U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.
U.S. home prices grew more slowly in August amid modest sales, a trend that could help make homes more affordable in the months ahead.
New orders for capital goods by U.S. businesses recorded their biggest drop in eight months in September, a surprise decline.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.
U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
Strong earnings and encouraging U.S. economic reports powered a rebound during a turbulent trading session on Friday.
Housing starts and permits rose in September, a signal the market's modest recovery is supporting what appears to be growing strength in the larger economy.
The government says the deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office.
Retail sales and producer prices fell last month, worrisome signals on the economy's health that heightened financial market worries over faltering growth.
U.S. small-business optimism fell in September as more owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales and other concerns, a survey shows.
Import prices fell in September for the third straight month as the cost of petroleum products declined and a strong dollar made European goods cheaper.
Wholesale inventories rose by the most in four months in August, a sign the U.S. economy may have grown more than expected in the third quarter.
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing.
Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, a survey shows.
Employers stepped up hiring in September and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low, which could bolster bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike in mid-2015.
New orders for U.S. factory goods posted their biggest decline on record in August, payback for an aircraft-driven jump a month earlier.
Construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects showing weakness.
Growth in factory activity slowed more than expected in September even as private sector job growth advanced, signs of an uneven expansion in the economy.
Good economic and corporate news helped the stock market stage a rebound at the end of a turbulent week of trading.
A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.
The economy grew at its fastest pace in more than 2 years in the second quarter and activity was broad-based, a bullish signal for the rest of the year.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August posted their biggest drop on record as the prior boost from aircraft unwound.