For the economy, 9/11 was "the first ripple in a series of uncertainty shocks"

Sep 10, 2021
In two decades since 9/11, lots of things have changed. The constant? Lasting uncertainty.
The Tribute in Light memorial lights up lower Manhattan near One World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2018, in New York City.
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Extraordinary uncertainty? Or run-of-the-mill uncertainty?

Mar 7, 2019
Uncertainty. It’s a word you hear a lot these days. Brexit, trade policy, relations with North Korea — all up in the air and all casting a cloud over the global economy. But is this moment of uncertainty any different than times past? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island on June 12 in Singapore.
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The shutdown is over, and the economy seems none the wiser

Jan 22, 2018
The government may be funded for another three weeks, at least, but there’s already another debate that seems to be looming on the horizon, and with it, another possible shutdown. While uncertainty appears to be the new normal in Washington, the U.S. economy appears to be, for all intents and purposes, healthy. According to Patricia […]

How Trump's political drama could hurt the economy

Jun 28, 2017
Investigations and turmoil have potential economic costs, experts say.
President Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Does economic uncertainty affect back to school shopping?

Aug 10, 2016
We don’t know where the economy is headed, but we do know the kids need jeans.
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