What’s the Point of the Economics Nobel?
What’s the Point of the Economics Nobel?

The evidence of 50 years says the discipline’s at its best when framing questions and offering insights — not delivering solutions.

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US retail sales unexpectedly drop as Trump's trade war hits the backbone of the economy | Markets Insider
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A key measure of consumer spending unexpectedly dropped for the first time in seven months in September. The Commerce Department said Wednesday retail sal...
US consumers hit the brakes in September
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BUSINESS : ECONOMICS
American consumers tightened their purse strings unexpectedly last month, breaking a seven-month winning streak, government data showed Wednesday. The American consumer is almost single-handedly sustaining the US expansion as the economy in the rest of the world slows and President Donald Trump'
US and Canadian Data Put Central Banks on High(er) Alert
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BUSINESS : ECONOMICS
Retail Sales out of the US and CPI out of Canada were released earlier today, and both were big misses. Question: Who do most economists say is the dr
China?s economy faces a setback
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BUSINESS : ECONOMICS
BEIJING: China 's economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter, held back by cooling domestic demand and a protracted
US: Disappointing Retail Sales in September ? ING
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BUSINESS : ECONOMICS
James Knightley, the chief international economist at ING, suggests that the disappointing run of US data has continued with today?s retail sales numb
US retail sales dip 0.3% in September
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BUSINESS : ECONOMICS
Consumer spending was strong in the spring and economists had been counting on continued strength to protect the U.S. economy as it is buffeted by the fallout from President Donald Trump's trade war with China.