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eMarketer Explores Effect of Tariffs on Ecommerce Companies

Of all the recent economic stories that have developed in recent months, perhaps the most notable has been the on-going controversies around trade policy and tariffs. Aside from the typical political debates that tend to erupt whenever either party makes a move, the tariffs have been especially divisive as they've managed...

United States Economy Adds 200,000+ Jobs in August

August 2018 proved to be another strong month in terms of job growth in the United States, with the economy adding 201,000 new jobs during the month. Not only did this mark the 95th consecutive month of job gains but also slightly outpaced the 12-month average of 196,000 jobs added. Despite...

U.S.'s Trade Deficit Grew in July

When President Trump took office in January of last year, he brought a renewed interest to a figure that hadn't been as talked about previously: the U.S.'s trade deficit. In other words, the United States imported more goods than it exported during the month. Trump has often cited the trade...

Trump Announces U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to Replace NAFTA

After a rough few days for the White House late last week, this morning President Trump announced that the United States had reached a tentative trade deal with our southern neighbors. Currently known as the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement, the president says he's purposely ditching the NAFTA name, citing the...

We're Now in the Longest Bull Market in History — Or Are We?

As the closing bell rang on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, investors and others celebrated a milestone that carries with it a fairly impressive title: the longest bull market in history. In this case the bull market dates all the way back to March 9th, 2009, meaning the previous record...

President Trump "Not Thrilled" With Interest Rate Increases

Following a trend the President has shown for lashing out at his own appointees — including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai, and others — Trump is now expressing displeasure with the direction of the Federal Reserve chaired by Jerome Powell. Namely the president has criticised the...

Congressional Budget Office Projects Economic Slowing in 2019

Last month it was announced that the U.S. economy grew by an impressive 4.1% in the second quarter of 2018. The figure was well-touted by President Trump, who declared, "We’re on track to hit the highest annual growth rate in over 13 years." Now the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports that...