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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...
UNITED STATES GDP increased 2 percent in the first quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. Q1 GDP growth revised down to 2% on services

NEW YORK – The United States economy expanded in the first quarter at a slower pace than previously estimated, reflecting downward revisions to spending...
U.S. CAPITAL GOODS orders declined 0.2 percent month to month in May. / BLOOMBERG

Drop in May orders for U.S. capital goods follows April jump

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment cooled unexpectedly in May after an upwardly revised April jump that was...
UNITED STATES retail sales increased 0.8 percent from the prior month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales top forecasts, bolstering economic pickup

NEW YORK – United States retail sales rose in May by the most in six months, exceeding forecasts and bolstering expectations for an acceleration in...
THE U.S. CPI IN MAY rose 2.8 percent from a year earlier, the fastest pace in more than six years. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. inflation accelerates to six-year high, eroding wages

NEW YORK - United States inflation accelerated in May to the fastest pace in more than six years, reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s outlook for gradual...
UNITED STATES GDP in the first quarter grew at a 2.2 percent annualized rate, adjusted down from a previously estimated 2.3 percent rate. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. Q1 growth revised down to 2.2% on inventories

NEW YORK - The United States economy grew in the first quarter at a slightly slower pace than previously estimated, while tax cuts gave...
NON-MILITARY CAPITAL GOODS ORDERS excluding aircraft rose 1 percent month over month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. capital-equipment orders rise in sign demand resilient

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment rebounded in April even as the prior month’s figure was revised downward, indicating...
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