Scott HorsleyScott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent.
President Trump signed a partial trade agreement along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York, where the two leaders are attending the United Nations General Assembly.
With a growing number of imports from China facing tariffs, some companies are trying to avoid those costs by falsely labeling Chinese products as manufactured elsewhere.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed cut rates to "help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks."
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is under the microscope for reportedly pressuring government scientists to back President Trump over a misleading tweet about Hurricane Dorian.
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Gil Rodriguez constructs a door at the Howard McCray's commercial refrigeration manufacturing facility in Philadelphia last October. Manufacturing activity in the U.S. shrank last month for the first time in three years.