Trump lays into the Fed, says he's 'not thrilled' about interest rate hikes
In a stinging and historically rare criticism, President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the Federal Reserve and said the central bank could disrupt the economic recovery.
Copper — a metal with a history of predicting economic trouble — hits 1-year low, nears bear market
Copper prices reached their lowest levels in a year on Thursday amid concerns that a global trade war could strain global supply chains and slow down the global economy.
Trump trade tactics sabotaging the economy and markets, Stephen Roach warns
Yale senior fellow Stephen Roach says the markets are too complacent when it comes to trade war risks.
Fed's banking supervisor backs new interest rate benchmark
The Federal Reserve's banking supervisor gave his backing Thursday to a new interest rate benchmark for institutions to use when lending to each other.
Leading indicators up slightly more than expected in June
The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index was expected to gain in June.
The most important number in finance is going away. Wall St. isn’t prepared.
Libor, a crucial interest rate benchmark, could be gone by 2021. The New York Times reports.
US weekly jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week.
The EU is making a retaliation list to strike back if the US hits European cars with tariffs
The European Union is making a list of goods it could target as a way to retaliate against potential tariffs on European cars, an EU official said Thursday.
Biggest threat to markets and economy is a Democrat win in November, Trump advisor Hassett says
The main thing that could derail markets and the economy would be a Democrat takeover of Congress, White House economic advisor Kevin Hassett said Thursday.