US Economy

US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?

Source: Congressional Budget Office (CBO), public domain

Ignored by headlines and political debate, the US debt load continues to expand at a staggering rate.

Outlook 2019: Headwinds in Global Equity Markets


2018 ended with a rout in global equity markets, and the trend could well persist in the year to come.

FLASH: US Third Quarter GDP Beats Targets

NYSE, cc Flickr Brian Glanz, modified,

US growth numbers provided a pleasant surprise today, but a slowdown could be looming on the horizon.

Emerging Markets Report (10-25-2018)

Sao_Paulo_Stock_Exchange, cc Rafael Matsunaga, modified, Wikicommons,

A tentative recovery after a sell-off rippled through global equity markets yesterday.

Interview: Edward Alden on Automation and the Future of Work


We sit down with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the future of employment and the US economy.

US-China Trade War: Shots Fired at ZTE as Washington Tries Reciprocity

Wilbur, cc Flickr U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand, modified,

President Trump reaches for China’s own playbook on trade, with disastrous results for ZTE.

Legal Ramifications in the Self-Driving Car Era

cc Flickr Maurizio Pesce, modified,

The advent of self-driving cars will inevitably give rise to difficult legal questions.

US-China Trade War: Chinese Tariffs Aim at the Heart of Trump Country

NingboAssembly, cc Flickr Siyuwj, modified,,_Ningbo.JPG

China’s response to the Trump tariffs was both swift and finely tuned to inflict maximum political damage on the president and his Republican allies in Congress.

Trump Expands His Trade War to China

cc Flickr Håkan Dahlström, modified,

The opening volleys have been fired in the long awaited US-China trade war.

The Fed Could Still Surprise in September

Yellen, cc Flickr Day Donaldson

Market turmoil is making the Fed’s September decision a lot more complicated than it seemed a month ago.

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