U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles slightly in March, while their sales were flat.
Americans stepped up their spending at auto dealers, hardware stores and e-commerce outlets as retail sales rebounded from two sluggish months.
Consumer prices rebounded moderately in April as energy prices climbed back up after a sharp decline in March.
Fewer Americans sought jobless benefits last week, and the number of people collecting unemployment checks fell to the lowest level since 1988.
Inflation at the wholesale level jumped in April by the largest amount in three months, fueled by rising prices of food and energy.
A Chinese textile company announced plans Wednesday to transform a former television factory in east Arkansas into its first North American facility, a $410 million project that's expected to create up to 800 new jobs in the struggling Mississippi Delta region.
Global luxury home sales cooled off in 2016 for the second consecutive year, even with a record number of homes selling for more than $100 million.
Shares in Sealed Air Corp. fell after the company reported a first-quarter loss and lower revenue on the heels of the $3.2 billion sale of its food hygiene and cleaning business to Bain Capital in March.
It's starting to look a lot like the Great Recession redux for retailers.
Americans consumers stepped up their borrowing in March, taking out more loans for cars and school.
By many measures the job market is in its best shape since before the Great Recession.
Warren Buffett says he's sold about a third of the 81 million shares he holds in IBM, sending the stock sharply lower before the opening bell.
After a hiring slowdown in March, the U.S. job market is thought to have resumed solid growth in April, a trend that would help underpin an economic rebound after a weak start to the year.
Orders to U.S. factories turned in the weakest performance in four months, although a key category that tracks business investment showed more strength.
The productivity of American workers fell in the first quarter by the sharpest amount in a year, while labor costs increased.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March to the lowest level since October as both exports and imports fell.
Is the glass of small business lending half-full or half-empty? Banks and government data point to a recovery in small business loans since the recession, with loan figures nearly back to their 2008 levels.
SEESAW CONTINUES: Small businesses added 61,000 jobs in April, down nearly half from the revised 117,000 in March and 91,000 in February, according to payroll provider ADP.
U.S. services companies expanded at a faster pace in April, which is good news for the overall American economy.
The five top-selling automakers in the U.S. all reported sales declines last month as demand seems to be slowing after seven straight years of growth.
Charter Communications, the cable and internet provider, posted a profit in its first quarter after reporting a loss a year ago as it benefited from its acquisitions of rivals Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Negotiations aimed at preventing a crippling strike by Hollywood movie and TV writers are down to the wire.
American factories grew for the eighth straight month in April but at a slower pace than in March.
U.S. builders trimmed construction spending slightly in March, one month after building activity hit an all-time high.
U.S. consumers cut back sharply in spending on durable goods such as autos in March, leaving overall spending unchanged for a second straight month.
Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year.
Dockworkers were given the chance Friday to vote on a new contract extension that could provide long-term labor peace at West Coast seaports, where in recent years work slowdowns and strikes have affected billions of dollars in cargo.
The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending.
Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew steadily in the first three months of the year.
Small business owners' optimism about the economy has turned around dramatically since before the election, according to a survey released by Bank of America.
Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.
Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak.