TIPP Poll data on Americans' perception of the economy is the foundation for this section. Topics covered include U.S. consumer confidence, consumer sentiment, job market, economic growth, recession, financial stress, economic outlook, personal financial outlook, federal economic policies. We also cover trade, taxes, and debt. Our TIPP economic optimism index, financial stress index, job sensitivity metrics, and other polling on current economic issues drive the discussions.
Americans believe the U.S. is transforming into a big government socialist state and are unwilling to pay higher taxes to fund social programs.
We look at unemployment and workforce shrinkage in blue and red states.
We examine the causes of China's energy crisis and its global implications.
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declines again in October.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the "phase one" deal has not fully addressed concerns over China's unfair trade practices, while Beijing is falling short of some of its commitments included in the deal. Her remarks came ahead of a looming deadline for China to meet its promise to
Is President Biden in a no-win situation?
Americans believe inflation is here to stay and that the most preferred method of containing inflation is to reduce government spending.
Retailers and manufacturers have rushed to place orders and restock their inventories, but the global shipping system is struggling to keep up. It's contributed to shortages of children's toys, timber, new clothes, and pet food while also pushing up consumer prices. Last week, Gene Seroka, head of the Port of
Factors the Fed will evaluate to formulate monetary policy
Exemptions for commodities like shrimp and electric vehicle batteries expired on Thursday, but China has extended them until April 16, 2022. The tit-for-tat trade war erupted during former U.S. President Donald Trump's term in office and saw tariffs slapped on billions of dollars worth of goods. A Phase 1