After two years in office, Trump making US economy great again

Business 01/21/19, 07:48

Since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump has been igniting a historic economic boom through pro-growth policies, helping lift up the country that he pledged to make great again. The US economy has been doing very well under the Trump ...

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Business 01/16/19, 04:14

Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth ...

How’s the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

Business 01/11/19, 07:21

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring. Government data on home construction and retail sales, for example, won't be released next week because staffers who compile those ...

US service firms grew at slower pace in December

Business 01/07/19, 10:29

U.S. service firms grew at a slower pace in December, a possible indication that various headwinds from turbulent markets to trade tensions could be having an impact on economic activity. The Institute for Supply Management, which is composed of purchasing managers, says that its service index fell to 57.6 percent last ...

Trump’s tax cuts have been a win for small business

Opinion 01/05/19, 17:32

As the co-owner of a rock climbing gym, Andrew Kratz is always reaching for even higher goals. This year he and his partners opened Triangle Rock Club’s fourth location, the first outside their home state of North Carolina, and announced plans for a fifth – an expansion that got off ...

NORC Poll: Immigration among the top concerns in 2019

Politics 01/04/19, 08:04

Nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted shortly before the partial government shutdown began finds both Republicans and Democrats are far more likely to include immigration in their list of ...

US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

Business 01/04/19, 07:27

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose slightly to ...

US jobs numbers in December exceed expectations

Business 01/04/19, 03:19

The U.S. economy added over 270,000 jobs in December, crushing estimates by nearly 100,000. ADP/Moody’s Analytics survey published on Thursday found the private sector’s new positions increased by 271,000, greatly exceeding the prediction of 178,000 based on a survey of economists by Reuters. CNBC reported December’s survey results are the best since February 2017, which saw ...

Trade war, profits, marijuana: Markets saw it all in 2018

Business 12/28/18, 02:09

Wall Street started 2018 strong, buoyed by a growing economy and corporate profits. It isn't ending that way. U.S. stocks climbed to new highs early, shook off a sudden, steep drop by spring and rode a wave of tax cut-juiced corporate earnings growth to another all-time high by September. Then the ...

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