There are clouds on the economic horizon.

Amazon’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour is a smart political move for its owner, and it will cost the company almost nothing.

According to the Treasury, the government’s national debt jumped in the fiscal year ending September 30 from $20.2 trillion to $21.5 trillion, or by $1.3 trillion.

The Conference Board's report on consumer confidence in September, released earlier this week, caught forecasters by surprise once again.

The jobless claims report from the Department of Labor (DOL) for the week ending September 15 came out on Thursday, showing unemployment to be at its lowest since 1969.

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