January 15, 2016
The latest numbers about the state of the American economy show activity has slowed in key sectors, including one of the biggest drivers, with retail sales turning in its weakest improvement since 2009.
December 11, 2015
Both retail sales and prices at the wholesale level rose the most in months during November, according to two separate economic reports released on Friday. These will join other numbers that will be considered in a few days when the Federal Reserve considers an interest rate hike.
November 13, 2015
While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.
October 14, 2015
Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher last month -- about half what many analysts were expecting. With wholesale prices falling the most in eight months. there's more speculation on what will happen with interest rates.
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.
December 12, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level in November gave up all the gains made the month before, led by declining energy costs, while consumers in the U.S. are feeling better than they have in many years.
October 15, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. during September stumbled a bit, marking the first month-to-month decline since January, while a separate report shows there is no reason for concern about inflationary pressures.
July 16, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level rose 0.4% in June from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, following a 0.2% decline in May and a 0.6% advance in April.
June 13, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level declined in May for the first time in three months, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, while a separate report shows consumer sentiment fell slightly but is relatively stable.
May 14, 2014
Prices at the wholesale level surged in April, with the Producer Price Index showing a 0.6% increase from the month before and the largest gain since September 2012, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
April 11, 2014
UPDATED -- Prices at the wholesale level increased 0.5% in March, the biggest hike since June, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report
February 19, 2014
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 16% last month while the number of permits issued for new construction declined for the third straight month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
January 16, 2014
Despite the biggest jump in consumer prices in six months and the first hike in wholesale prices in three months, inflation remains tame, according two new reports.
October 29, 2013
Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
May 15, 2013
Industrial production in the United States tumbled in April, the biggest drop in eight months. The Federal Reserve says the total output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities fell 0.5% following a downwardly revised 0.3% gain in March.
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