Optimism over a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China is pushing stocks to record highs in the final days of the year. But Wall Street banks still believe trade is one of the biggest risks for markets in 2020.
A sales warning from one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies is undermining hopes for a significantly stronger global economy in 2020.
America's housing market has come back to life in the final months of the year and promises to boost the economy in 2020.
It's an automatic reflex for many of us: obediently tapping a few times on a can of beer or soda to stop it from frothing over.
How's the US economy doing? Increasingly, the answer depends whether you're a Republican or a Democrat.
Trade jitters have taken financial markets on a wild ride this year, putting some cracks in the global economy. But stocks still kept hitting record highs.
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at its December meeting on Wednesday, halting a series of rate cuts that lifted markets and countered recession fears amid ongoing trade uncertainty.
Wall Street expects the longest bull market in American history to extend into next year. For all the concerns about slowing US economic growth, there's consensus that stocks can continue to rise.
Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve known for his battles against inflation in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. He was 92.
Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers says President Donald Trump's love affair with tariffs is backfiring. And he's not surprised at all.
It's an interesting time for the Christmas tree industry right now: There are fewer Christmas trees being grown than 10 to 15 years ago, yet more people are buying them. And, they're paying a heftier price to boot.
Asian markets advanced Monday after a couple of economic reports showed some signs of promise for China's manufacturing sector.
Three years ago, India was enjoying economic growth of about 9%. Now the rate of expansion has slumped to just half that.
The US economy grew faster than initially expected in the third quarter, revised GDP estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Wednesday.
For all the chatter about a looming recession in the United States or Europe, it's important to remember: right now, forecasters don't expect the global economy to contract.
China won't have to sacrifice economic growth or prosperity to go carbon neutral in the next few decades, according to a new report.
Janet Yellen is concerned the US-China trade war may end the longest economic expansion in American history.
The current political climate is spurring the richest 5% of US households to donate more.
Fewer international students are coming to the United States. That's hurting American universities and the economy.
Climate change will have an impact on economic growth over the next decade — and not for the better. North America is no exception, but it is better off than the rest of the world.
America's health care sector is an employment powerhouse that is keeping the US labor market strong. Health care hiring is so robust, the industry would be pretty much immune to a recession or changes in politics.
Europe's largest economy narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, expanding by 0.1% over the previous three-month period.
The political unrest in Asia's premiere financial hub has taken a dark, violent turn this week. But the turmoil is not scaring investors and companies away — at least, not yet.
It's been just over two months since Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe died, and almost two years since he was ousted from office, but some Zimbabweans say life is tougher than ever.