US retail sales fell 0.3% in Aug vs. 0.1% drop expected – CNBC

U.S. retail sales fell more than expected in August amid weak purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, pointing to cooling domestic demand that could further diminish expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase next week. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales declined 0.3 percent after an upwardly revised 0.1 […]

Economy|US Household Income Grew 5.2 Percent in 2015, Breaking Pattern of Stagnation – New York Times

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Donald Trump, spurred on by Ivanka, unveils child-care policy – Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump rolled out a plan Tuesday aimed at making child care more affordable, guaranteeing new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave and suggesting new incentives for employees to provide their workers childcare. Spurred on by his daughter, Ivanka, Trump waded into topics more often discussed by Democrats. Trump unveiled the proposals in a […]

Chatterboxes At The Fed, Market Tantrums – Huffington Post

Today, we had comments from three Fed officials: Dennis Lockhart, President of the Atlanta Fed, Neel Kashkari, President of the Minneapolis Fed, and Fed Governor Lael Brainard. The latest commentary from Governor Brainard today indicated the need for “prudence” and caution, and that this is not the time to increase rates. She also cites the […]

Jeff Bezos to launch bigger rocket in race with Musk’s SpaceX – USA TODAY

Jeff Bezos to launch bigger rocket in race with Musk’s SpaceX – USA TODAY

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Asia shares, bonds spooked by central bank risks – Reuters

SYDNEY Asian shares skidded on Monday with investors rattled by rising bond yields and talk the Federal Reserve might be serious about lifting U.S. interest rates as early as next week. Reports that the Bank of Japan was considering ways to steepen the Japanese yield curve, along with speculation that central banks more generally were […]

Tesla Autopilot update seeks better safety – BBC News

Tesla Autopilot update seeks better safety – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tesla cars have radar technology already – now the software will make more use of it Tesla will update its cars’ Autopilot function with new safety features designed to prevent collisions, the company has announced. Chief executive Elon Musk told reporters on Sunday that his cars would soon make […]

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