After a sharp jump following the presidential election, confidence among U.S. home builders continued its slide in February.
Industrial production fell as unseasonably warm weather caused a major drop in utilities output, offsetting gains in manufacturing and mining.
The majority of market watchers expect the Federal Reserve to stand pat on rates at the next meeting.
About 70 percent of the 85,000 H-1B visas granted in 2015 went to nationals from one country.
Economists expected U.S. wholesale inventories to rise 1 percent in December, according to Thomson Reuters.
James Liu, Clearnomics founder, provides his outlook on the markets as investors eye political uncertainty and stock valuations appear stretched. Also Liu lowers his earnings expectations and reveals where he sees investment opportunities.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week.
The report showed a rise in corporate downsizing in the new year.
The overall economy grew for the 92nd consecutive month, The Institute for Supply Management said.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, discuss the surprising jump in last month's payroll numbers. It's going to be a worker's market, says Zandi.
Economists expected the Consumer Confidence Index to hit 113 in January, according to Thomson Reuters.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on personal income and spending.
Economists expected the index to hit 98.1 in January, according to Thomson Reuters.
U.S. businesses ramped up their investment in industrial machinery, semiconductors and other big-ticket items last month, boosting demand for factory goods.
The results suggest that the economy will grow at a moderate pace in the early months of 2017, The Conference Board said.
Jobless claims rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with tightening labor market conditions.
If the president goes too far in putting America first, investors will lose, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase, provides his outlook on the markets and U.S. economy. The data is actually moving up right now, says Kasman.
CNBC's Steve Liesman crunches the numbers to see what it would take to drive U.S. economic growth to three-percent and beyond.
The inauguration of Mr. Trump has prompted a striking number of Wall Street women to overcome their worries about demonstrating in public.