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Sunday, September 20, 2020
The Federal Reserve releases a statement at the conclusion of each of its policy-setting meetings, outlining the central bank’s economic outlook and the actions it plans to take. Fed watchers closely parse changes between statements to see how the Fed’s views are evolving. This tool compares the latest statement with... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. From Liberty Bonds to Coronavirus Bills U.S. debt has reached its highest level compared to the size of the economy since World War II and is projected to exceed it... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-03
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. More Output, Fewer Workers U.S. factory output continued to grow in August, but the picture for employment was mixed, a possible sign of lingering uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic among... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-02
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Big Gains, Permanent Losses The U.S. employment report for August is out Friday and likely to show another month of historic labor-market gains. But the number of jobs will remain... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-31
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. U.S. consumer spending numbers are due out this morning, the Fed makes a major shift in the way it sets interest rates and Europe is facing a big rise in... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-28
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Long Road to Recovery The world’s rich economies experienced the deepest contraction in at least six decades in the spring, while continuing outbreaks of the novel coronavirus mean their path... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-27
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. House Hunters U.S. new-home sales rose to the highest level since the waning days of the housing bubble, underscoring a strong recovery for the housing market as people search out... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-26
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. China is closing the economic gap with the U.S., another round of Covid lockdowns would be too costly, more U.S. workers are testing positive for drugs, and Canada scores a... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-25
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. It’s another full week for economic data and policy talk, bookended by the Republican National Convention at the start of the week and the Kansas City Fed’s annual policy retreat—this... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-24
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Wrong Way New applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, another sign the labor market’s recovery is cooling amid continuing disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Weekly initial claims for jobless... Read more
Published on: 2020-08-21
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Baby Please Don’t Go American women had babies at record-low rates last year and pushed U.S. births down to their smallest total in 35 years. About 3.75 million babies were... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-20
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. We Really Don’t Know Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. economy could take more than a year to recover from the coronavirus-induced shock. “The economy will recover. It... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-18
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Survey Says U.S. unemployment is expected to hit 17% in June and gross domestic product will contract at an annual rate of 32% in the second quarter, according to a... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-14
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. U.S. consumer prices are falling, U.K. GDP is contracting, budget deficits are skyrocketing and yet there are signs we may be hitting bottom. Jeff Sparshott here with the latest on... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-13
This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. V-Shaped Recovery Unlikely China’s factory-gate prices in April fell by the steepest margin in four years. Manufacturers have struggled with deflationary pressures from the coronavirus pandemic, which has crimped demand... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-12
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