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Europe and Japan's central bank policies of negative interest rates will run counter to the desired effect, Jeffrey Gundlach, said in an interview.
The number of Americans filing for benefits unexpectedly fell, suggesting the labor market continued to gain momentum despite weak economic growth.
A measure of future economic conditions was slightly higher last month, according to a new report.
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve's business index for April came in much worse than expected, the bank said Thursday.
Remember last year when China devalued its currency and the market went nuts? Well, so much for that.
A top Fed official on Monday once again pushed back on what he said was investors' too pessimistic view of the U.S. economy and monetary policy.
Starts fell more than expected in March, suggesting some cooling in the housing market in line with signs of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.
William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, said on Monday that the U.S. economy also faces "headwinds to growth."
Sales and profits are falling at more of America's biggest companies, according to a survey of business economists.
Home builders' confidence in April reflected an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even as a gauge of current sales fell slightly.
The longer negative interest rates persist, the greater the damage to the world financial system, Allianz's chief economic adviser says.
Citigroup on Monday cut its outlook for the U.S. economy for 2016-2017, saying "the risks are very evident on the downside."
Consumers are feeling less optimistic than expected so far this month, according to preliminary data released Friday.
Industrial production fell more than expected in March, the latest indication that economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter.
Manufacturing activity in New York state unexpectedly surged in April, a New York Federal Reserve survey showed on Friday.
The probability went to zero after two days' worth of data showed that the economy is still well shy of the central bank's inflation target.
Changes in fixed income markets have made it have brought new investment risks, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday.
Prices rose less than expected and underlying inflation slowed, suggesting the Fed will remain cautious about raising interest rates this year.
The number of American jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week, revisiting a level last seen in 1973.
In an exclusive interview with Time, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the Fed will remain cautious.
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