Heather Long

14/01/2021
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Política Económica Heather Long

To succeed, Biden must create more jobs than any president in recent history

The president-elect will inherit a weak recovery. Growth is expected to pick up quickly as coronavirus vaccines are widely distributed, but getting 10 million people back to work is likely to take longer.
07/06/2019
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’

President Trump has pummeled the Federal Reserve with insults in recent months, calling it “crazy” and blaming it for any stock market dives or ugly economic data. But now the president has thrust the fate of the economy into the hands of the organization — and the man — he has suggested he doesn’t trust.
03/05/2019
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

Economy U.S. unemployment fell to 3.6 percent, lowest since 1969

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, notching a record 103 straight months of job gains and signaling the current economic expansion shows little sign of stalling.
02/05/2019
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Heather Long

The Fed is expected to hold rates steady. Here’s what that means for you.

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting Wednesday. So what does that mean for Americans who aren’t glued to CNBC and a Bloomberg terminal?
26/04/2019
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in early 2019, smashing expectations

The U.S. economy expanded at a strong 3.2 percent annualized rate from January through March, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday, mainly because of companies beefing up their inventories and a smaller trade deficit, factors that aren’t expected to last.
22/01/2019
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Organismos Internacionales Heather Long

Shutdown in U.S., slowing growth in China fuel concerns over global economy

Fears are rising about the state of the world’s biggest economies, with China posting its worst annual growth in decades and the United States injecting more uncertainty with tariffs and a lengthy government shutdown.
18/12/2018
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

Federal Reserve expected to hike interest rates Wednesday, a move Trump calls ‘foolish’ and ‘incredible’

President Trump on Monday urged the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates. But Fed officials are widely expected to do so this week despite the president’s public effort to dissuade the U.S. central bank from putting any brakes on the economy.
22/03/2018
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

Federal Reserve hikes interest rate to highest level in a decade amid stronger economy

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted its key interest rate from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, the highest level since 2008.
22/02/2018
Economía The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Economía Internacional Heather Long

Trump’s team releases economic report, compares him to Reagan and Kennedy

21/02 - President Trump’s policies are driving an economic turnaround that puts him in the company of transformative presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, White House economists said Wednesday as they unveiled their first “Economic Report of the President.”
31/07/2017
Política The Washington Post - Estados Unidos Politica Latinoamericana Heather Long

White House sanctions Venezuelan President Maduro after ‘farce’ election

National security adviser H.R. McMaster and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on July 31. "All assets of Maduro subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are prohibited from dealing with him," Mnuchin said.
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