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AMERICANS SAVED just 6.2 percent of their disposable income in September, matching the lowest level since 2013. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Americans save less to sustain spending as income gains cool

NEW YORK - Americans kept on spending in September as income gains cooled, pushing down the savings rate to the lowest this year. Inflation matched...
THE U.S. MERCHANDISE-TRADE deficit widened to a record in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

Tariffs bite U.S. economy as trade gap widens, orders slow

NEW YORK - The United States merchandise-trade deficit widened to a record in September while orders for business equipment declined for a second month, adding...
UNITED STATES retail sales rose 0.1 percent in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS /MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales miss forecasts as restaurant receipts drop

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose less than forecast in September, as a broad-based increase was overshadowed by a drop in restaurant receipts...
THE UNITED STATES trade deficit trade increased 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap hits six-month high as soybean exports plunge 28%

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened in August to the biggest in six months as soybean exports plunged and a measure...
THE UNITED STATES merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly grew in August to $75.8 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Tariffs start to drag on U.S. economy as trade deficit widens

NEW YORK - Fresh data on the United States economy show President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war is shaping up as a clear drag on...
UNITED STATES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT increased at an unrevised 4.2 percent annnualized rate in the second quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. economy grew at unrevised 4.2% pace in Q2

NEW YORK - The United States economy grew in the second quarter at an unrevised 4.2 percent pace, the fastest since late 2014, indicating a...
UNITED STATES companies repatriated $169.5 billion in the second quarter, a sharp increase from $34.9 billion a year earlier. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. companies repatriated $169.5B in Q2

NEW YORK - United States corporations are required to pay a one-time tax on their offshore profits, but don’t expect those stockpiled funds to come...
THE VALUE of overall United States retail sales climbed 0.1 percent in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales trail forecasts as autos, apparel decline

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose by less than forecast in August following an upwardly revised July gain as purchases of automobiles...
THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT increased 9.5 percent to $50.1 billion in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. trade gap widens most since 2015; Record China deficit

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened in July by the most in three years and the gap with China hit a record...

U.S. retail sales advance for fifth month, May revised up

NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose for a fifth month in June and figures from May were revised upward amid gains at auto...
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