Push on wages squeezes corporate profits

McDonald’s and Walmart caught between workers’ demands and investor concern

US budget wars reach nadir in Illinois

Lawmakers are gridlocked over how to fix state’s dismal finances

Fed policymaker raises Brexit concerns

Powell says UK’s EU exit has potential to create growth headwinds

Fed on alert for US economic recoil

Futures trading suggests short-term rates will be held until 2018

US lessons from Britain’s Brexit blunder

America’s global economic agenda now hangs in the balance

Yellen warns on poor US productivity

Depressed rate could hold back future wage growth, says Fed chair

US risks future of low growth, says IMF

Economists warn of ‘pernicious’ trends that could hit economy

US workforce dropouts explain Trump’s rise

Unless there is a drastic shift in policy, the labour participation rate will keep falling

Yellen caution on rate rise expectations

Central bank on alert for ‘significant economic repercussions’ of Brexit

Election rhetoric weighs on US investment

Protectionist messages spark deepest concerns ‘in 25 years’

US low-skill males drop out of job market

Male labour participation rate is among lowest in OECD

Hawkish Bullard turns ultra-dove on rates

St Louis Fed chief forecasts a single increase in interest rates

Fed inaction does not equate to paralysis

Investors are downbeat over prospect of a US interest rates rise

Fed eyes lasting impediments to US growth

Officials now expect to keep rates lower for longer as their forecast darkens

Business leaders cut US growth forecast

CEO group reduces estimate from 2.2% to 2.1% for 2016

Janet Yellen briefing: Alphaville

Tracking the latest Federal Reserve news

Fed pares back 2017 rate forecasts

Central bank caution over jobs growth and overseas risk factors

Fed meeting: 5 market gauges to watch

Any hints of central bank’s interest rate policy plans may roil markets

US labour market fears weigh on Fed

Central bank likely to hold open prospect of rate rises this year

America’s fears of splendid isolation

Parallels between those backing Leave and Trump’s supporters

The FT’s overview of key American economic data, including GDP, inflation, unemployment, consumer indicators, interest rates and mortgage rates

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