U.S. Economy Grew 3% in 2nd Quarter, Fastest Pace in 2 Years

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ August 30, 2017 The United States economy kicked into higher gear last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday, revising its initial estimate for growth upward to 3 percent — the fastest pace in two years. The...

Sugar Talks May Hint at Trump Approach to U.S.-Mexico Trade

By ELISABETH MALKIN June 4, 2017 MEXICO CITY — The sugar barons of Florida, Alfonso and José Fanjul, have been equal-opportunity political donors for decades, showering largess on the campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike to ensure that...

Trump Talks Tough on Trade, but His Team Is Treading Lightly

By ALAN RAPPEPORT June 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal a “rape” of the United States. He has scolded Germany for being “very bad” on trade because it runs a surplus. And in...

Looking for a Big Economic Bump? It’s Looking Less Likely

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ May 26, 2017 The big economic bounce that some experts have confidently predicted for later in the year may turn out to be only a small bump. It is not that the economy is weakening, or that a recession is in the offing. Rather it...

U.S. Economy Grew at 0.7% Rate in First Quarter

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ April 28, 2017 The Commerce Department on Friday provided its first statistical snapshot of the American economy in the first quarter, the gross domestic product estimate. The Numbers • The economy barely grew, expanding at an...

Trump’s Economic Vows May Be Harder to Hit After a Slow 2016

The economic expansion of only 1.6 percent in 2016 could bolster the case for infrastructure spending but complicate the president’s plans.