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The move comes two days after President Trump told reporters that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective.

  • Aug 21, 2019

The president’s remarks came one day after The Washington Post reported that several senior White House officials had begun discussing such a move.

  • Aug 20, 2019

The discussions of a temporary payroll tax cut reveal growing concerns about the economy among President Trump’s top aides.

  • Aug 19, 2019

The president is seeking to play down the risk of a downturn while also pinning the blame for a potential downturn on the Federal Reserve.

  • Aug 19, 2019

  • Aug 15, 2019

Administration officials are not actively planning for a recession because they do not believe one will occur, and they worry that making such plans would validate a negative narrative about the economy and precipitate a crash, according to people involved in internal discussions.

  • Aug 15, 2019

The treasury secretary had repeatedly refused to pin China with such a designation.

  • Aug 15, 2019

For the first time since 2007, the yields on short-term U.S. bonds eclipsed those of long-term bonds. This phenomenon has preceded every recession in the last 50 years.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Hold on tariffs on cellphones, laptops, footwear reflects concerns about trade war’s potential effect on the U.S. economy.

  • Aug 13, 2019

Escalating trade tensions coincide with a new era of hostility between the Trump administration and some of America’s closest allies.

  • Jun 22, 2018
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