An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
Disney says the Marvel movie just beat 'Avatar' as the top-grossing movie of all time. Inflation tells a different story, as an economist explains.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
Donald Trump says trade wars are easy to win. Is he right?
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.
The original New Deal caused a "great acceleration" in carbon emissions. How will a Green New Deal forge its own legacy?
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is possible. Here's what it could mean for the economy.
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to 'stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages'. Let's take a closer look.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Across the US and the UK, major brick and mortar retailers are battling the effects of e-commerce – and town centres could be the next casualties.
The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.