economy

U.S. Political News: Fort Report, Good Economic News

WASHINGTON – The Fort Report is provided by U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, 1st Congressional District of Nebraska.  Report for September 14, 2018 is as follows: My office recently received a call from Craig, who does a tidy business in industrial coatings.  He had an unusual complaint: Business is too good!  He could not hire enough qualified … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Fort Report, Good Economic News

WASHINGTON | Fed survey finds concerns about rising trade tensions

WASHINGTON  — The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that its latest survey of business conditions nationwide found rising concerns over the impact Trump administration trade policies could have on the economy. The Fed’s 12 regional banks said the economy is growing at a moderate pace although three districts — Philadelphia, St. Louis and Kansas City — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed survey finds concerns about rising trade tensions

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wrong on economy and treason

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump inaccurately claimed the strongest economic record ever as he capped a week featuring varied misrepresentations from the White House and in hearings for his Supreme Court nominee. A look at recent rhetoric and how it compares with the facts: ECONOMY TRUMP: “The Economy is booming like never before, Jobs are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wrong on economy and treason

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says impeachment would cause economic dive

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he believes the economy would tank if he were to be impeached. Trump was asked in an interview with “Fox & Friends” if he believes Democrats will launch impeachment proceedings if they win the House this fall, as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says impeachment would cause economic dive

WASHINGTON | Fed minutes suggest further rate hikes coming ‘soon’

WASHINGTON  — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month said that a strong economy meant that it would “likely soon be appropriate” to boost their benchmark interest rate for a third time this year. But minutes of their discussions also revealed deepening concerns about how the economy would fare under the Trump administration’s trade policies and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed minutes suggest further rate hikes coming ‘soon’

WASHINGTON  | Trump officials predict sustained growth in the economy

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s top economic policymakers insisted that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve’s independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest rates. “We as an administration absolutely support the independence of the Fed, and the president … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump officials predict sustained growth in the economy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-truths on court case, economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time. A week in review: TRUMP: “Just won lawsuit filed by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-truths on court case, economy