All posts tagged "Commerce Department"
U.S. wholesale inventories up 1% in November
By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. wholesale businesses boosted their stockpiles in November by the largest amount in two years, while sales increased at a slower pace. The Commerce Department says inventories held by wholesalers rose...
- Posted January 10, 2017
US factory orders drop 2.4% but investment up
It was the first decline since June
- Posted January 6, 2017
US Construction Spending Hits Highest Level in 10 Years
WASHINGTON – U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects for a second straight month in November, pushing activity to the highest level in more than a decade. Construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6...
- Posted January 3, 2017
US Trade Deficit in September at Lowest Level in 19 Months
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell in September to the lowest level in 19 months as demand for U.S.-made airplanes and other exports increased while imports slipped. The politically sensitive deficit with China declined. The deficit...
- Posted November 4, 2016
US Consumer Spending Scores Biggest Jump in 6 Years
Led by a big jump in purchases of autos and other durable goods
- Posted May 31, 2016
US Economy Showing Signs of Life after Slow Start to Year
Commerce Department issued 2nd of 3 estimates of economy's performance in January-March quarter
- Posted May 29, 2016
US Grew Slightly More in 4th Quarter than Earlier Estimated
Commerce Department Says Consumer Spending Provides Boost
- Posted March 25, 2016
Global Slump, High Dollar Drag US Durable Goods in December
WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods tumbled in December, with a key category that tracks business investment plans falling for a second straight month. Durable goods orders dropped 5.1 percent in December following...
- Posted January 28, 2016