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The Fed Notes a Capex Slump as Trade Tensions Weigh on Spending Plans

The Fed observes that business fixed investment “had moderated from its rapid pace earlier in the year,” when capital spending had been “growing strongly.”.....»»

Category: topSource: barronsNov 9th, 2018

How Trade Tensions Will Test Companies and Investors

It’s not just the direct impact on targeted goods. Uncertainty over tariffs may cause businesses to delay or change spending and hiring plans......»»

Category: topSource: barronsApr 13th, 2018

Market Snapshot: Stock market slump as trade tensions weigh; consumer-staples shares lead losses

U.S. stocks on Monday, trade lower, albeit off session lows, with the Dow industrials on track for a five-day skid, as trade-war fears take center stage......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 18th, 2018

Europe Markets: Europe stock benchmarks slump as trade worries weigh; BOE hikes rates

European stocks skid firmly lower Thursday as trade tensions between the U.S. and China appear to meet with fresh escalation, with Germany’s main benchmark dragged lower by concerns about the impact of tariff action......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 2nd, 2018

Philly Fed Finds Trump Tax Relief More Than Offsets Adverse Effect From Trade War

For all the concerns that Trump's trade war and tariff increases could jeopardize corporate capital spending plans, resulting in a broader economic slump, a Special Question p.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 18th, 2018

Governments Urged to Ready Stimulus for Next Downturn

The OECD said governments need to prepare plans for a synchronized boost in spending to fight the next downturn, given that central banks have largely run out of ammunition to fight a slowdown, but tensions over trade could make that difficult......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 22nd, 2018

Union Pacific misses profit expectations amid trade war, to cut spending, jobs

Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp on Thursday reported quarterly profit that missed analysts' estimates and said it would cut capital spending and jobs as the multi-front U.S. trade war worsens an industry-wide freight volume slump......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 17th, 2019

U.S. manufacturing dives to 10-year low as trade tensions weigh

U.S. manufacturing activity tumbled to a more than 10-year low in September as lingering trade tensions weighed on exports, further heightening financial market fears of a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the third quarter......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 1st, 2019

Chinese Stocks Slump As US Reportedly Weighs Options To Block Investments

The standoff between the U.S. and China seems to be reaching a tipping point. Even as trade tensions between the two nations have been roiling the markets and economy for a while, the U.S. is reportedly considering an additional step.  read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 27th, 2019

Cooling U.S. consumer spending underscores risks to economy

U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August and business investment remained subdued amid lingering trade tensions, prompting economists to slash their economic growth estimates for the third quarter......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 27th, 2019

U.S. consumer spending slows; business investment weak

U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August and business investment remained weak, suggesting the economy was losing momentum as trade tensions linger......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 27th, 2019

U.S. consumer confidence falls in September, trade fears dominate

U.S. consumer confidence ebbed in September as an escalation in trade tensions fanned concerns about business and labor market conditions, a potentially worrying signal for consumer spending, which has been driving the economy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 24th, 2019

Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield sees biggest weekly surge since 2009

Treasury yields rise Friday after signs that U.S. consumer spending remain strong and positive developments on trade tensions between the U.S. and China.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 13th, 2019

U.S. hiring cools; wages, hours offer silver lining

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019

US companies cut more than 10,000 jobs amid trade tensions

Employers announced plans to eliminate 10,488 positions throughout August because of "trade difficulties," according to the report......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 6th, 2019

US companies cut more than 10,000 jobs amid trade tensions

Employers announced plans to eliminate 10,488 positions throughout August because of "trade difficulties," according to the report......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 6th, 2019

U.S. hiring slows; wages, hours offer silver lining

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019

U.S. job growth slows further; wages, hours pick up

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019

U.S. August payrolls rose less than expected

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019

U.S. job growth slows more than expected; wages, hours pick up

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, with retail hiring declining for a seventh straight month, but strong wage gains should support consumer spending and keep the economy expanding moderately amid rising threats from trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019

Asia shares rise on trade talks hope, firm U.S. data; safe havens sold

Asian stocks gained on Friday, joining a global trend as investors took heart from firm U.S. economic data plans hopes a meeting between U.S. and Chinese negotiators next month signals an easing in trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 6th, 2019