[WASHINGTON] The US Federal Reserve kept the benchmark lending rate unchanged on Thursday, highlighting the continued strong performance of the economy but also pointing to a slowdown in business...

[WASHINGTON] No US economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise the all-important benchmark interest rate on Thursday but they are watching closely for any signals about how concerned the...

[WASHINGTON] The Federal Reserve opened its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday, with central bankers widely expected to hold their fire but likely to signal a December rate hike.

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THE US trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap with China hit a record amid an escalating tariff war.

[WASHINGTON] The US trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap with China hit a record amid an escalating tariff war.

[WASHINGTON] American workers enjoyed the biggest leap in pay since 2009 as job gains topped forecasts and the unemployment rate held at a 48-year low, a boost for President Donald Trump ahead of...

WHATEVER one thinks of US President Donald Trump, it is hard to deny that much of America is feeling great again.

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc said that "fear" has made a comeback, and gold is benefiting as stocks slide and investors fret more about the possibility that the US economy may tumble back into...

[WASHINGTON] The US economy is in good shape to keep expanding, but more interest rate increases will be needed to maintain that trajectory without inflation, newly-installed Federal Reserve Vice-...

[WASHINGTON] US firms nationwide complain trade disputes with China and others are boosting the prices of key inputs, while they continue to face widespread labour shortages, the Federal Reserve said...