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US stocks are rising ahead of the Fed’s first rate cut in a decade, even as Donald Trump fans trade-war fears

Trump's latest attack on China is "slaughtering hopes" for progress in US-China trade talks, one analyst said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right. Unemployment and inflation are no longer linked in the way that they once were.

AOC is right: Inflation is solved. That’s why central banks are doing the unthinkable — cutting rates when we’ve got full employment...

The economy is screaming for an interest rate rise. But the US Fed and the ECB have signalled they're going to cut instead.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California.

A government report found that if the US raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour it would eliminate 1.3 million jobs — but also lift 1.3 million ...

Raising the federal minimum wage would cut 1.3 million jobs from the American economy but also lift an equal number of Americans out of poverty.

Jamaica’s economy is grooving again and its central bank celebrated with a reggae video about inflation

"Low, stable and predictable inflation is to the economy like what the baseline is to reggae music," a Jamaican reggae star says in the YouTube video.

A Wall Street investment chief overseeing $26 billion breaks down why recession fears are overblown, even as the market clamors for Fed relief

The yield-curve inversion between 10-year Treasurys and 3-month notes is a signal of low inflation, not imminent recession, industry watchers argue.

Prices in Venezuela rocketed 130,000% last year

Venezuela's central bank released its first inflation data since 2015, showing the dismal state of the economy. GDP fell at least 10% for 11 quarters.

The Fed’s favorite inflation gauge just rose at the slowest pace in more than a year

The Federal Reserve's favorite measure of inflation rose at the slowest pace in more than a year while consumer spending picked up.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s favorite economic theory derided by IMF chief Christine Lagarde as no ‘panacea’

Christine Lagarde has poured cold water on the viability of an esoteric economic theory popularized by US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

‘The slowdown story is a complication’ — Global stocks are down after central banks warn on growth

Asian and European stocks and US futures fell on Thursday after central banks stoked growth fears and Theresa May agreed a six-month delay to Brexit.

Global stocks climb on ‘Super Wednesday’ as investors await key updates from both the Fed and ECB

US futures and European stocks rose ahead of the Brexit summit, ECB meeting and release of Fed minutes and inflation data.