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US Unemployment Down from 2-Year High

US Unemployment Down from 2-Year High

New unemployment applications in the United States fell last week after soaring to new heights for nearly two years.  Analysts advise this points to growing stability in the labor market that should continue to support... 
Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rates, For Now

Federal Reserve Holds Steady on Interest Rates, For Now

The Federal Reserve will continue to sit on interest rates, this week, noting that the Federal Open Market Committee has elected to keep rates at the target range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent.  In addition, the Fed said it... 
Gold prices take a dip as dollar rises due to easing concerns over trade war

Gold prices take a dip as dollar rises due to easing concerns over trade war

Gold prices dipped early this Monday morning due to a strong and active dollar based on the easing of fears of an escalation of the US-China trade war shortly after a report that the US currently does not have any plans of removing... 
New Angry Trump Tweets Demand Fed Cut Interest Rates To Zero (Or Less)

New Angry Trump Tweets Demand Fed Cut Interest Rates To Zero (Or Less)

United States President Donald Trump called for the Federal Reserve to maneuver interest rates to zero “or less” in a new bid to engineer negative yields that he claims will finally help the US stimulate growth by curbing... 
Bond Market Reflects Recession Worries

Bond Market Reflects Recession Worries

Wall Street saw a bit of a sharp decline mid-week on the heels of recession fears with the US Treasury yield curve inverted—albeit temporarily—for the first time in 12 years. Accordingly, all three major indexes in the United... 
Will Trump Increase China Tariffs After G20 Summit?

Will Trump Increase China Tariffs After G20 Summit?

Nearing the end of this week, United State President Donald Trump intimated he could make another decision about imposing yet another series of tariffs on Chinese goods, following his meeting with Chinese officials at the G-20... 
Permits for US Housing Grow more Than Expected In January

Permits for US Housing Grow more Than Expected In January

The latest US jobs report had some distressing news, this week, showing that the economy is not adding jobs at pace that follows analyst expectations.  While this might actually be a sign that things are improving—because... 
US Job Growth Up In November But Not Going As Well As Expected

US Job Growth Up In November But Not Going As Well As Expected

US job growth slowed in November and analysts theorize the rate is parallel to that of the slowing economic growth.  While nonfarm payrolls did, in fact, increase last month, the November jobs report did not perform as well as the...