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August 28, 2015
US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July
U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.
August 25, 2015
US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in August to the strongest reading in seven months after having fallen sharply in July.
August 13, 2015
US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants
Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic ...
August 05, 2015
US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as imports jump
The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar ...
August 03, 2015
US consumer spending edges up in June
Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other ...
July 30, 2015
Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike
The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate ...
July 14, 2015
US retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious
Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job ...
July 14, 2015
US business stockpiles rise in May
U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles in May, while sales rose for a third straight month. Business stockpiles in May ...
June 26, 2015
Survey: Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January
Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.
June 25, 2015
US consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009
U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years — a sign of stronger economic ...
June 25, 2015
US stocks open higher following surge in consumer spending
Stocks are moving higher in early trading as investors were encouraged by a big jump in U.S. consumer spending last month.
June 24, 2015
US economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for rebound
The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data ...
June 18, 2015
Applications for US jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, evidence that layoffs remain at unusually low levels and ...
June 11, 2015
US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers
Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that ...
June 01, 2015
US consumer spending flat in April as income, savings rise
U.S. consumers held back from spending more in April, deciding instead to channel income gains into savings.
May 29, 2015
Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated. Steady hiring and ...
May 28, 2015
Why a shrinking US economy last quarter isn't cause for fear
Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.
May 23, 2015
Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy
If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U
May 13, 2015
US retail sales flat-line in April
U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.
May 12, 2015
US household debt levels held back by cautious consumers
U.S. household debt levels were mostly unchanged in the first three months of this year, held back by tight mortgage credit ...