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Fed Chair Jerome Powell is giving a speech this week, and traders will be listening closely for any hints of further interest-rate cuts

The Federal Reserve trimmed interest rates for the first time in a decade last month, and traders are hungry for more cuts.

US farmers are slamming Trump — saying ‘trade policy is not a game’ and China tariffs will plague ranchers for ‘decades’...

Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, told Bloomberg that Trump's tariffs would hurt American farmers — part of his own voter base.
Jerome Powell is expected to cut rates today.

Here are the 4 most important things to know before today’s Fed decision

The Fed is expected to make a 25 basis point cut in its main interest rate. Then what?

Goldman Sachs says we’re relying too much on manufacturing to measure the US economy

"We warn against putting excessive weight on ups and downs in manufacturing data," Goldman analysts say.

Chinese investment into the US has plunged 90% since Trump took office — and poorer states may get hit the hardest

Trump's trade war is in part to blame as well as a slowing Chinese economy. States like Michigan could lose out the most.

Trump’s top economic advisor just applauded Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her questions about low unemployment to Fed Chair Jerome Powell

In a congressional hearing Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy can sustain unemployment "substantially lower than we thought."
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Trump just took his trade battle to a new front — and now traders are more sure than ever that the Fed is going to cut rates

Trump announced that he will impose tariffs on all Mexican imports, pushing expectations that the Fed will cut rates higher.
If California were a country, it would have the fifth highest GDP in the world.

11 mind-blowing facts about the US economy

The US economy has been the world's biggest for more than a century. Here are some mind-blowing facts about America's economy.

US stocks set to follow Asia markets lower after report that US-China trade talks are ‘like pulling teeth’

Also weighing on sentiment: US retail sales dropped the most in a decade and President Trump plans to declare a national emergency to get wall funds.