As the U.S. consumer gained confidence in the second quarter of 2016, data from the Commerce Department released Friday showed businesses sentiment didn’t quite keep up.
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A gauge of U.S. consumer sentiment dropped in July, as Americans continued to cite concerns over the economic fallout from the United Kingdom's Brexit vote.
Business activity across the Midwest remained solid in July and firms hired for the first time in four months, a sign the U.S. economy started the third quarter on stronger footing.
The U.S. economy grew far less than expected in the second quarter as inventories fell for the first time since 2011, but a surge in consumer spending pointed to underlying strength.
The U.S. economy likely regained speed in the second quarter as robust consumer spending offset a sharp moderation in inventory investment and weak exports.
The Bank of Japan announced a modest dose of stimulus Friday in a sign that it may be running up against the limits of monetary policy.
Wall Street fell on Thursday morning on mixed earnings and weak economic data, a day after the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates unchanged.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to sustained labor market strength.
At the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, but said near-term risks to the U.S. economy had abated.
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Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose far less than expected in June, another sign that a lack of inventory is crimping activity despite mortgage rates being at near-record lows.
Demand for long-lasting factory goods fell sharply in June, a sign overseas turmoil is weighing on U.S. manufacturers.
The Fed will likely set the near-term tone for treasuries.
It’s been a tumultuous year for Wall Street, and market participants aren’t expecting the Federal Reserve to add fuel to the now-contained fire at the conclusion of the central bank’s July meeting Wednesday.
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Federal Reserve officials are virtually certain to leave short-term interest rates unchanged at their meeting this week, following the U.K.'s decision in June to quit the European Union and mixed messages from the U.S. labor market.
A gauge of U.S. consumer confidence edged lower, but was relatively unchanged in July, a sign American households are shrugging off global economic uncertainty in the wake of the Brexit vote.
New U.S. single-family home sales rose more than expected in June, reaching their highest level in nearly 8-1/2 years, the latest sign that the housing market was gathering momentum.