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Poll: Many Feeling Vulnerable Despite Economic Gains

WASHINGTON — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs. Roughly two-thirds, 67%, describe their financial situation as generally good, up slightly from 62% who said so at the start of...

Chairman Says Fed Ready to Respond to Trade Conflicts

WASHINGTON — Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration's trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economy, signaling the Fed will cut interest rates if necessary. Powell's comments gave a lift to stock markets, with the Dow Jones industrial average up over...