Latest from Heather Long

U.S. stocks suffered an across-the-board rout for most of Thursday. Oil prices plunged, and omens of a recession emerged in the bond market.

  • Dec 6, 2018

The stock market is careening and the trade deficit is the widest in 10 years as Americans buy more foreign goods but struggle to sell products abroad.

  • Dec 6, 2018

Despite political head winds and market jitters, U.S. consumers -- who drive 70 percent of the economy -- are optimistic and spending a lot.

  • Dec 4, 2018

U.S.-China trade relations are basically back to where they were in the spring — before Trump unleashed his tariff war. There have been few breakthroughs.

  • Dec 3, 2018

Forecasters are predicting a slowdown, and the president may look for someone to blame.

  • Nov 13, 2018

About a million Americans live full-time in RVs. Many say this modern nomadic lifestyle has improved their marriages and made them much happier.

  • Nov 12, 2018

Peter Navarro, a key Trump trade adviser, slams China for 'having their way with us' and Wall Street billionaires for advocating for a fast deal.

  • Nov 9, 2018

Voters in Arkansas approved a minimum wage increase to $11 an hour by 2021, which in many ways is better than $15 in California. The red state offers a test case of whether there will be any downsides to higher entry-level pay.

  • Nov 8, 2018

The U.S. economy looks very strong on almost every front, the Fed said several times in a statement released Thursday.

  • Nov 8, 2018

China accused President Trump of launching the “largest trade war in economic history.” That's not true. The 1930s (among others) were worse.

  • Jul 9, 2018
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