Trump Has IMF Recalculating Global Growth Outlook

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The International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecasts for the U.S., saying output could grow nearly a half-percentage point faster than previously thought over this year and next, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending.

Fed Officials See Less Need for Government Stimulus

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Federal Reserve officials increasingly say they don’t see a need for stimulative government tax and spending programs to boost short-term economic growth, reversing their stance during and after the Great Recession.

Appointment of Trump's Economic Policy Team Faces Delays

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Several of Donald Trump’s top economic policy jobs may go unfilled for days or even weeks after he is sworn in, potentially slowing his pursuit of an ambitious domestic policy agenda.

A Delicate Balancing Act: Rewarding Voters While Preserving Growth

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Will antiestablishment leaders, once in power, reward the people and regions that backed them at the expense of more dynamic regions and industries, hobbling economic growth?

Big Pharma's Newest Headache: Rival Drugmakers

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The world’s best-selling drugs face new competition.

Italy's Downgrade Is No Buying Opportunity

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Instead, the cut by DBRS serves as a further reminder of the structural problems the country’s economy faces.

UnitedHealth Is Poised to Pass Its Earnings Checkup

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The company has the smallest public exchange business of any major publicly traded insurer, so any overhaul of the Affordable Care Act shouldn’t affect its operations too much.

Few Places for Bond Investors to Hide

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As investors fall out of love with President-elect Donald Trump, they are rekindling some affection for bonds.

Geopolitical Worrywarts May Have Their Day at Davos

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It is time to pay more attention to the geopolitical party poopers at Davos. While the world certainly hasn’t been peaceful, several years have gone by since a conflict or act of terror had a meaningful global economic impact. This year, though, economic ripples from latent conflicts are a realistic threat.

Xi Strides Into Davos, Problems Lurking Behind

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A year ago, China came to Davos with one highly important task: calm the world down about its tottering financial markets. A year hence, many of those problems have been swept under the rug.

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