CNBC: IMF chief economist says it’s getting harder to find bright spots in the global economy

International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath speaks during a press conference in Washington D.C., on April 9, 2019. Liu Jie | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The outlook for the global economy keeps getting bleaker, the chief economist…

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CNBC: Powell says there’s no ‘rulebook’ for trade war, pledges to ‘act as appropriate’ to sustain economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell repeated his pledge Friday to keep the economic expansion going while acknowledging that tariffs and other factors are causing growth to slow. Less than an hour after the speech, President Donald Trump blasted Powell on Twitter,…

CNBC: Loretta Mester says if economy stays like this, Fed should keep rates ‘where they are’

Loretta Mester at Jackson Hole, August 25, 2017. Jodi Gralnick | CNBC Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester believes that if the U.S. economy continues to grow at its current pace, she’s unlikely to support further reductions to interest rates. “At…

CNBC: Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Gap, Salesforce, Intuit

Kuni Takahashi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Gap slid as much as 7% before settling around 1% lower in extended trading after the retailer posted second-quarter sales that missed…

CNBC: Dallas Fed’s Kaplan says he’d like to avoid cutting rates again in September, but has ‘open mind’

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan would like to avoid additional stimulus but is keeping an “open mind.”  “I’d like to avoid having to take further action but I think I’m going to have an open mind about taking action over…