The exchange of electronic data between European and US companies forms a critical part of the myriad services now delivered digitally over the intern(...)

An employee pushes merchandise through a Best Buy store in Denver

US retail sales unexpectedly fell in December as unseasonably warm weather undercut sales of winter apparel and cheaper petrol prices weighed on recei(...)

Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland in California

The US trade deficit narrowed in November likely as efforts by businesses to reduce an inventory overhang pushed imports of goods to their lowest leve(...)

A Commerce Department official said that the plan to move to international management needed more work

In a climate of international mistrust over how the US government handles Internet data, the Commerce Department has said that it would delay by at le(...)

A woman walking in Bryant Park in New York. The US economy revived in the second quarter after a tepid start to the year, boosted by increased consumer spending and exports

US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a(...)

Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services dipped 0.1 per cent following a 0.7 per cent gain in May. Photograph: Bloomberg.

US retail sales unexpectedly fell in June as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, which could raise concerns th(...)

The GDP revision was in line with economists’ expectations

The US economy contracted slightly in the first quarter as it struggled with bad weather, a strong dollar, spending cuts in the energy sector and disr(...)

Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland in California. Imports fell 3.3 per cent to $230.8 billion in April

The US trade deficit narrowed in April as exports of services hit a record high and imports fell. The Commerce Department on Wednesday said the US tra(...)

Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland in California.  US imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labour dispute at key West Coast ports. Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

The US trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years in March as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labour disput(...)

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell to 44.7 in the period ending April 26th, the third consecutive drop, from 45.4 the prior week. Picture: Getty Images.

Consumer confidence declined to a six-week low as Americans took a less favorable view of their finances and the slowdowns at factories and oilfields (...)