More from Christopher Rugaber
Fed Seems Inclined to Keep Rates Low
Federal Reserve officials noted the risk posed by China's virus outbreak.
Feb 19th, 2020
Hurt by Boeing, US Factory Output Slips 0.1%
US manufacturing has shown signs of recovering from a year-long downturn but is facing a fresh challenge from Boeing's troubles.
Feb 14th, 2020
Compensation Growth Slowed in '19
The slowdown in salary and benefit growth has been a surprise to economists since the unemployment rate is at a half-century low.
Jan 31st, 2020
Laws & Regulations
Fed Leaves Rate Alone, Sees Virus as Risk
The central bank said it would hold short-term rates in a range of 1.5% to 1.75%, far below levels that have been typical during previous expansions.
Jan 29th, 2020
Fed Seems Content With Low Rates But Confronts Challenges
Even with the Fed seemingly comfortable with the range of its historically-low benchmark rate of 1.5% to 1.75%, questions about its policy-making remain.
Jan 27th, 2020
Labor Dept. Clarifies 'Joint Employer'
The issue mostly affects franchise businesses, but also firms that have outsourced services such as cleaning and maintenance.
Jan 13th, 2020
Trump to Sign 1st-Step China Deal Jan. 15
The so-called “Phase One” agreement is smaller than the comprehensive deal Trump had hoped for and leaves many of the thorniest issues between the two countries for future talks.
Jan 2nd, 2020
Employers Post More Jobs in October
The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available positions rose 3.3% to nearly 7.3 million.
Dec 17th, 2019
Holiday Shopping Off to Slow Start
With Thanksgiving falling later in November there were fewer shopping days after Black Friday.
Dec 16th, 2019
Fed Leaves Low Rates Alone
Fueling that expectation is the growing belief of Fed officials that inflation will remain tame even as the economy keeps growing modestly and the job market remains solid.
Dec 12th, 2019