Latest from Heather Long
‘It isn’t better or more comfortable to be poor and on public benefits now, it’s actually worse than it was,’ Powell told U.S. senators this week.
  • Feb 15, 2020
Shelton is an outspoken critic of the Fed. Some say she would bring a fresh perspective to the central bank. Others say she would undermine U.S. economic policy.
  • Feb 12, 2020
Powell said it is 'very likely' the coronavirus will impact the U.S. economy and the Fed is closely monitoring the situation for possible 'disruptions in China that spill over to the rest of the global economy.'
  • Feb 11, 2020
Americans’ confidence about the economy has soared even though the economy looks a lot like it did at the end of the Obama years. Several more years of growth and job gains have convinced many Americans that this recovery can keep going.
  • Feb 10, 2020
Business experts had expected a more modest monthly total, saying it was inevitable with the economy’s long expansion.
  • Feb 7, 2020
‘There are a lot of questions about her,’ said GOP Sen. Richard C. Shelby. Her views on gold, ending deposit insurance and having the Fed work closer with the White House make many economists uneasy.
  • Feb 7, 2020
The broad consensus among economists is that the U.S. economy is doing well, but these are not unprecedented times.
  • Feb 4, 2020
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont is making the case that the United States should be more like the Nordic countries. Finland's prime minister agrees.
  • Feb 3, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent Shelton a six-page letter Thursday questioning Shelton's ties to President Trump and 'radical' economic views.
  • Jan 31, 2020