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.
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.