The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in almost two years in the third quarter while business spending was stronger than previously estimated.
Retail sales rose solidly in November as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, adding to signs of a strengthening economy.
It was a day of upbeat economic news: GDP growth rose and jobless claims fell. So naturally, stocks lost ground again due to fears that the Fed will cut its stimulus program.
The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but underlying domestic demand remained sluggish.
A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high.
A gauge of consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods.
Consumer sentiment unexpectedly slips in November to a near two-year low as lower-income households worried about their job prospects and financial outlooks.
The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves.
October's delayed employment report and the first read of third-quarter GDP will probably show the U.S. labor market slowed again last month and the economy lost steam.
A gauge of the U.S. economy's future health rose solidly in September, suggesting the economy was making gains before the government shut down for 16 days.
More than one quarter of Americans currently perceive China as the world's dominant economic power, according to a new survey, a reflection of the changing global order.
Americans' confidence in the economy fell sharply in October as consumers turned gloomier in their outlook for the future, a new report shows.
As the Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy meeting Tuesday, markets will get a look at how consumers behaved just before the government shut down.
Consumer sentiment dropped in October to its lowest level since the end of last year as consumers worried congressional dysfunction would hurt growth.
Despite uncertainty in Washington, companies are upbeat on the prospects for economic growth in the next year, a survey shows.
Thanks to the dysfunction in Washington, many Fed watchers now see the first taper in the Federal Reserve's bond buying coming sometime later than expected.
IBM shares are likely to take a big hit after reporting that sales fell well short of expectations.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown.
The Federal Reserve says economic growth slowed in a few key regions of the U.S. from September through early October, as businesses grew worried about a budget impasse.
Stocks rose modestly Thursday after five straight declines, buoyed by upbeat news about jobs and retailers.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, an improvement from the first three months of the year.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods edged higher in August and gave a signal that the factory sector gained a step midway through the third quarter.
The Federal Reserve is preparing to ease the throttle on its historically easy monetary policy at a time when the economy remains in a decidedly unsettled position.
Business inventories posted their largest increase in six months in July, suggesting restocking could provide a boost to third-quarter economic growth.