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 consumer spending recorded its largest increase in more than four and a half years in March, cementing views the economy ended a dismal first-quar(...)

The slowdown partly reflected an unusually cold and disruptive winter, marked by declines in sectors ranging from business spending to home building. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The US economy barely grew in the first quarter as exports tumbled and businesses accumulated stocks at the slowest pace in nearly a year, but activit(...)

US economic growth was a bit faster than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, displaying underlying strength that could bolster views th(...)

Orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods rebounded in February, but a surprise drop in a gauge of planned spending on capital goods point(...)

Last month’s drop brought new home sales in line with other data such as home resales and building activity that have offered a downbeat picture of the housing market.

Sales of new USsingle-family homes fell more than expected and hit a five-month low in February, pointing to continued weakness in the housing (...)

A job seeker talks with a recruiter. The Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

US retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some str(...)

Shipping containers wait to be transported at the Georgia Port Authority terminal in Garden City, Georgia. The trade deficit in the US was little changed in January as a rebound in exports matched an increase in imports. Photograph: Stephen Morton/Bloomberg

The US trade deficit was little changed in January as a rebound in exports matched an increase in imports. The Commerce Department said t(...)

Income rose 0.3 per cent in January after being flat the prior month

US consumer spending rose more than expected in January, likely as chilly weather boosted demand for heating. The Commerce Department sai(...)

Graduates queue at a recent jobs fair in New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Reuters

The US government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, lea(...)

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