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Howard Schneider

Negative rates forever? Central bankers look for an exit

12:36am BST

WASHINGTON The world's most powerful policymakers are struggling to alleviate the pain of a slowing global economy with few levers left to pull and growing concern that one of them, negative interest rates, already is creating problems of its own.

Fed's Clarida keeps rate-cut door open; others less sure

19 Oct 2019

BOSTON/WASHINGTON In their last public comments before the Federal Reserve's next interest-rate decision, U.S. central bankers on Friday left the door open to a further reduction in borrowing costs as they continue to assess how household spending, the main driver of U.S. economic growth, is holding up.

Explainer: Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.

EXPLAINER-Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.

Corrected: Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.

CORRECTED-EXPLAINER-Democrats Warren and Sanders want wealth tax; economists explain how it works

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 From 1982 to 2018 the share of U.S. wealth held by the 400 richest Americans is estimated to have grown from 1% to around 3.5%, or probably around $3 trillion.

As the beer flows, so does the economy, as consumers keep growth aloft

16 Oct 2019

DENVER If the global economy hits the skids, the warning may come from the hop-covered taproom of the Denver Beer Co, where yearly sales are up 17% and founder Charlie Berger says the new "Juicy Freak" India Pale Ale is a bestseller despite its $1-per-pint higher price tag.

RPT-As the beer flows, so does the economy, as consumers keep growth aloft

16 Oct 2019

DENVER, Oct 16 If the global economy hits the skids, the warning may come from the hop-covered taproom of the Denver Beer Co, where yearly sales are up 17% and founder Charlie Berger says the new "Juicy Freak" India Pale Ale is a bestseller despite its $1-per-pint higher price tag.

As the beer flows, so does the economy, as consumers keep growth aloft

16 Oct 2019

DENVER, Oct 16 If the global economy hits the skids, the warning may come from the hop-covered taproom of the Denver Beer Co, where yearly sales are up 17% and founder Charlie Berger says the new "Juicy Freak" India Pale Ale is a bestseller despite its $1-per-pint higher price tag.

RPT-In planning for next U.S. recession, economists say, don't fret about debt

14 Oct 2019

DENVER, Oct 13 Economists are divided about when the next U.S. recession will arrive, but they largely agree on this: the country will need to fight it with a massive fiscal program, and be ready to swallow deficits that may eclipse the trillion-dollar shortfall run by the Trump administration this year.

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