U.S. consumers went on a shopping binge last month, led by big gains among online retailers, electronics stores and furniture stores.
As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off.
Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion this fall, though the gains likely aren’t widely shared.
U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale.
Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida.
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.
U.S. employers posted roughly the same number of open jobs in September as the previous month, partly because hurricanes held back hiring at restaurants and hotels.
U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales.
Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007.
U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey.
Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it?
Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars.
U.S. employers are advertising near-record levels of job openings, though the total slipped in August from July.
U.S. home prices climbed steadily in July even as sales have slowed, evidence that a limited supply of available houses is distorting the real estate market.
Hiring picked up in six U.S. states last month, fell in three and was mostly unchanged in 41 states in August.
U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries.
With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy.
The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in July as exports slipped a bit more than imports.
A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?
As the U.S. economic expansion enters its ninth year, Friday’s jobs report should help clarify its future path after mixed signals have emerged in recent weeks.