Economic Indicators

Fed Holds Rates Steady

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely, with moderate economic growth and low unemployment expected to continue through next year’s presidential election. The… Read More ›

Solid Economic Data

⇑⇓ Today’s Stock Market Quotes ⇓⇑ Investors pushed up the value of risk assets on the assumption that the American economy isn’t close to signaling a recession. Stocks rallied as strong jobs and consumer sentiment reports bolstered confidence in the world’s largest… Read More ›

U.S. Retail Sales Rebound

U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales increased 0.3% last month,… Read More ›

China’s Economic Slowdown

China’s economy keeps flashing warning signs that it is losing steam—but, unlike past episodes, Beijing isn’t likely to stoke the fires to boost growth. The world’s second-largest economy, battered by a trade war with the U.S., is experiencing a slowdown… Read More ›

Italy’s Government Collapsed

{ Italy Government Crisis – Stock Market News } … Italy’s government collapsed, plunging the economically fragile country into deeper political turmoil, and triggering a scramble to form a new governing coalition to keep the increasingly popular far-right out of power. Prime… Read More ›