Housing Starts Surged in April
One important sector of the U.S. economy appears to have rebounded from a slow winter.
Jobs and Productivity Numbers Disappoint
Private-sector businesses added fewer jobs in April than analysts expected, and nonfarm productivity fell for the second quarter in a row.
Senate Targets Obamacare With Budget Resolution
Republicans are unlikely to follow up the blueprint's aggressive cuts to nondefense programs with actual legislation.
Trade Deficit Largest Since 2008
Gap between U.S. imports and exports likely means that U.S. GDP actually contracted in the first quarter.
Fed: It’ll Be Different This Time
Federal officials say they intend to keep money "cheap for a long time to come," meaning interest rate increases will be slow and carefully considered.
Job Gains Much Weaker Than Forecast
Nonfarm U.S. payrolls added only 126,000 jobs in March, more than 100,000 less than economists predicted.
Tweets, Likes, and +1s: Do They Matter?
Companies should demand more bottom-line results from their social media marketing, says an HBR professor.
Consumer Spending Hits Speed Bump
Personal consumption expenditures decreased $40 billion, or 0.3%, in December, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said, mostly due to slowing car sales.