November 29, 2016
Overall U.S. economic growth increased more in the third quarter of the year than first projected, according to a new Commerce Department report, and will likely pave the way for an interest rate hike in December.
October 28, 2016
Growth in the U.S. economy accelerated in the third quarter of the year, posting its biggest gain in two years, according to Commerce Department numbers released Friday morning. However, a separate report shows consumer confidence slipped.
October 14, 2016
Retail sales in the U.S. posted a solid gain in September, indicating consumers remain confident about the economy – but a separate report revealed that certainty is being hit by the race for White House.
July 29, 2016
Hopes that the American economy picked up a good head of steam in the second quarter of the year were quickly dashed on Friday following numbers being issued by the U.S. Commerce Department.
July 15, 2016
A jump in retail sales and industrial output are just two of several economic indicators released Friday showing the economy is performing at least somewhat better, but there are still some lingering concerns.
June 24, 2016
Orders and shipments of long-lasting durable goods fell in May, according to a preliminary Commerce Department report. One measure of business investment fell by the most in three months, but other reports show homes and consumers remain a cornerstone of the economy.
May 27, 2016
Despite the nation’s gross domestic product in the first quarter of the year moving higher than first thought, growth remains at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2015, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. Yet a separate survey shows this has yet to damper consumers’ feelings.
May 13, 2016
One of the biggest drivers of the American economy is showing renewed signs of life as consumers seem to be more upbeat following a sluggish first quarter. However, an economic drag on trucking remains stubbornly high as prices at the wholesale level turned slightly higher.
April 15, 2016
Industrial production decreased for the second month in a row during March, adding another sign the economy sputtered in the first quarter of the year.
February 26, 2016
Following a raft of disappointing economic news, there are new encouraging signs about the health of the American economic, with improvements in some of the most closely watched measures – including the beleaguered manufacturing sector.
February 12, 2016
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy posted broad-based gains in January, which could ease fears following earlier indications that overall activity was slowing. However, a separate report on inventories still raises concerns about a bumpy ride.
January 29, 2016
Overall U.S. economic activity eased back on the gas considerably in the final quarter of last year while it expanded in 2015 at the same pace as the year before.
October 27, 2015
A stretch of recently leaner times for at least one part of the nation’s manufacturing sector could be nearing an end, despite a new report showing lower new orders.
October 19, 2015
A report released Friday shows industrial production in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month, the latest confirmation the economy lost some ground in the third quarter of the year.
August 14, 2015
The amount of activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities turned in its best performance in eight months during July, according to a new Federal Reserve report on Friday.
July 19, 2015
Consumer prices increased in June from the month before, in positive territory for the first time this year, according to the U.S. Labor Department. A separate report shows consumers' feeling about the economy a just a little less hot than earlier.
May 17, 2015
U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in April for its fifth consecutive monthly loss, according to a Federal Reserve report issued Friday.
April 17, 2015
Consumer prices moved up for the second straight month in March after falling during much of the winter, but remain at their lowest level in years.
March 13, 2015
Prices at the wholesale level fell again in February, down 0.5% from the month before, the fourth straight month this has happened, and is the largest drop since 2009.
March 2, 2015
U.S. consumer spending fell slightly in January as gasoline prices remained low, according to new Commerce Department report released Monday.
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