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Friday, Aug 18

17

Consumer sentiment rises to highest level since January

CNBC / Economy

The consumer sentiment index rose to 97.6 in August, in a survey of consumers by The University of Michigan.

Thursday, Aug 17

21

Low yields are warning Fed to think twice on rate hike: Kaplan

CNBC / Economy

Robert Kaplan said he would need to see evidence that prices will rise in the medium term to support another interest-rate hike.

15

US factory output slips in July on tumbling auto production

CNBC / U.S.

U.S. factory output fell in July, pulled down by tumbling auto production.

Union Pacific to layoff 750 US employees amid broader cost-cutting

CNBC / U.S.

The largest railroad in the U.S. continues to cut costs, this time by laying off about 8 percent of its workforce.

US jobless claims fall to near six-month low

CNBC / U.S.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week.

Wednesday, Aug 16

10

Plans to unwind banking regulation ‘very, very dangerous,’ says Fed’s Fischer

CNBC / Economy

Leading Federal Reserve policymaker Stanley Fischer has hit out at plans to unwind banking regulation, brandishing it a “terrible mistake.”

Tuesday, Aug 15

22

As housing affordability weakens, more buyers are left out in the cold

CNBC / U.S.

Homes priced under $200,000 made up 44 percent of the market in 2010. Today, they are just 16 percent of new, for-sale construction, data show.

18

NAFTA negotiators aiming for 'ambitious' first round of talks, US trade official says

CNBC

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an ambitious first round of NAFTA talks.

Consumers are shopping, showing economy may be stronger than expected

CNBC / Economy

July's strong retail sales relieved some of the fears that the real cause of low inflation is a weak consumer.

17

US business inventories post biggest gain in seven months

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U.S. business inventories recorded their biggest increase in seven months in June.

16

The real 'deep state' sabotage is happening at the Fed

CNBC / Economy

Trump's economy is caught in the crossfire, and growing slower because of it, says Vox's Matt Yglesias.

15

UPS CEO: Fix infrastructure because 5-minute delays can cost us $105 million per year

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David Abney also made the case in a joint op-ed with rival FedEx CEO Frederick Smith in Sunday's Wall Street Journal.

High-tech US plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle

CNBC / Economy

American manufacturers have added nearly a million jobs, but now they demand more education and specialized skills.

US import prices rebound after two straight monthly declines

CNBC / Economy

Import prices increased in July, driven by rising costs for petroleum products and food, but underlying imported inflation remained muted.

US retail sales post biggest gain in seven months

CNBC / Economy

U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles as well as discretionary spending.

Don't believe tax reform polls, Americans 'hungry for something better,' says top House GOP tax writer

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The Texas congressman says the House, Senate and the Trump White House are united on taxes, unlike on health care.

14

Ahead of NAFTA talks, a major Hispanic business leader says don't rip up the deal

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Tearing up NAFTA "makes no sense whatsoever," U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chief Javier Palomarez tells CNBC.

Monday, Aug 14

17

Canada suggests it could quit US-Mexico trade agreement talks over way it handles disputes

CNBC / U.S.

Canada threatens to walk away from NAFTA if a dispute settlement mechanism is nixed.

16

The next GOP hurdle: Many Americans aren't sure they even need tax reform

CNBC / Economy

Republicans' plan to slash corporate taxes may not go down easily for those who say businesses should pay more.

14

US tax change proposals anger builders, real estate agents, charities

CNBC / U.S.

Industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax.

Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for a probe into intellectual property

CNBC / U.S.

President Donald Trump will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property.

Average US gas prices jump 8 cents thanks to crude costs

CNBC / U.S.

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40.

13

Trump on collision course with the auto industry as Canada-Mexico trade talks start

CNBC / U.S.

The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week.

12

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will ‘poison’ relations

CNBC / U.S.

Trump's order to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.

Friday, Aug 11

16

US economic expansion to last another two years or more: Reuters poll

CNBC / Economy

The U.S. economic expansion will last at least another two years, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

15

Despite the Amazon effect, here's how mom and pop stores are thriving on Main Street

CNBC / Economy

Big-box retailers may be struggling, but local mom and pops are staying afloat, especially in ethnic neighborhoods.

US consumer prices rise less than expected in July

CNBC / Economy

U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in July, pointing to benign inflation that could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates again this year.

13

White House reportedly plans to release tax reform framework in September

CNBC / U.S.

The White House plans to release a brief document in early- to mid-September outlining a framework for overhauling the U.S. tax code.

Thursday, Aug 10

19

Trump-backed immigration plan would cause GDP and jobs to slide, Wharton analysis says

CNBC / Economy

Plan to cut legal immigration backed by President Donald Trump would cause U.S. GDP and jobs to dip over time, study says.

17

Dudley reinforces Fed expectation of US inflation rebound

CNBC / Economy

The Fed expects sluggish inflation to rise over the next few months while the hot labor market gets hotter, said NY Fed's William Dudley.