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Vicki Needham

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Past articles by Vicki:

Jobless claims fall to 49-year low

The fewest numbers of Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits in more than 49 years, reflecting the continued strength of the labor market. → Read More

Economy adds robust 312K jobs in December, unemployment ticks up

The U.S. economy added robust 312,000 jobs well above expectations in December as the labor market continues to expand even as worries grow about an economic slowdown and turbulent stock markets. → Read More

The Year Ahead: Tough tests loom for Trump trade agenda

In the year ahead, Trump and his administration face a series of deadlines, decisions and storm clouds that could mar economic progress. → Read More

Economy adds 155K jobs in November, unemployment holds at 3.7 percent

The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November, below estimates, as the labor markets slowed slightly but maintain solid momentum. → Read More

Builder confidence drops as housing affordability issues rise

Builder confidence fell this month amid concerns over housing affordability issues. → Read More

Dems seek check on Wall Street, Trump in midterms

Wall Street has a lot riding on Tuesday's midterm elections. → Read More

Economy adds 250K jobs in October

The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs in October, well above estimates, as the labor market maintains its momentum ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. → Read More

Economy growth slows, but still reflects strength

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual clip in the third quarter, slower than the spring but still a good sign of the nation's economic health. → Read More

McConnell says no vote this year on updated North American trade pact

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the updated North American trade pact won't get consideration in Congress this year. → Read More

Trump, Xi meeting in November getting on track

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are looking more likely to meet late next month at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires to discuss their escalating trade dispute, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. → Read More

Unemployment hits 49-year low, economy adds 134K jobs in September

The U.S. economy added 134,000 jobs in September, well below expectations, as the labor market still shows strength heading into the fall. → Read More

US businesses hire robust 230,000 in September

U.S. businesses added a robust 230,000 jobs in September, the highest level since February and a sign that employers are hiring in the growing economy. → Read More

Trump sends news clips, letter to Capitol Hill in support of new North American trade deal

President Trump on Tuesday evening sent new clips and a two-line letter to the legislative directors of every member of Congress, touting the strength of the new North American trade deal completed over the weekend. → Read More

Five things to know about Trump's new NAFTA

President Trump has hailed the new trade agreement his administration negotiated with Canada and Mexico as a “historic” event that represents a fulfilled promise from his campaign. → Read More

US, Canada reach NAFTA deal

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US and Canada working furiously to come to NAFTA agreement

The U.S. and Canada are working furiously to reach an agreement by Sunday, a self-imposed deadline to complete an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). → Read More

Business, GOP lawmakers back US-Japan trade deal

U.S. businesses and top Republicans on Capitol Hill expressed support for the U.S. and Japan to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement. → Read More

House lawmakers introduce bill to ensure Congress plays central role in tariff decisions

A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers introduced a measure on Wednesday that would ensure Congress has a seat at the table to examine the validity of President Trump's tariffs. → Read More

Ford CEO says metals tariffs have cost the company $1 billion

Ford Motor Company CEO James Hackett said Wednesday that steel and aluminum tariffs have cost the automaker $1 billion. → Read More

CEOs' confidence slips over Trump tariffs

Business leaders are growing more worried about President Trump's trade policies as another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods took effect on Monday. → Read More