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Rex Nutting

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Rex Nutting is MarketWatch's international commentary editor, based in Washington. Previously he was Washington bureau chief, responsible for our economic and political coverage. Rex has been a journalist for more than 30 years, including 17 years with MarketWatch and long stints with UPI Financial, the Salt Lake Tribune and the (Quincy) Patriot-Ledger. He earned a master's degree in economics from The American University.

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U.S. presidents used to pay, not profit, when foreign dignitaries visited

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Eroding profit margins will push U.S. into recession in 2020, leading forecaster says

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California’s mass power outage shows we don’t really know the costs or effects of climate change

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The faltering economy is at the mercy of an unpredictable and cornered president

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What ever happened to Trump’s boast of 4%, 5% or even 6% growth?

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In a time of Trump, the Fed doesn’t know what’s going to happen next

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Fed decision and Jerome Powell press conference: live blog and video

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Absolutely no economic reason for a recession, but ‘we’ll probably have one anyway’

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Trump puts his own financial interests first when he badgers the Fed to cut interest rates to zero

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Demand for labor weakens as stimulus fades and tariffs rise

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Trump’s got the whole world economy in his hands — but who elected him king?

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Recession? Bring it on! says Trump

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Consumer debt is not a ticking time bomb that will kill the economy