Employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1%, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health.
A fall in demand for military equipment spurs a drop in new orders for factory goods, but rising investment suggests the economy is gaining strength.
U.S. construction spending rose less than expected in May, which could prompt a further downgrading of second-quarter economic growth estimates.
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed very slightly in June, an industry report shows, though new orders jumped to a six-month high.
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U.S. consumer sentiment rose in June as consumers remained optimistic the sluggish first quarter was due to difficult winter conditions, a survey shows.
U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, which could prompt economists to temper their second-quarter growth estimates.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods unexpectedly fall, suggesting an anticipated rebound in growth this quarter could fall short of expectations.
A gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose for a fourth straight month in May, an indication the economy was expanding after suffering a setback.
The U.S. health care system has finished dead last in a comparison of first-world countries, despite vastly outspending those nations on health services.
Consumer sentiment fell in June as views by consumers with the lowest incomes soured, a University of Michigan survey shows.
U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in May, but that probably will do little to change expectations of an acceleration in growth this quarter.
Economic growth should accelerate in the second quarter and remain healthy for the rest of the year, the National Association of Business Economists says.
Employers maintained a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to pre-recession levels and suggesting the economy has shaken off its winter slump.
U.S. service firms grew more quickly last month as production, hiring and new orders increased, adding to signs that the economy is accelerating.
The U.S. trade deficit widened to its highest level in two years in April as imports hit a record high, suggesting trade could be a drag on growth.
Investors shook off a dismal first-quarter economic report and pushed stocks higher Thursday, giving the S&P 500 index another record finish.
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter for the first time in three years as it buckled under the weight of a severe winter.
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A monthly gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment fell in May as a gloomy view on income growth clouded an otherwise positive economic outlook.
Producer prices posted their largest increase in 18 months years in April as the cost of food and trade services surged.
Small-business sentiment jumped to its highest level in 6-1/2 years in April, bolstering hopes of increased economic activity in the second quarter.
Small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic, surveys show.
Worker productivity fell at its fastest pace in a year in the first quarter as severe weather took its toll.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded, but the improvement probably wasn't enough to help first-quarter growth.