The U.S. economy created just 151,000 jobs in January amid multiple other signs that growth is slowing, though the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent.» Read More
A closely followed economic indicator showed expansion in services for the 72nd consecutive month.
Job growth in the private sector slowed in January as larger companies hired fewer workers than the previous month.
U.S. consumer spending was unchanged as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and unseasonably mild weather weighed on demand for utilities.
U.S. construction spending barely rose in December as spending on nonresidential structures recorded its biggest drop since 2013.
U.S. stocks suffered their worst January in at least seven years last month. But have markets been too hasty to call a global economic slump?
Traders have taken a 2016 interest rate hike off the table, anticipating that the earliest the U.S. central bank might move would be February 2017.
Growth braked sharply as businesses stepped up efforts to reduce an inventory glut and a strong dollar and tepid demand weighed on exports.
The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index came in at 55.6 for December, the highest reading since last January.
Do rate hikes stoke extreme market fear, or are they just "pushing on a string?"
The U.S. December Chicago Fed National Activity Index narrowed to -0.22 from the revised -0.36 the previous month.
U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell in December, a trend that if sustained suggests inflation could be slow to rise toward the Fed's target.
U.S. housing starts and permits fell in December after hefty gains the prior month.
Job openings were nearly flat at 5.431 million in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday.
A ruling in the teachers' favor would affect millions of government workers. The New York Times reports.
President Obama is set to give his last State of the Union address on Tuesday. Here's what still needs to get done, says Prof. Michael Barr.
British oil firm BP announced plans on Tuesday to slash 5 percent of its global workforce in the face of a continued slump in oil prices.
Slower but more sustainable, economic growth in China will benefit the world in the long-term, the head of the IMF said on Tuesday.
In the continued absence of a minimum-wage hike from Congress, more than a dozen states raised their own minimums as of January.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has not yet specified his own tax plan, condemned Hillary Clinton's new tax proposal.
The Bank of England should scrap its rate-setting committee and use quantitative easing as its main monetary tool, says a new study.