Latest from Heather Long

The U.S. benchmark interest rate is now just shy of 2 percent, down from about 2.25 percent. The move was widely expected and falls well short of Trump’s call for a “big” cut.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Fed Chair Jerome Powell faces his trickiest test yet Wednesday as he will try to tell America the economy is doing well -- but it needs a little boost from an interest rate cut.

  • Sep 18, 2019

A strong economy was supposed to be the centerpiece of Trump's reelection campaign, but the trade war and uneven growth are giving Democrats a chance to attack.

  • Sep 17, 2019

Middle-class income rose above $63,000 for the first time last year as more Americans found jobs and saw pay increases.

  • Sep 10, 2019

Long sidelined, black and Hispanic women are jumping into the workforce. Will they have time to make up lost ground?

  • Sep 9, 2019

Hiring was below economists’ forecast of 160,000, heightening fears that Trump’s trade war is starting to bite and the U.S. economy may be hitting a rough patch.

  • Sep 6, 2019

Trump wants the Fed to boost the economy by slashing interest rates, but Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren warns, 'This isn't a free lunch. There are costs.'

  • Sep 3, 2019

The U.S. economy is slowing and warning signs are growing, but a downturn isn’t inevitable yet

  • Aug 29, 2019

The Trump Organization could see large savings in payments it is making on roughly $345 million in loans, according to public filings and financial experts. 

  • Aug 24, 2019

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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