US job growth slowed down sharply in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for work, giving a cautious Federal Reserve more reasons to wait a bit(...)

 US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to supporters as he talks about the economy and to rally support for his current economic policies in Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph: Ed Zurga/EPA

US job growth slowed in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labour market that could give the Federal Re(...)

Petrol prices jumped 3.3 per cent last month after increasing 0.7 per cent in May

US consumer prices rose in June as the cost of petrol surged, but the overall trend continued to point to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures(...)

Cars pass in front of the new H&M flagship store which displays two giant images of the ‘Balloon Dog’ sculpture by US artist Jeff Koons in New York. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Consumer confidence in the US unexpectedly declined in July to a four-month low as Americans’ outlook for the economy dimmed. Higher prices at grocery(...)

US retail sales rose less than expected in May and first-time applications for unemployment benefits increased last week, but that will probably do li(...)

US President Barack Obama (R) meets with business leaders from across the country and the world in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US employers kept up a solid pace of hiring in May, returning employment to its pre-recession level and offering confirmation the economy has snapped (...)

The US economy contracted in the first quarter for the first time in three years as it buckled under the weight of a severe winter, but there are sign(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks at a college in Pennsylvania on jobs-driven skills training. Photograph: Vincent Pugliese/EPA

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to improv(...)

Shoppers walk around the Easton Towne Center in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

US consumer prices rose in March, but inflation pressures remained generally benign, which should give the Federal Reserve ample scope to keep (...)

A job seeker attends  a career fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Texas. Photograph: Ben Torres/Bloomberg

US employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence the economy was shifting into higher gear(...)