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Economic Preview: Economy capped off strong 2018 with big holiday season, but we won’t know for sure due to government shutdown

The holiday shopping season looks to have been one of the best in years in another manifestation of the economy’s firm backbone, but don’t expect to hear about it this week. Here’s why......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 12th, 2019

Economic Report: U.S. growth slowed toward end of 2018, but — despite government shutdown, weaker world economy — it’s hanging in there

A trio of fresh appraisals of the economy suggest growth slowed toward the end of 2018, but the U.S. is still expanding at a moderate pace even as a month-long government shutdown drags on......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 24th, 2019

Economic Preview: Economy is hitting more turbulence, but the shutdown leaves investors partly in the dark

The longer the month-old partial government shutdown drags on, the harder it gets to figure out what the heck is going on in the economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 19th, 2019

Economic Preview: The strong U.S. jobs market is the biggest bulwark against recession in 2019

Stocks have tumbled, worries about a recession have grown and the government is partly closed because of yet another political stalemate. But the U.S. jobs market still shows an economy with plenty of oomph......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 2nd, 2019

5 Top Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of a Strong Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is widely expected to end 2018 with a flourish, courtesy of a healthy economy and confid.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytNov 12th, 2018

Economic Report: Job creation, wages slip in September as unemployment falls to 48-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Economic Report: Job creation, wages chill out in September, but unemployment falls to 48-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

Economic Report: Hiring slows in September as unemployment falls to the lowest level since 1969

The U.S. unemployment rate sank to a 49-year low of 3.7% in September as the economy added 134,000 new jobs, setting the stage for a strong holiday season to finish out what’s been stellar year for the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 5th, 2018

U.S. economic growth revised down slightly for 2018 to 2.9% — still strong but slowing

The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in the final q.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMar 28th, 2019

U.S. economic growth revised down slightly for 2018 to 2.9% — still strong, but slowing

The U.S. economy grew a robust 2.9% in 2018, t.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesMar 28th, 2019

Weak U.S. hiring adds to global slowdown fears

The U.S. economy added a paltry 20,000 jobs in February, which bolstered market jitters of a global economic slowdown, but some on Wall Street looked at the data with skepticism due to the after-effects of the partial government shutdown......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMar 8th, 2019

U.S. economic growth in 2018 misses Trump"s 3 percent target

The U.S. economy fell short of the Trump administration's 3 percent annual growth target in 2018 despite $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and a government spending blitz, and economists say growth will only slow from here......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 28th, 2019

US Economy Grew The Most Since 2005 Last Year After Unexpectedly Strong Q4 GDP Print

Following a one month delay due to the government shutdown in January, moments ago the BEA reported GDP for the fourth quarter combining both its first and second estimates,.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 28th, 2019

Economic Report: Leading index for U.S. economy falls in January, but there’s a catch

A survey of economic conditions in the U.S. fell in January and reflected a recent slowdown in growth, but there was a catch: The latest results were incomplete because of the recently ended government shutdown.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 21st, 2019

Retail Sales Fell in December at Fastest Pace Since 2009

U.S. retailers registered a far worse December holiday selling season than many analysts had realized, according to a government report that sent stocks lower and raised new questions about the economy......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 15th, 2019

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Jobs Report for January provided reminder that US labor market remained strong despite growth worries, market volatility, and partial government shutdown. Plus, January ISM Manufacturing Index up higher than expe.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsFeb 1st, 2019

U.S. hiring surges despite government shutdown

Employers added many more jobs than expected in January, despite a government shutdown and a slowdown in the global economy, in the strongest signal yet of a U.S. economy that began the year on a strong footing......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersFeb 1st, 2019

ADP Sets Stage for Strong Payrolls Gains in January From Labor Department

The economic reports for January have so far been a bit puzzling. While the readings have indicated slower growth, things were complicated by the long partial government shutdown......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJan 30th, 2019

The Shutdown Had ‘Small Impact’ on US Economy

The US economy is strong and growing despite billions of dollars in losses during the recent partial government shutdown, said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform Tuesday while discussing a Congressiona.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJan 29th, 2019

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the recent partial government shutdown inflicted “no permanent damage” to the economy. “I still think the economy is very str.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsJan 28th, 2019

Capitol Report: Government shutdown cost U.S. economy $11 billion in the short run, CBO estimates

The partial government shutdown subtracted about $11 billion in growth from the economy, a congressional agency found, a downgrade that could potentially keep the U.S. from achieving 3% GDP in 2018 for the first time in 13 years......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 28th, 2019