In One Chart: How This Government Shutdown Is Different… So Far

Good luck turning on your TV or checking the news online without hearing about it — Hundreds of thousands of government employees are on furlough. Republicans and Democrats are trading blame every hour. President Trump promised a wall and is threatening national emergency to get it. The current US government shutdown is the longest ever … Continued

In One Chart: Fed’s Best Recession Predictor

Economic uncertainty has been plentiful in 2018. Those worried about a recession will point to trade wars and hawkish interest rate hikes as reasons to expect economic downturn. On the contrary, others say the recent trade accords with Mexico and overall growth in the stock market signal a strong economic outlook. Even while major indices like the … Continued