Consumer spending in June recorded its smallest gain in four months as demand for automobiles softened, suggesting the economy lost some momentum.» Read More
US wholesale inventories rose in Oct, showing little sign of businesses pulling back after they aggressively accumulated stock in the third quarter.
Whether the current iteration of Volcker will discourage risky bank trading activities—or survive legal challenges—will take years to become clear.
Several of the Fed's own financial tests for reducing its asset purchases look to have been met as it heads into the Dec. 17th meeting.
U.S. small business optimism edged higher in November as manufacturers led a gain in newly created jobs. But Main Street remains cautious.
Legendary investor Jack Bogle talks about the Fed's impact on the market and how he plans to invest in 2014.
Something interesting is going to start to happen in 2014 as the Fed removes its stimulus, says Stock Trader Daily's Thomas H. Kee, Jr.
The U.S. economy is ready to recover but there's a roadblock, says research director Dan Steinbock.
They're not exactly singing "Happy Days Are Here Again," but business economists are feeling a little more upbeat about 2014.
Investors won't be bothered by a Fed taper even if it starts this month, JPMorgan's chief U.S. equity strategist, Thomas Lee, tells CNBC.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks for the second time in a row, after months of falling prices.
The manufacturing renaissance may have an invisible hand guiding it along: the energy sector.
Friday's jobs report contained unambiguous good news, but a debt limit battle in Washington looms.
Five years after the Great Recession, millions of unemployed Americans are gradually getting back to work. But their paychecks have barely budged.
Job creation moved forward again in November, with the U.S. economy adding a better-than-expected 203,000 to the employment rolls.
U.S. consumer sentiment surged in December as Americans' outlook on the economy and job prospects improved, a survey released on Friday showed.
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser tells CNBC "it's probably time to gracefully exit" the central bank's quantitative easing bond purchases.
Investors avidly awaiting signs that the Federal Reserve is ready to reduce its monthly stimulus may find that the news already has passed them by.
Consumers have feasted on discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers.
The estimate of third-quarter growth was revised to a 3.6-percent rate, but probably at the expense of economic activity during the current quarter.
Next year, we should see some heartier gains and an economy growing at 3 percent plus.