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Mixed Jobs Report Bolsters Fed Rate Cut Case

Mixed Jobs Report Bolsters Fed Rate Cut Case

The August report bolsters the case for another quarter-point interest rate cut when the Federal Reserve meets on September 17-18. Officials will cite the slowdown in job growth and softening manufacturing data, but will also likely reiterate that the economy remains on solid footing overall.

Stocks Plunge, What You Should Be Doing

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Americans saw a big chunk of their stock market savings disappear on Wednesday over fears of an economic recession. During a week like this, what should you be doing? What shouldn't you be doing? That's what this quick episode is all about. Keep calm and carry on!

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Trump Turns Up Heat on Trade War

Trump Turns Up Heat on Trade War

A day after Fed Chair Jerome Powell said that trade policy tensions had been reduced to a simmer, President Trump ratcheted up the heat to what cooks might call a “slow boil.” Last Thursday, Trump tweeted that as of September 1, the U.S. would impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion worth of Chinese goods imported into the U.S.

Inside the Fed’s Head

Inside the Fed’s Head

Amid renewed Presidential criticism and evidence of a slowing economy, Fed officials will convene a two-day policy meeting this week and the pressure is on. As always, central bankers have to balance maintaining a strong enough economy to foster job growth, but it can’t run too hot, which might trigger inflation. Right now, there’s a battle brewing inside the collective Fed’s Head between action and inaction.

CBS This Morning: Mexico Tariff Threat

President Trump is doubling down on his threat to impose new trade tariffs on Mexico. On Sunday, he tweeted "the problem is that Mexico is an abuser of the United States, taking but never giving." Last week, the president announced an initial five percent tariff on all imports from Mexico, if the country does not stop illegal immigration to the U.S. The first round of tariffs is due to take effect June 10. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how this could affect American consumers and businesses.