Spending Rises Less Than Forecast as Americans Boost Savings

Consumer spending rose less than forecast in March, wrapping up the weakest quarter in a year for the biggest part of the U.S. economy even as incomes accelerated.

April 29, 2016

Core Consumer Prices Rise by Most in Over Four Years

The cost of living in the United States, excluding food and fuel, increased in January by the most in more than four years, reflecting broad-based gains that signal companies may be getting some pricing power.

February 19, 2016
Government, Business

Economic Growth in US Cracking Under Strain of Global Slowdown

Figures on retail sales and manufacturing Jan. 15 showed the world’s largest economy ended the year on a weak note, and the start of 2016 wasn’t better. The one saving grace was a pickup in consumer confidence, but that was mainly because households believed inflation will be low, making subdued wage gains look good by comparison.

January 15, 2016