Martin Crutsinger


IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump’s protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be “quite destructive” for the global economy.

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Fed saw its September decision as 'close call'...

 

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month kept a key interest rate unchanged but saw the decision as a “close call.”... Read more