UK Pound Jumps, PM May Warns of 'No Brexit' Risk, as EU Deal Questions Mount

UK Pound Jumps, PM May Warns of 'No Brexit' Risk, as EU Deal Questions Mount

The U.K. pound traded near a two-month high Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May made her final plea to lawmakers to support her proposed plan to leave the European Union despite near certainty that it will be voted down in parliament later this week.

Consumer Prices Ease in December Thanks to Gas-Price Plunge

Consumer Prices Ease in December Thanks to Gas-Price Plunge

U.S. consumer prices slide 0.1% in December, dropping for the first time in nine months as gasoline prices decline. Excluding volatile food and energy items, prices rise 2.2% over the past 12 months, a moderate pace that could ease pressure on the Federal Reserve to maintain its three-year-long campaign to boost interest rates.

4 Important Things From the Fed Minutes Investors Should Know

4 Important Things From the Fed Minutes Investors Should Know

If the Fed pauses in March, that decision came after the December meeting.

Fed Officials, Fretting Over Markets, Saw Robust Economic Growth

Fed Officials, Fretting Over Markets, Saw Robust Economic Growth

The Federal Reserve released minutes from the monetary policy committee's meeting last month.

Small Businesses Hiring Like It's 1999, Yet Investing Like It's 2008

Small Businesses Hiring Like It's 1999, Yet Investing Like It's 2008

U.S. small-business owners reported a big drop in December in their plans for spending on things like new equipment, locations and technology, reflecting an increasingly sober economic outlook following last year's stock-market decline.

Fitch Warns on U.S. Triple-A Credit Rating If Shutdown Tests Debt Ceiling

Fitch Warns on U.S. Triple-A Credit Rating If Shutdown Tests Debt Ceiling

The United States could lose it triple-A credit rating if the current government shutdown triggers another debt ceiling breach, Fitch Ratings cautioned Wednesday, as the country runs a record deficit and pushes overall borrowing past $22 trillion.

Germany Edges Towards Recession as Industrial Output Slumps Amid Trade Wars

Germany Edges Towards Recession as Industrial Output Slumps Amid Trade Wars

Germany's powerful manufacturing sector, the engine room of the European economy, tipped closer to recession Tuesday after a much weaker-than-expected reading of industrial output for the month of November.

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

2019 Will Be a Good Year for Income Investors

For the first time in years we don't have to sacrifice quality to maintain income.

Federal Reserve Chair Says He Wouldn't Resign if Asked by Trump to Go

Federal Reserve Chair Says He Wouldn't Resign if Asked by Trump to Go

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he wouldn't resign if asked to depart by President Donald Trump, who has criticized the central bank for raising U.S. interest rates too quickly.

China Central Bank Cuts Key Lending Ratio as Trade Blunts Manufacturing Growth

China Central Bank Cuts Key Lending Ratio as Trade Blunts Manufacturing Growth

China's central bank said Friday that it will reduce the ratio of cash to loans that domestic lenders need to hold on their balance sheets, a move that will add around $220 billion to the nation's financial system as officials attempt to re-ignite growth in the world's second-largest economy.