What's the economic toll of Britain's Brexit chaos?  Al Jazeera America

After the rejection of May's Brexit deal, we ask if Britain can avoid crashing out of the European Union without a deal.


Gundlach Warns U.S. Economy Is Floating on ‘an Ocean of Debt’  Bloomberg

Jeffrey Gundlach said yet again that the U.S. economy is gorging on debt. Echoing many of the themes from his annual "Just Markets" webcast on Tuesday, ...


Powell Says a ‘Patient’ Fed Is Watching for Signs of Economic Weakness  The New York Times

ATLANTA — Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said Friday that low inflation would allow the Fed to be “patient” in deciding whether to continue ...


How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting ...


Government shutdown: How it could hurt the economy  USA TODAY

The Impact of government shutdown on the economy likely to be modest unless it extends to end of January or beyond.


Mexico's president launches ambitious economic plan on the Mexican side of the border  NBCNews.com

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador launched an ambitious plan Saturday to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.- Mexico border.


How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong  The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Two leading experts on the “gig economy” now say their estimates of its impact were too high, skewed by spotty data and the recession of a ...


Digital IDs Would Help Unlock Canada’s Economy, Bankers Say  Bloomberg

Canada needs to embrace digital identification to “unlock the full potential” of banking and the economy, Canadian Bankers Association Chief Executive Officer ...


Trump's economy is great for billionaires, not for working people  The Guardian

Instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations, we must demand that they pay their fair share.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Economic boom is not helping all Americans  CNBC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says not all Americans are reaping the benefits of the booming economy. "When anybody is saying the economy is ...