The index of U.S. leading economic indicators declined 0.1 percent in January, the Conference Board said on Thursday, but it advised that some of the components of the index were estimated due to the government shutdown. » Read More
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve said on Thursday its gauge on U.S. Mid-Atlantic business activity declined in February to its weakest level since May 2016. » Read More
Overall orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft that are meant to last three years or more, increased 1.2 percent in December. » Read More
University of Michigan economist Justin Wolfers explains how GDP doesn't take into account things like the distribution of wealth, crime, domestic work that isn't paid for, or environmental consequences, among other things.
Stocks rose on Tuesday after President Donald Trump hinted once again he may push back a key trade deadline.
"The president does have broad authority. But he does not have authority to violate the Constitution," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday.
Starting next year, every new home built in California will have something extra on top.
"If we don't have a strong military, you don't have to worry about debt, you have bigger problems," the president said.
Justin Wolfers, an economics and public policy professor at the University of Michigan, says he's optimistic about the U.S. economy because "recessions don't die of old age, they're murdered."
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday morning, as market participants continued to monitor trade talks between China and the U.S. and awaited fresh data.
Stocks surged on Friday amid increasing hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal as equities posted another solid weekly gain.
"I've never seen a sector have the political tailwinds, the economic tailwinds, and the wellness tailwinds that this sector potentially has," said legendary investor Danny Moses.
"I wish Amazon had stuck it out a little bit longer, because in the long term I believe that this would have been a good deal for both," said Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.
Longtime Warren Buffett partner Charlie Munger is set to address shareholders of the Daily Journal in his annual address as chairman.
People are feeling good about their wallets, and it shows. Nearly 70 percent of participants in a recent Gallup poll said they expect their finances to be better off by this time next year. Here's why.
The central bank offiical endorses a patient approach on rate hikes, particularly considering "crosscurrents" that are building up for growth.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Thursday as investors sought safety following disappointing retail sales data.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower on Thursday following the release of much weaker-than-expected retail sales data.
Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas says Tesla's biggest question is whether it can self-finance "where it doesn't need external equity capital to fund its very ambitious plans."
"There are lots of cheap places to put your capital. You don't have to put it in the U.S.," Morgan Creek's Mark Yusko says.
Labor Department numbers released Wednesday show that real average hourly earnings rose 1.7 percent in January.
National debt for the first time passed $22 trillion this week — a scary number that really doesn't pose much of a threat now but threatens to in the future.
The lowest interest rates in nearly a year were apparently not enough incentive to juice mortgage demand.