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American manufacturing is in danger of entering a mild recession this year

A measure of factory output unexpectedly fell at the start of the year, raising concerns that the sector could be headed for a downturn.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 17, 2019.

Stocks tumble after weak retail sales fan slowdown fears

Stocks fell Thursday after a measure of US consumer spending unexpectedly tumbled at the end of 2018, renewing expectations for slowing growth.

‘Unbelievable’: Retail sales collapsed by the most since 2009 in December

The unexpected drop in retail sales has fueled concerns about an economy that's primarily driven by consumer spending.

Rising household debt in China could threaten growth and financial stability, Fed economists warn

Household debt has cast uncertainty on growth and financial stability in the world's second-largest economy.

American household debt just hit a new record high

Americans faced record levels of debt between October and December of 2018, with the amount owed by households rising for an 18th consecutive quarter.

Oil supply concerns mount as OPEC cuts output, US sanctions bite

Middle Eastern oil producers capable of filling a gap left by American energy sanctions have followed through with plans to slash production, raising concerns about global supply of heavy crude.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Billionaires who hate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% tax on the superrich are adamant it will hurt the economy — but history suggests othe...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the ultrarich faced quick backlash. But a compelling case can be made that it's an optimal rate for the economy.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Tom Brady and the US economy have a lot in common

Bank of America wrote that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose team just won the Super Bowl, bears some similarities to the US economy.
A trader talks on two phones during a bills auction in Madrid.

The most disappointing earnings season in years has turned into a ‘minefield’

This corporate earnings season's busiest week has ended. The results have underscored what a tumultuous season the market has seen so far.

January’s jobs report just threw cold water on hopes for a dovish Fed

The latest snapshot of the US labor market could upend newfound expectations for the Federal Reserve to take a break on raising borrowing costs.