Most Fed officials agreed the current level of rates will remain appropriate.
Millennials now account for the largest share of the U.S. population and labor force
Both Midland and Odessa, another shale town at the heart of the American oil resurgence, reported the fastest growth.
"I think the president has an interest in solving it because, as long as the economy stays strong and a trade deal gets done, I think the president's in better shape from a re-election standpoint," former Walmart CEO Bill Simon said.
A positive sign for the overall economy
Some drivers may be forced to leave the state, experts say.
Warren, meanwhile, has been fending off mounting criticism from the business community.
Consumers are driving the U.S. economy, Fed chair says.
Investors staying the course are being rewarded with fatter retirement accounts.
The ongoing trade war is taking a toll on Chinese production, services and jobs.
U.S. household debt reached new record in the third quarter, near $14 trillion.
In the U.S., the total labor force is expanding at a rate of roughly 0.5 percent, compared to about 2.5 percent in the 1960s.
Powell reiterated what he said during the Fed's two-day meeting in October: The current level on its benchmark interest rate will likely remain "appropriate."
The survey covers over 75 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications and has been conducted weekly since 1990.
Across the country, unemployment is hovering at 3.6 percent, near a five-decade low.
Passage of the agreement is a priority for the Trump administration, which promised to buoy the U.S. economy by improving a variety of international trade deals.
'Confidence is very high,' Dimon says.
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He also noted that hundreds of thousands of African American children have been lifted out of poverty.