Fed Beige Book says contacts report ‘solid’ holiday sales and have ‘modestly favorable’ expectations about 2020

2020-01-15

Getty Images People with shopping bags walk down the sidewalk during the Christmas holiday season last month. The outlook: Economic activity continued to expand “modestly” over the last six weeks of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, released Wednesday. Two districts: Richmond and Dallas, reported growth at above-averageRead More →

‘Real Housewives’ TV mogul wants to broker a deal with Meghan and Harry, and this is the age you’ll reach peak unhappiness

2020-01-13

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal Finance Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, worth $117 billion, is getting burned online for only donating $690,000 to Australian wildfire relief Metallica is donating $750,000, and Kylie Jenner is giving $1 million. ‘Real Housewives’ TV mogul wants to broker a deal withRead More →

Mnuchin says Boeing’s woes will slow U.S. growth in 2020

2020-01-12

Boeing Co.’s woes are expected to knock half a percentage point off U.S. economic growth in 2020, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday. “There’s no question that the Boeing situation is going to slow down the GDP numbers,” Mnuchin said Sunday during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”Read More →

‘Real Housewives’ TV mogul on Meghan and Harry’s bid for financial freedom and my ex-husband won’t leave our home and rents out rooms on Airbnb

2020-01-11

Don’t miss these top stories: ‘Meghan Markle found out she would be a civil servant in a tiara.’ How Meghan and Harry’s American adventure will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams With advice from friends like Oprah, the royal couple will likely follow the Obamas’ lucrative post-White House careerRead More →

Fed study finds Trump tariffs backfired

2019-12-27

Getty Images President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence examine a wheel loader from Caterpillar Inc. on the South Lawn of the White House in 2017. President Donald Trump’s strategy to use import tariffs to protect and boost U.S. manufacturers backfired and led to job losses and higher prices,Read More →