The S&P 500 and Dow slipped Thursday as energy shares fell with oil prices. The Nasdaq resumed its recent advance after deal news in the technology sector.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record levels following testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Capitol Hill.
Stocks ended nearly flat Wednesday, with word that Fed officials last month expressed concern about raising interest rates too soon limiting the decline.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell in February, dropping from an 11-year high, a survey released Friday by the University of Michigan shows.
Consumer spending barely rebounded last month as households appeared to continue holding back on spending, suggesting economic growth was slow in January.
Concerns about the world economy helped tug U.S. stocks lower on Monday as worries mount over Greece's standoff with its creditors.
The U.S. trade deficit in December widened sharply to its highest level since 2012 as a stronger dollar appeared to suck in imports and weigh on exports.
U.S. companies hired at a solid pace last month, a private survey found, the latest sign of steady improvement in the job market.
U.S. consumer spending slipped in December, as the pace of motor vehicle sales slowed and more Americans saved their money.
U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset increased consumer spending.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Tuesday as disappointing results from a number of bellwether companies pointed to weakening conditions.
New home construction rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago.
Stocks rallied Friday after five down sessions, helped by a rebound in energy stocks and data that signaled the U.S. economy was on track for solid growth.
Consumer prices recorded their biggest decline in six years in December and underlying inflation pressures were benign, a government report shows.
Producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were muted.
U.S. stocks fell for a fourth day Wednesday as a World Bank forecast fueled concerns about global economic weakness and copper prices sank.
The economy was growing at a moderate pace in December and early January, helped by gains in sales of consumer products, a boost in tourism and more.
A gauge of U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in December as demand fell almost across the board, but that is probably not the start of a weak trend.
Hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. But that's not happening.
Job growth increased briskly in December, further strengthening the economy's fundamentals and increasing chances of an interest rate increase from the Fed.
Only 80 percent of the 1,200 U.S. malls are considered healthy. Those with high vacancy rates face demolition or conversion to other uses.
The U.S. trade deficit fell to an 11-month low in November and employers ramped up hiring last month in the latest sign the nation's economy is expanding.
Florida's growth reflects demographic trends that are reshaping American politics and culture.
Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to strength in the economy.
Consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.