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U.S. RETAIL SALE increased 4.2 percent year over year in November./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales top estimates as core measure up most in...

NEW YORK - United States retail sales topped forecasts in November as a key measure jumped by the most in a year and October...
THE U.S. TRADE GAP increased 1.7 percent to $55.5 billion in October, the highest in a decade. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap widens to 10-year high amid China tensions

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened more than forecast in October to the highest in a decade, underscoring continued fallout from the...
CONSUMER PURCHASES rose 0.6 percent in October after a downwardly revised 0.2 percent advance, according to Commerce Department data. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer spending picks up; Inflation below forecast

NEW YORK - Americans’ spending rose by more than forecast in October, giving the biggest part of the economy a solid start to the quarter,...
UNITED STATES GDP increased an at unrevised 3.5 percent annualized rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. economy grew at unrevised 3.5% pace in Q3

NEW YORK - The United States economy remained on a solid footing in the third quarter, matching previously reported results, as stronger business investment...
UNITED STATES factory orders for business equipment were weak in October for a third straight month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Orders for U.S. business equipment trailed forecasts in Oct.

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment were weak in October for a third straight month, another sign that...
U.S. RETAIL SALES rose by the most in five months in October, driven by automobiles, fuel and building materials. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Retail sales show U.S. spending solid but no longer gangbusters

NEW YORK - Americans are still shopping - just not at the gangbusters pace seen earlier in the year.October retail sales rose by the...
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...
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