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Retail sales unexpectedly fell in February

Retail sales slipped in February as receipts fell in more than half of major categories, according to a Commerce Department report released Monday.

Here are the top factors that could trigger a recession, according to Societe Generale

Here’s what recession watchers should look for in the coming months, according to Societe Generale.
A worker collects cuttings from a marijuana plant at the Canopy Growth Corporation facility in Smiths Falls

Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

A trade deal won’t save the world’s largest economies from slowing down this year

Even if the US and China reach an agreement to end a trade war, the largest economies are still set to slow in coming months.

We’re getting more and more signs that 2019’s first GDP report could be an ugly one

As key measures of the economy come in softer than expected, forecasts for US growth in the first quarter are falling across the board.

Retail sales rose in January — but declines at the end of 2018 were even sharper than originally thought

Retail sales rebounded more than expected in January but declines at the end of 2018 were even sharper than originally thought.

Here comes GDP…

Data out Thursday is expected to show the economy grew at a slightly slower but still solid pace at the end of 2018.

China’s hopes of becoming the world’s largest economy are hitting a major roadblock

China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in nearly three decades, and some economists say the worst is yet to come.

China is slowing and could drag the world economy down with it

The second-largest economy is slowing, and it could take global growth down with it.
U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Here’s what no trade deal could mean for the US and China

With just over a month before planned escalations in the US-China trade war, negotiations seem to be on thin ice. So, what if a deal isn't reached?