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Recent articles by Martha:

House Democrats praise new trade deal to replace NAFTA amid impeachment

President Donald Trump said his administration has reached a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal to replace NAFTA. → Read More

Stocks sink after Trump says China deal can wait

Wall Street sank on Tuesday after President Trump said there might be no resolution in the U.S.-China trade war until after the 2020 election. → Read More

Almost 90 percent of the people eating non-meat burgers are not vegetarian or vegan

Sales of plant-based versions of wings, burgers, and meatballs have risen by double digits over the past year — and sales of plant-based Italian sausage have skyrocketed by 416 percent. → Read More

Wall Street worries that Trump may have oversold the likelihood of a China trade deal

Wall Street is increasingly beginning to worry that President Trump may have oversold the likelihood of a favorable deal with China — a dynamic that Beijing could exploit by pushing for more extensive tariff relief. → Read More

De-escalation of trade war is good news for stocks, shoppers — and Beijing

The prospect of a “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal would be good news — but President Donald Trump’s leverage against Beijing is dwindling, say international trade experts. → Read More

Fed set to cut rate by another quarter percentage point this week

The Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates by another quarter of a percentage point this week, but this action could be the final one for a while. → Read More

Corporate fears grow over U.S. and China trade war

Companies and investors are coming around to the idea that the administration's protectionist stance may not be a short-term negotiating ploy after all. → Read More

Why investors don't need to worry about a potential Trump impeachment

President Donald Trump's whistleblower scandal has roiled political circles, but Wall Street has remained fairly mute. Financial experts say worried investors should stay the course and not react to volatility. → Read More

Amid historically low unemployment rate, companies are fighting for holiday help

With unemployment at a historically low rate, stores have had to start their seasonal holiday hiring earlier in the year — even though the retail sector overall has been shedding jobs. → Read More

Saudi oil field attacks mean you will likely pay more at the pump

Saturday’s drone attack on oil fields and a key production facility in Saudi Arabia could mean drivers will be paying as much as 25 cents more per gallon in the short term. → Read More

Americans are piling on credit card debt, despite recession warnings

Credit card debt can be a sign of confidence that people are feeling good and be willing to spend — or that more and more people are needing to rely on credit cards to get by or make ends meet. → Read More

How a 'no-deal' Brexit would have ripple effects on U.S. companies

Economic concerns for the U.S. related to Brexit include the impact on exports and global implications for international trade. → Read More

Slacking off work by playing fantasy football? Meh, it's not as bad as you think.

Big sporting events can lead to a documented decline in worker productivity, but since many businesses can’t afford to pay more to keep their employees happy, they should perhaps embrace the distraction. → Read More

Trade and tariffs: What President Trump says versus what economists know

"In order to keep the story going, the rhetoric keeps changing,” said one economic scholar. → Read More

Trump's trade war could spark a recession, Goldman Sachs warns

Economists are increasingly worried that President Trump's trade war may have set in motion a chain of events that can’t be controlled — and could even trigger a recession. → Read More

U.S. labeling China currency manipulator could backfire, experts say

Experts are skeptical of the U.S. Treasury’s claim that China is manipulating its currency, and say the accusation only adds fuel to the trade dispute. → Read More

Trade war is at the root of Trump's pursuit of rate cuts

With a rate cut almost a foregone conclusion, Wall Street is looking for any clues for the direction the Federal Reserve will take for the rest of the year — and how much of that is due to pressure from the White House. → Read More

GDP data shows how Trump trade policies are holding back the economy

Federal debt will rise to an "unprecedented" level of 144 percent of GDP by 2049, according to government data. → Read More

Fed rate decisions are not guided by emotion but by analysis, says Powell

In his Congressional testimony on Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell reaffirmed the strength of the economy — but his focus on "crosscurrents" continues to feed Wall Street's forecast for a rate cut. → Read More

Saudi airline cancels $6B Boeing order in favor of Airbus. Who's next?

“If this plane doesn’t get start flying again before Christmas, it could start to get very ugly for Boeing in terms of order cancellations,” said one aviation expert. → Read More