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US economy beats estimates, adds 225,000 jobs in January as wages grow

The US labor market entered 2020 on a stronger than expected note, adding jobs for a record 112th month.
FILE PHOTO: Customers wear masks as they shop for instant noodles at a supermarket following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Hong Kong

How countries around the world are fighting to keep growth afloat as the coronavirus threatens the economy

The coronavirus could chip away as much as 0.3% from global GDP, which would bring annual growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis.
A Toyota automaker employee moves an engine at the Toyota engine assembly line in Huntsville, Alabama November 13, 2009.

US manufacturing climbs out of contraction territory for the first time in 6 months

A key gauge of US factory activity rebounded more than expected in January, climbing out of contraction territory for the first time since July.

The US economy grew at the weakest pace of Trump’s presidency in 2019

That brought full-year GDP growth to 2.3%, falling short of the 3% target that President Donald Trump has long pledged to meet.

Trump’s favorite trade-war scorecard posts its best figure in 3 years

Trade figures have been volatile since the US slapped tariffs on thousands of imports last year, drawing in-kind responses from China and others.

Goldman Sachs made 10 predictions about the US economy in 2019 — these 3 were wrong

The bank's economists missed the mark with their forecasts around inflation, interest rates, and money supply.

Consumers fueled US economy in 3rd quarter as tariffs hit business investment

Strong consumer activity this summer partially offset the effects of an ongoing trade dispute between the two largest economies.

The US economy slowed less than expected in the 3rd quarter amid strong consumer spending

The results cast further doubt on the prospect that Trump would fulfill his longstanding pledge to bring US growth to or above 3% this year.

China’s growth slumped to a record low last quarter — and it could drop even lower next year, the IMF warns

"We have trade tensions, we have other geopolitical forces, we have all these uncertainties around the world."

Trade wars could slow global growth to weakest pace since financial crisis, IMF warns

Trade tensions could push the world economy to grow at its slowest pace since the financial crisis a decade ago, the IMF warned Tuesday.