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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...
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...
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