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Trump says he cancelled peace talks with Taliban over attack

08 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week for an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. | Video

August jobs report points to slowing economy, Fed rate cut

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August, reflecting the U.S. trade war with China and raising expectations for a Federal Reserve rate cut this month.

RPT-Farm loan delinquencies surge in U.S. election battleground Wisconsin

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Sept 5 Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting farmers hard in a state that could be crucial for his chances of re-election in 2020.

Farm loan delinquencies surge in U.S. election battleground Wisconsin

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting farmers hard in a state that could be crucial for his chances of re-election in 2020.

U.S. economy growing modestly as trade war dents activity: Fed

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 The U.S. economy grew at a modest pace in recent weeks, with manufacturing buffeted by a global slowdown while consumer purchases gave mixed signals on the strength of household spending, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday.

Fed's Barkin says watching growth, monitoring impact of last rate cut

28 Aug 2019

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V. Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Wednesday said he was closely watching developments around the outlook for economic growth but had yet to make up his mind on whether the economy needs another interest rate cut.

U.S. new home sales drop sharply, point to more housing weakness

23 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Sales of new U.S. single-family homes sank more than expected in July, a sign that the housing market continued in low gear despite lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market.

U.S. factories show signs of trouble; labor market still firm

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Activity is contracting in the U.S. manufacturing sector but the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, signs that factories are suffering from a global slowdown even as the broader labor market remains healthy.

Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican president's re-election prospects in 2020.

Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts

22 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

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