First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 250,000 in the most recent week, down from the 261,000 claims reported for the prior week. » Read More
U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year. » Read More
Democrats insisting the government funding bill include protections for "dreamers" is not a good way to govern, Rep. Jeb Hensarling says. » Read More
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Jim Cramer interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook after his company's pledge to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy.
The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure plan, which would push most project financing to private investment, and state and local taxpayers.
Travel- and retail-industry leaders are fretting about a decline in international visitors to the U.S.
U.S. industrial production increased more than expected as unseasonably cold weather boosted demand for heating.
Homebuilders are still feeling good about the economy, but they are starting the year a little less confident due to rising costs.
The Swiss bank UBS has updated its call on the number of rate hikes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce this year.
The previous U.S. tax code and heavy regulations in the country did not give investors much confidence, UBS says.
The loophole involves the tax rates - 15.5 percent or 8 percent - that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad.
National Retail Federation attributed growth to consumer confidence and strong employment.
U.S. business inventories rose slightly more than expected in November and figures for the prior month were revised higher.
The U.S. Consumer Price Index was expected to rise 0.2 percent in December, down from the 0.4 percent increase a month earlier.
Robert Kaplan is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member on the Fed's policy-setting committee.
U.S. retail sales increased in December as households bought a range of goods and figures for the prior month were revised higher.
Two-thirds of voters call the economy "excellent" or "good," but only 36 percent approve of President Trump's performance.
First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 248,000 for the most recent week.
New York Fed President Bill Dudley said that the recently passed tax cuts pose an ominous threat down the road.
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