More from Martin Crutsinger
IMF: Economy in Recession
The head of the IMF said it could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn.
Mar 29th, 2020
Durable Goods Up Pre-Virus
Despite a surge in February, economists are looking for weak reports in coming months.
Mar 25th, 2020
Durable Goods Orders Up 1.2% in Feb.
It was the best month since December, though economists are expecting weak reports in coming months.
Mar 25th, 2020
Retail Sales Fall 0.5% in Feb
Economists said they were looking for even weaker numbers in coming months.
Mar 17th, 2020
US Wholesale Prices Fall 0.6%
Measuring price pressures before they reach the consumer, the producer price index's fall followed a 0.5% January rise.
Mar 12th, 2020
Laws & Regulations
US Tax Deadline May Be Delayed Amid Outbreak
The Trump administration said it is looking to provide relief for most individual taxpayers as well as small businesses.
Mar 11th, 2020
US Productivity Up 1.2% in Q4
The 1.9% productivity gain for the year was up from smaller increases of 1.4% in 2018 and 1.3% in 2017.
Mar 5th, 2020
Fed: Coronavirus Impacting Parts of US Economy
Tourism from China is being affected and American manufacturers are beginning to report supply chain delays, the Fed's report said.
Mar 4th, 2020
Virus Spread Prompts Fed to Slash Rates
The Fed's announcement of a steep rate cut signaled its growing concern that the coronavirus poses an escalating threat and could trigger a recession.
Mar 3rd, 2020
Economy Grew in Q4 as Virus Threat Looms
Economists have been downgrading their forecasts for the first quarter of this year as fears of the virus’ impact have escalated.
Feb 27th, 2020