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THE OVERALL U.S. merchandise-trade deficit widened 0.7% to $72.4 billion in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. trade gap with China shrank in March to lowest since...

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit with China decreased to the narrowest in almost three years as imports slowed and exports advanced,...
THE UNITED STATES goods-trade gap grew to $71.4 billion from $70.9 billion in February, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. goods-trade gap widens to $71.4B on import increase

NEW YORK – America’s merchandise-trade deficit widened in March for the first time in three months as an increase in imports exceeded the rise...
UNITED STATES purchases increased 0.9 percent in March. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. March consumer spending picks up as core inflation cools

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending rebounded in March while the Federal Reserve's preferred underlying inflation gauge eased to a one-year low, reinforcing...
U.S. GDP increased at a 3.2% annualized rate from January through March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

U.S. growth of 3.2% tops forecasts on trade, inventory boost

NEW YORK - United States economic growth accelerated by more than expected in the first quarter on a big boost from inventories and trade...
ORDERS PLACED with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders post third drop in four months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment fell in February for the third time in four months, suggesting corporate...
AMERICAN CONSUMER SPENDING in January rose 0.1 percent from the prior month after a downwardly revised 0.6 percent drop, according to the Commerce Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer spending misses forecasts as prices ease

NEW YORK - United States consumer spending in January was short of projections while inflation eased, an early read on the economy in the...
U.S. GDP in the fourth quarter was revised down from a 2.6 percent annualized rate to a 2.2 percent annualized rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. Q4 growth pace revised down to 2.2% from 2.6%

NEW YORK - United States economic growth cooled by more than initially reported last quarter on revisions to consumer and government spending, signaling mounting...
CORPORATE AMERICA brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States in 2018, short of the $4 trillion President Donald Trump said would return as a result of the 2017 tax overhaul. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

President’s offshore cash promise falters as $665B returns

NEW YORK - Corporate America brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States last year, falling short of the $4 trillion...
ORDERS FOR U.S. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT increased in January by the most in six months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders advance by most in 6 months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment rebounded in January by the most in six months, a sign demand...
OVERALL U.S. RETAIL SALES increased 0.2 percent in January after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. retail sales rise in Jan., stabilizing after a slump

NEW YORK - United States retail sales stabilized in January after a plunge the prior month that was larger than first reported, indicating consumers...
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