Thursday, May 15, 2014
The prices U.S. companies receive for their goods and services rose by the most in seven months in April, led by more expensive food and higher retail and wholesale profit margins.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
U.S. retail sales growth slowed in April, with consumers shopping less online and cutting back on purchases of furniture and electronics.
U.S. small-business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic.
The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.
Monday, May 12, 2014
The Keystone Research Center, that reliably liberal (and, thus, reliably misleading) mouthpiece for organized labor and the social justice crowd, is out with its latest entreaty to raise the minimum wage. And as per usual, its “analysis” suffers from the kind of intellectual myopia so indigenous to the “progressive” cause.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Venezuelans, who enjoy free highways and dirt-cheap gas, are struggling to buy cars as production falters thanks to a lack of foreign currency to pay for imported parts.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Consumers increased their borrowing in March by the largest amount in more than a year, using their credit cards and taking out more auto and student loans.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The U.S. economy is on track for “solid growth” in the second quarter after the winter freeze, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record, led by strong gains in sales of aircraft, autos and farm goods.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder warned Monday that no financial institution should consider itself “above the law,” amid investigations into alleged tax evasion and money laundering by European banks.