U.S. Jobs Growth Slows in August Despite Big Boost From 2020 Census Hiring

U.S. Jobs Growth Slows in August Despite Big Boost From 2020 Census Hiring

A report Friday from the Labor Department shows the U.S. economy added 130,000 jobs in August, down from 164,000 in July. Economists had forecast a gain of 160,000 jobs. The month's gains included 25,000 temporary workers hired by the U.S. government to prepare for the 2020 census.

Ugly September Has Arrived -- Here's Your Selloff-Protected Strategy

Ugly September Has Arrived -- Here's Your Selloff-Protected Strategy

Don't panic, investors. There's always return somewhere.

My Worth Is My Bond

My Worth Is My Bond

The bond market has no single-source indicator like the S&P 500, but looking at a variety of indexes, 2019 has been a terrific year.

U.S. Private Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in August, More Than Expected, ADP Says

U.S. Private Employers Add 195,000 Jobs in August, More Than Expected, ADP Says

Private companies add a net 195,000 jobs in August, according to the payroll firm Automatic Data Processing. Economists had expected an increase of 150,000 jobs.

Market Movers: August U.S. Jobs Report

Market Movers: August U.S. Jobs Report

Overall, U.S. job gains have slowed. What number is a tipping point for the Fed?

Bank Stocks a Better Long-Term Bet Than Short-Term, One Expert Says

Bank Stocks a Better Long-Term Bet Than Short-Term, One Expert Says

Here's the a grounded way to think about the currently tricky U.S. banks stocks.

This Obscure Data Point Might Point to Trump Losing Battle on U.S. Trade Deficit

This Obscure Data Point Might Point to Trump Losing Battle on U.S. Trade Deficit

While the latest government economic data show a slight narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit in July, a more recent survey of manufacturers shows that exports might be headed for a steep contraction in coming months, as U.S. companies adjust to President Donald Trump's tariff battles with China.

Top Aide to Fed's Powell Strikes Dovish Tone, Is `Laser-Focused' on Inflation

Top Aide to Fed's Powell Strikes Dovish Tone, Is `Laser-Focused' on Inflation

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams says he's `laser-focused' on pushing up the U.S. inflation rate toward the central bank's 2% target. While he didn't say so explicitly, it's a signal that he's open to cutting official U.S. interest rates further.

How Low Can Treasury Yields Fall in the U.S.?

How Low Can Treasury Yields Fall in the U.S.?

Let's look at a number of charts to get some perspective on this investment arena.

U.S. Mortgage-Refinancing Boom Wanes Even as 30-Year Rate Slides to 3-Year Low

U.S. Mortgage-Refinancing Boom Wanes Even as 30-Year Rate Slides to 3-Year Low

Swings in global interest rates, partly a result of the U.S. trade tensions in China, appear to be holding back some would-be borrowers, a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association says.