The Commerce Department says durable goods orders fell 0.7 percent in April after rising 2.3 percent in March.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on U.S. economic growth and new orders for factory hard goods.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday that a "brighter" global economy is posing less risk to the Fed's outlook for the U.S.
Economists were expecting existing home sales in April to fall by 1.1 percent, according to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates.
Prospects were further boosted by other data on Thursday showing a sharp acceleration in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region this month.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to see a preliminary reading of 97 in May, according to Thomson Reuters.
Constance Hunter, KPMG chief economist, provides insight to the latest economic data and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economy. CNBC's Steve Liesman, weighs in.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on retail sales and consumer prices in April.
Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his concerns on President Trump's tax reform proposal, and the impact of the president's pro-business agenda on the markets.
Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew provides his thoughts on what he considers to be the most important issues between the U.S. and China.
It gives to the rich and robs the poor, says former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, talking about the GOP health-care bill which passed by only one vote.
Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his thoughts on the firing of James Comey and how it is impacting global concerns and U.S. economic policy.
Raising women's participation could boost economic output by 5 percent, Yellen said, according to the NYT.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a deep dive into the president's tax cut plan to figure out what it will cost and how much growth it will generate.
John Taylor, Hoover Institution, shares his thoughts on regulation, Federal Reserve policy and monetary stability.
John Taylor, Hoover Institution, discusses the likelihood of a rate hike, and Federal Reserve policy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on real output in manufacturing.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on new construction.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the disconnect between hard and soft economic data.
Krishna Guha, Evercore ISI vice chairman, provides insight to the economy, interest rates and President Trump's choice for the Federal Reserve.