Economy Week Ahead: Trade, Inflation, Layoffs

Selina Johansson

Inflation is expected to hit a multidecade high in January as the U.S. economy continues to work through pandemic-related supply and demand imbalances. Photo: Richard B. Levine/Zuma Press By WSJ staff Feb. 6, 2022 3:00 pm ET U.S. inflation data highlight this week’s slate of economic releases. Tuesday The U.S. […]

Stocks rebound ahead of Fed decision

Selina Johansson

Stocks gained Wednesday morning to shake off some losses after a couple of volatile session on Wall Street. Investors looked to the Federal Reserve’s latest statement and press conference to remove some uncertainty on the outlook for monetary policy.  The S&P 500 rose by more than 1% just after the […]

Economy Week Ahead: China GDP, U.S. Housing

Selina Johansson

A man passed through Beijing’s central business district late last year. Photo: greg baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By WSJ Staff Jan. 16, 2022 3:00 pm ET U.S. housing construction and sales numbers highlight a relatively quiet week for economic data. Monday China’s economy in the fourth quarter is expected to have […]

Stock futures mixed ahead of Fed decision

Selina Johansson

Stock futures traded mixed Wednesday morning as investors awaited a key monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve. Contracts on the S&P 500 were flat to slightly lower. The blue-chip index had set a record closing high for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, while the Dow closed above 36,000 […]