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03/22/2018 12:45 AM
Fed hikes rates and raises GDP forecast again
The quarter-point rate hike announced by the Fed was expected. The FOMC's March meeting was Jay Powell's first as chair.

03/21/2018 07:51 PM
Powell says Trump's trade policy has become a growing concern among Federal Reserve members
"A number of participants in the [FOMC] did bring up the issue of tariffs," Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference.

03/21/2018 07:04 PM
Fed still expects 3 rate hikes this year, but will pick up the pace in 2019
But the U.S. central bank raised its 2019 projection, saying it sees the benchmark rate at 2.9 percent.

03/21/2018 07:02 PM
Here's what changed in the new Fed statement
This is a comparison of Wednesday's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous meeting on January 31.

03/21/2018 07:01 PM
Watch Fed Chairman Jerome Powell give his first news conference live
Federal Chair Powell will give his first press conference in the job on Wednesday.

03/21/2018 03:15 PM
It's time to test the early warning system for the economy and stocks
There are an increasing number of signs and signals that the economy is entering the very late stages of economic recovery.

03/21/2018 03:12 PM
US will consider re-entering TPP, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says
The U.S. will consider re-entry to the trade deal once Washington accomplishes its other trade goals, Mnuchin said.

03/21/2018 03:03 PM
Janet Yellen's 2014 'gaffe' is a perfect example of what Fed Chair Jerome Powell has to avoid today
As Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gets set to deliver his first news conference, he has a good example of what not to do.

03/21/2018 03:01 PM
Existing home sales jump in February
U.S. home sales surged in February but a chronic shortage of houses on the market remains an obstacle heading into the spring selling season.

03/21/2018 12:00 PM
Mortgage refinances fall even further despite first rate drop of 2018
For the first time this year, mortgage rates dropped, but not enough to spur refinances — which took a sharp dive.

03/21/2018 01:51 AM
China may have just signaled that it will retaliate against US soybeans
U.S. subsidies for its soybean farmers gave them an unfair competitive advantage in selling to China, said Global Times.

03/20/2018 06:40 PM
Total American net worth ratio reaches new high — which in the past signaled a recession was not far away
The surge in wealth from stocks and other financial assets is sending a potential danger signal for the economy.

03/20/2018 04:28 PM
Africa is on the verge of forming the largest free trade area since the World Trade Organization
African leaders are poised to approve a deal that will unite over 50 countries in tariff-free trade.

03/20/2018 03:58 PM
Six months since Maria hit, frustrating progress on restoring Puerto Rico's power
While nearly 92 percent of customers have had power restored, more than 121,000 residents still go without.

03/20/2018 12:02 PM
Trade war threat is now Wall Street's top economic fear, survey says
Protectionism worries in the CNBC Fed Survey far outpace concerns over inflation, terrorism and even the Fed itself.

03/20/2018 12:02 PM
Expect higher interest rates and smaller gain for stocks in 2018: CNBC survey
The S&P is now seen ending the year at 2,839, about 5 percent higher than the current level.

03/20/2018 05:06 AM
The Fed is unlikely to mention the one thing that could really hurt the economy
The Fed is expected to upgrade its view of the economy, but it's unlikely to publicly discuss one economic risk.

03/19/2018 03:16 PM
Zimbabwe vows to name and shame offshore cash holders as it struggles to repatriate $1.4 billion
Less than half of the country's $1.42 billion believed to be illegally stashed abroad has been brought back onshore.

03/19/2018 11:33 AM
Signs that the economy's potential has strengthened might mean rates rising higher than earlier thought
Could Fed Chair Jay Powell's optimism about the U.S. economy lead to more hikes than markets are prepared for?

03/16/2018 02:33 PM
Consumer sentiment pops in March to highest level since 2004
U.S. consumer sentiment rose its highest level since 2004 in the University of Michigan's mid-month report.

03/16/2018 01:15 PM
Industrial output rises on gains in manufacturing, mining
U.S. industrial production jumped 1.1 percent in February, the largest increase in four months.

03/16/2018 09:49 AM
Fragmented banking standards could be the ‘seeds’ of the next financial crisis, expert warns
Forcing different standards on banks across the globe could spark the next crisis, an expert told CNBC.

03/16/2018 06:10 AM
This African nation, famous for its cocoa, is now 'about to have an oil boom'
The west African cocoa producer is expected to be one of the world's fastest growing economies in 2018.

03/15/2018 03:02 PM
White House official Navarro: US can institute tariffs without causing a global trade war
The U.S. can institute tariffs on foreign goods without sparking a trade war, Peter Navarro said.

03/15/2018 12:34 PM
Import prices rise more than expected in February
U.S. import prices rose more than expected in February as the largest increase in the cost of capital goods since 2008 offset a drop in petroleum prices.

03/15/2018 12:31 PM
Jobless claims fall as labor market strengthens
Jobless claims fell last week, pointing to sustained labor strength even as economic growth appears to have slowed early in the first quarter.

03/14/2018 07:57 PM
Larry Kudlow, new chief economic advisor to Trump, says China 'has earned a tough response'
China can expect the U.S. to take a tough stance when it comes to international trade, Larry Kudlow, the newly appointed director of the National Economic Council, said Wednesday.

03/14/2018 04:12 PM
Forecasts see economic growth possibly below 2 percent to start the year
In late January the Atlanta Fed was calling for a 5.4 percent GDP gain. It released a reading Wednesday for its widely followed GDP tracker that slashed that projection all the way down to 1.9 percent. That came with similar reductions from J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

03/14/2018 02:00 PM
US business inventories continue to rise as sales post largest drop in over a year
U.S. business inventories increased solidly in January as sales recorded their biggest drop in 1½ years.

03/14/2018 12:31 PM
Rising services costs lift US producer prices in February
The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand rose 0.2 percent last month after increasing 0.4 percent in January.