Economic Report: U.S. industrial production falls in January for the first time in eight months

Economic Report: U.S. industrial production falls in January for the first time in eight months

By Senior economics reporter A Launch 27 boat at the Winnebago Industries Inc. Chris-Craft manufacturing facility in Sarasota, Florida. The numbers: Industrial production sank 0.6% in January, the first drop… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar holds strength amid mixed data, set for weekly gain

Currencies: Dollar holds strength amid mixed data, set for weekly gain

The U.S. dollar strengthened on Friday amid myriad economic data and Congressional moves that appear set to avoid a partial government shutdown, with President Trump expected to declare a national… Read more »

Trump Today: Trump Today: President predicts lawsuits as he says he’ll declare emergency over border and reports progress on China trade talks

Trump Today: Trump Today: President predicts lawsuits as he says he’ll declare emergency over border and reports progress on China trade talks

President Donald Trump said Friday he’s declaring a national emergency to build his long-proposed border wall, as he said he’d prevail in lawsuits and also reported progress in trade talks… Read more »

The Ratings Game: Nvidia stock rallies on forecast, but analysts aren’t so sure about it

The Ratings Game: Nvidia stock rallies on forecast, but analysts aren’t so sure about it

After the most gloomy period of Nvidia Corp.’s recent history, the company promised a big rebound is on the way in a Thursday earnings report. Analysts, though, aren’t so sure…. Read more »

Market Extra: Everything you need to know about market closures on Washington’s Birthday — the holiday you may know as Presidents Day

Market Extra: Everything you need to know about market closures on Washington’s Birthday — the holiday you may know as Presidents Day

U.S. financial markets will pause Monday in observance of Presidents Day — which, technically, is not the name of the holiday. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will shutter… Read more »

The polar vortex probably won’t increase heating bills because January was actually warmer than average

The polar vortex probably won’t increase heating bills because January was actually warmer than average

Amir Jina, a 36-year-old climate-change economist, was nervous about the upcoming heating bill for his two-bedroom Chicago apartment. It was so cold during the two-day polar vortex last month that… Read more »

Economic Report: Import prices fall for third straight month, offering more evidence of waning inflation

Economic Report: Import prices fall for third straight month, offering more evidence of waning inflation

The cost of imported goods are falling. The numbers: The cost of imported goods fell in January for the third month in a row, reflecting a broad easing of inflation… Read more »

Top Ten: Weekend round: Soros on saving Europe | More airline stupidity | Dividend stocks

Top Ten: Weekend round: Soros on saving Europe | More airline stupidity | Dividend stocks

MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. A warning from George Soros Soros says it’s not too late to save the European Union…. Read more »

Capitol Report: The stunning drop in retail sales leaves Wall Street’s economists skeptical. Very skeptical

Capitol Report: The stunning drop in retail sales leaves Wall Street’s economists skeptical. Very skeptical

Did retail sales really stumble badly during the Christmas shopping season? Wall Street economists are skeptical. Very skeptical. Did U.S. retailers really just have the worst December since the 2007-2009… Read more »

Trump is obese, but his doctor says he’s in ‘good health’ — can you be both?

Trump is obese, but his doctor says he’s in ‘good health’ — can you be both?

This is a weighty debate. Trump’s doctor declared Thursday that the President was in “good health” despite gaining four pounds. The commander-in-chief now stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs in at… Read more »

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