Economic Indicators

Government, Business

US Economy Grew at Brisk 4.2% Annual Rate Last Quarter

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2% annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
August 29, 2018
Business, TCA

Americans’ Economic Expectations Decline to an Eight-Month Low

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Americans’ expectations about the economy deteriorated in July to an eight-month low as fewer households viewed conditions as improving, according to figures from the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released July 20.

Daniel Flatley | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017
Government, Business

Slowdown in Business-Equipment Orders May Weigh on Growth

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Commerce Department data showed an unexpected decline in U.S. orders for business equipment.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017
Government, Business

Leading Economic Indicators Rise in July

An index of leading economic indicators rose 0.6% in July, the most in three months, the New York-based Conference Board said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 22, 2013