The Conference Board's report on consumer confidence in September, released earlier this week, caught forecasters by surprise once again.
In the first six months of 2018 alone, American companies have called back $465 billion of untaxed corporate earnings from abroad.
Second-quarter GDP growth was revised upward, to 4.2 percent, and some are now predicting 4.6-percent third-quarter growth. Could Trump's claim of five-percent GDP growth become reality?
In the first nine months of the present fiscal year, total federal revenues were $2.54 trillion, while total federal spending was $3.15 trillion, leaving a deficit of $607 billion. That’s 16-percent higher than it was at the same time a year ago.