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The government shutdown could cause the US economy to shrink, Credit Suisse warns

As the longest shutdown on record continues into its fifth week, some think growth could turn negative in the largest economy

Trump said tax cuts would be ‘rocket fuel’ for the US economy. Here’s why they weren’t.

Recent calls for a slowdown in the US economy highlight the disconnect between what Republican lawmakers expected and what has come to pass.
The Bank of Jamaica.

Jamaica’s central bank is using reggae-inspired music videos to teach people about monetary policy

Jamaica's central bank has released a series of videos on Twitter addressing inflation and monetary policy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump’s tax cuts, new poll shows

According to an INSIDER poll, a plurality of Americans support a 70% tax rate on income over $10 million.

Here’s how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC

In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. See our methods and sources.
A cityscape of Hong Kong is see from the Peak on August 8, 2000, moments after sunset.

China’s economy is slowing, and it’s taking Hong Kong’s once-booming housing market down with it

One of the world's most expensive housing markets is facing a major slowdown.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) after Trump addressed a closed Senate Republican policy lunch while a partial government shutdown enters its 19th day on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019.

History shows the stock market may be setting up to rip higher once the government shutdown ends

A new analysis of the stock market's reaction to prior shutdowns suggests a rally could occur when a resolution is reached.

For farmers already struggling from Trump’s trade war, the government shutdown is making life even harder

As President Donald Trump's tariffs remain in place, a partial federal-government shutdown has complicated aid programs designed to help counter them.
Visitors crowd an artificial wave swimming pool at a tourist resort to escape the summer heat in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province, China.

The world is swimming in $244 trillion of debt

Global debt has swelled to $244 trillion, the Institute of International Finance says. Meanwhile, the ratio of debt to GDP worldwide hit a record.

Stocks slump as more bad data out of China adds to global growth concerns

Wall Street opened lower Monday as dismal economic data out in Beijing raised concerns that China’s economy could slow more than previously thought.