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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news briefing

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin keeps insisting Trump’s tax cuts will pay for themselves despite consistent evidence they exploded the federal defici...

A Trump administration talking point is emerging again as it designs another plan it's calling "Tax Cuts 2.0." But the last round swelled the deficit.

Here’s how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.
2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

Trump says reforming Social Security and Medicare is ‘the easiest of all things’ as he appears open to cutting entitlement spending

Any initiative to cut spending on Social Security and Medicare would be a break from his 2016 campaign pledge to protect funding for those programs.
Gary Cohn.

‘He could have had it all:’ A former top Trump economic adviser says the president messed up on the economy

Gary Cohn said Trump's tariffs on China lessened any stimulative effect for businesses from the 2017 Republican tax cuts.

Existing-home sales in the US soar to best pace in nearly 2 years

The median sale price hit $274,500, a 7.8% increase from the year-ago period as buyer demand outpaced market supply and contractors' pace.

‘Big mistake’ — Trump blasts Fed for curbing growth and shackling stocks by hiking interest rates

The president said US economic growth would be close to 4% and the Dow could be more than a third higher with lower interest rates.
2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

Trump made some eyebrow-raising statements about the US economy in his big speech at Davos — here are the facts behind five bold claims

Trump made five bold claims about the US economy at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Here are the facts about them.
Employees of German car manufacturer Porsche work on a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, January 26, 2018.

The Trump administration declines to release report justifying car tariffs

The move came in direct defiance of lawmakers who have questioned whether vehicles present a threat to national security.
U.S. President Trump departs for travel to Louisiana from the White House in Washington

‘Who the hell cares about the budget?’: Trump tears into critics of mounting federal spending and debt under his watch

"We're going to have a country," Trump said about rising federal spending, according to a report in The Washington Post.

China tariffs could stay on even after a phase-2 trade deal, Mnuchin says

The comments came just days after President Donald Trump said that all tariffs would be removed if a phase-two deal is completed.