economic decline

America's manufacturing is at a slowdown

America's manufacturing industry is in contraction. Business spending is soft. And now the biggest chunk of the economy, the US service sector, is growing at its weakest pace in three years.

Disabled Brits struggle under nine year of austerity

Sarifa Patel's 500-foot trip to her nearest bus stop takes half an hour. Walking is painful and she needs several breaks. Patel, who lives in east London, has a wheelchair, but since undergoing surgery a few years ago she no longer has the strength to push herself.

China's economy is getting worse

China's economic slowdown keeps getting worse. That could give the country incentive to repair its trading relationship with the United States and take more steps to stimulate its economy.

Putin builds war chest

In the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday that "the time is right" for reconciliation in EU-Moscow relations.

Trump again dangles a promise of tax cuts

President Donald Trump is reviving last year's promise to slash taxes for America's middle class as he seeks to bolster his reelection bid against Democratic pledges to help people suffering under piles of student loan debt and wrestling to pay oversized medical bills.

How to find yield in a low-rate world

If you're starting to plan for retirement, odds are you've been told to reduce your exposure to risky stocks and add more safe haven bonds. That's typically what financial planners and investment strategists advise, because bonds provide steady income payments.

Fed's Powell signals a possible rate cut

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday repeated his pledge to do whatever it takes to keep the US economy growing and waved off fears of an imminent recession despite "significant risks" from uncertainty around trade.

Hong Kong stocks enjoy best day in weeks

Hong Kong stocks turned in their strongest performance of the year on Tuesday, gaining nearly 4% on news that a controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests would be completely withdrawn.

Dow logs second-worst month of the year

On the last trading day of August, the Dow and the broader stock market logged their second-worst month of this year. Stocks finished mixed Friday, giving up gains after opening higher.

Is a recession coming? Here's how to tell

Warning bells are going off about a possible recession in America, perhaps in time for the 2020 election. The key to whether the US economy keeps growing or stalls rests largely on consumers, and whether or not they keep spending.