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.
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.
On Thursday night, President Trump reignited the trade conflict with Mexico. You may be thinking, “Wait, didn’t he repeal the steel and aluminum tariffs two weeks ago, and didn’t the White House just submit to Congress the revised NAFTA deal, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA?
A surprise move by the president to impose tariffs on Mexico could impact billions of dollars of goods. The auto industry would take the biggest hit. Weijia Jiang reports and I make an appearance.
The stock market plunged amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, but will American consumers be impacted the most? I discussed on the CBS Evening News.
President Trump is warning China not to retaliate for the newest tariff hike on its imports. Three days ago, the President raised tariffs to 25 percent on approximately $200 billion on Chinese goods. I joined CBS This Morning to discuss how the tariffs will impact the average consumer.
Americans are already paying $1.4 billion a month more after the last round of tariffs targeting Chinese goods, according to experts from the federal reserve bank of New York. Carter Evans reports, and I weigh in with my analysis.
How will increased tariffs on Chinese goods impact the American consumer? I discussed on CBSN.
A massive trade deal between the U.S. and China is in jeopardy. That could impact millions of Americans as President Trump threatens to double the tariffs on Chinese imports. Stocks fell with the news. Ben Tracy reports and I make a guest appearance!