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The U.S. advance goods trade deficit totaled a wider-than-expected $60.59 billion in May.
Consumers had a slightly dimmer view of the economy prior to Friday's stock market rout.
Orders for long-lasting factory goods fell more sharply than expected in May, amid a huge drop in defense aircraft orders.
The International Monetary Fund said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor and offer paid maternity leave to encourage women to work.
But Fed Governor Jay Powell tells CNBC the central bank is ready for whatever happens in Thursday's vote in Britain.
Another drop in mortgage interest rates sent borrowers back to the bank to refinance home loans.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen went in front of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. Follow along with CNBC's live coverage.
A decision by Britain to exit the EU would trigger off a sell-off in the pound, a decline in household income and a recession, according to Soros.
Hillary Clinton will make the case that Donald Trump is "unfit" to manage the economy in a speech modeled after her foreign policy takedown of Trump.
It's more than stocks or currencies: The global economy could actually be damaged if the U.K. votes to leave the EU.
The next recession is probably already here and since there isn't much the Fed can co, it may last longer than the last one, says Michael Pento.
The Fed's dwindling confidence in its own outlook is creating a policy problem that may require Janet Yellen to lay out her own views more forcefully.
St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard says low growth and a very low fed funds rate of just 63 basis points will likely remain in place through 2018.
Starts slipped as multifamily housing construction dropped, but gains in building permits suggested a rebound that would continue to support growth.
Amid the data deluge Thursday morning, one number may have stood out more than others, at least to the Fed.
Fed policymakers "don't have a vision" for where the U.S. economy is going, Allianz Chief Economic Adviser Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC.
U.S. consumer prices moderated in May, but sustained increases in housing and health care costs kept underlying inflation supported.
The Fed is the only institution in D.C. supporting economic growth, but its low-rate policy could be backfiring, Richard Fisher says.
Jim Grant explains what he believes to be the Fed's next move, in light of its decision not to raise interest rates.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment rose more than expected last week.