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March 13, 2014
U.S. retail sales rebound from winter chill, jobless claims fall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.
March 13, 2014 - 11:28am
March 11, 2014
U.S. wholesale inventories rise, but sales drop sharply
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. wholesale inventories rose more than expected in January, as companies built up stocks of autos and machinery, though sales posted their largest decline in nearly five years. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories rose 0.6 percent...
March 11, 2014 - 9:48am
March 3, 2014
U.S. factory, consumer spending data point to improving economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity rebounded from an eight-month low in February and consumer spending rose more than expected in January, suggesting the economy was regaining some strength after a recent slowdown.
March 3, 2014 - 11:36am
February 28, 2014
Fourth-quarter growth in U.S. economy cut to 2.4 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, leaving the economy on a more sustainable path of modest expansion.
February 28, 2014 - 8:09am
February 27, 2014
Minn. Senate panel OKs propane aid
ST. PAUL -- The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a House-passed bill to provide $20 million to help Minnesotans afford heat. However, the committee made two amendments, so if the Senate passes it early next week it must make another stop at the...
February 27, 2014 - 11:30am
February 13, 2014
Retail sales drop unexpectedly in January
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell unexpectedly in January, and another gauge of consumer spending also slipped. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales fell 0.4 percent last month, led by a drop in automobile sales. Sales fell by a revised 0.1 percent...
February 13, 2014 - 8:30am
January 30, 2014
Households, trade boost U.S. fourth-quarter growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robust household spending and rising exports kept the U.S. economy on solid ground in the fourth quarter, but stagnant wages could chip away some of the momentum in early 2014.
January 30, 2014 - 9:00am
January 7, 2014
U.S. trade deficit smallest in four years; imports weak
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit fell to its lowest level in four years in November as exports hit a record high and weak oil prices restrained import growth, the latest evidence of strengthening economic fundamentals.
January 7, 2014 - 8:13am
December 20, 2013
U.S. third-quarter growth raised to 4.1 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in almost two years in the third quarter while business spending was stronger than previously estimated, pointing to some underlying strength that should be sustained. Gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent...
December 20, 2013 - 8:03am
December 12, 2013
Retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose solidly in November as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, adding to signs...
December 12, 2013 - 8:01am
December 5, 2013
Third-quarter growth revised up to 3.6 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter as businesses aggressively accumulated stock, but underlying domestic demand remained sluggish. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate instead of the 2.8 percent...
December 5, 2013 - 8:57am
December 2, 2013
Factory activity gauge at 2-1/2-year high
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. factory activity hit a 2-1/2-year high in November and construction spending increased solidly in October, brightening the economic outlook as the year winds down. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Monday its index of national...
December 2, 2013 - 10:50am
November 20, 2013
Retail sales beat forecasts, point to firming growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales excluding automobiles,...
November 20, 2013 - 7:40am
November 7, 2013
U.S. growth picks up in third quarter as restocking offsets weak spending
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth accelerated in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves but the slowest expansion in consumer...
November 7, 2013 - 8:23am
Cautious consumers seen curbing U.S. economic growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely slowed a bit in the third quarter as consumers kept a lid on spending, supporting the Federal...
November 7, 2013 - 6:40am