U.S. consumer sentiment rose in April to a nine-month high as views on current and near-term conditions surged, a survey released Friday showed.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged.
Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics shows.
U.S. import prices rose more than expected in March as food prices recorded their largest increase in three years.
Wholesale inventories rose at a slower pace in February, which could support views that restocking won't help the economy in the first quarter.
New orders for U.S. factory goods rebounded more than expected in February, with shipments posting their biggest gain in seven months.
U.S. factory activity accelerated for a second straight month in March as production rebounded, in the latest sign that winter's icy grip on the economy was loosening.
Consumer sentiment fell in March as consumers were less hopeful about the prospects for the overall economy, a survey shows.
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U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in February, but the lack of inflation pressures will probably not dissuade the Federal Reserve from dialing back its monetary stimulus.
U.S. business inventories rose in January, but a drop in sales meant it was now taking the longest time since late 2009 to move goods from shelves.
U.S. retail sales rose slightly more than expected in February, pointing to some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.
The trade deficit in the U.S. was little changed in January as exports and imports grew, a sign economies throughout the globe are picking up.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose marginally in February even as concerns about the extreme weather persisted, a survey shows.
A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year.
Wintry weather has prompted economists to trim forecasts for first-quarter GDP -- even though some of that lost growth could be pushed into the second quarter.
Wholesale inventories rose less than expected in December, suggesting a moderation in the pace of stock accumulation at the end of the year.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy.