Davos 2023: Recession overshadows the opening of the World Economic Forum summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of an imminent global recession cast a long shadow over Davos on Monday as participants packed into the opening annual meeting of the World Economic Forum about the potential cost to their economies and businesses. Two-thirds of the leading private and public sector economists surveyed by the World Economic … Read more

Inflation in the United States is subsiding as consumer prices fall; The job market is still tight

Consumer prices fell 0.1% in December The Consumer Price Index increased by 6.5% year-on-year Core CPI rose 0.3%; 5.7% increase year-on-year Weekly jobless claims drop from 1,000 to 205,000 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American consumer prices fell for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years in December amid lower gasoline and auto prices, giving hope … Read more

Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, flying in trainers from abroad, and considering ideas such as buying roofers and electrical repair shops to hire only their own workers as the companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail it. President Joe Biden’s Climate Change … Read more

The US labor market is advancing, but wage growth is losing momentum

Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 in December Unemployment rate down to 3.5% from 3.6% high rates of domestic workers; High workforce earning average hourly earnings of 0.3%; An increase of 4.6% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy added jobs by a strong measure in December, pushing the unemployment rate back to a pre-pandemic … Read more