Consumer spending in June recorded its smallest gain in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum.» Read More
U.S. retail sales barely rose in April and a gauge of consumer spending slipped, which could temper hopes of a growth pick-up.
U.S. small business sentiment jumped to its highest level in 6-1/2 years in April, bolstering hopes for an acceleration in economic activity.
Small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic, a banking survey shows.
'We are seeing a mismatch of skills in the workforce and the jobs that are being created,' Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser said on Monday.
Is rising inflation at hand? Two key data points will provide a clue this week.
Strong economic data could give Democrats enough lift to hold onto the Senate.
Low inflation in the U.S., Europe and Japan is a concern, a top Fed official told CNBC, but added that current monetary policies were on target.
Romney is the third high-profile Republican in the past two weeks to say that resistance to a minimum wage hike is hurting the GOP's brand—NBC News.
Here are two things the Fed may do in response to weakness in the housing market, says Ron Insana.
U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in March, suggesting less of a drag on Q1 growth than initially thought.
Yellen said a minimum wage increase would likely have some negative effects on jobs, though it's not clear how large.
The number of Americans filing new jobless claims fell more than expected last week, indicating the labor market was strengthening.
The European Central Bank may consider new policy measures at its June meeting in light of updated economic forecasts, President Mario Draghi said.
The economy is on track for solid growth, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said, but warned weak housing markets may alter that scenario.
U.S. nonfarm productivity fell at its fastest pace in a year in the first quarter as severe weather took its toll, sending labor costs on a tear.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded, but the improvement may not help first-quarter growth.
China about to top the US as world's leading economic power? Sorry, not true, says Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel. Here's why.
Complacency by policymakers is one of the biggest risks to the world's economy, the head of the OECD told CNBC, as the organization cut its global growth forecast for 2014.
As the federal government is trying to provide enough oversight on its credit card program, it's struggling to do so and it is starting to cost money.
The Obama administration released a new report showing how climate change touches every part of the country. Flooding alone may cost $325 billion by 2100, it says.