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.
U.S. businesses stockpiled more goods in warehouses and on store shelves in November as sales improved slightly.
Economist expected the Index of Consumer Sentiment to hit 98.5, according to Thomson Reuters.
Dina Powell, who runs many of Goldman's philanthropic initiatives, will soon become an adviser in the Trump White House. The NYT reports.
The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories rose 1.0 percent after slipping 0.1 percent in October. That was the largest increase since November 2014.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on some controversial comments made on banking.
The Bank of England's Chief Economist bemoaned forecasting models to foresee the financial crash and the Brexit vote.
Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the 83rd consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the composition of the Federal Reserve in 2017.
The Commerce Department said that construction spending increased 0.9 percent to $1.18 trillion, the highest level since April 2006.
Analysts had forecast a 0.4 percent increase in November.
Economists polled by Reuters expected the Consumer Confidence Index to hit 109 in December.
The agency that processes immigrant requests imposed price hikes on immigration applications for the first time in six years.
The Index of Consumer Sentiment hit 98.2 in December, the University of Michigan reported on Friday.
The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales increased 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units last month.