U.S. Factory Orders Tumble 17.2% in April
"While this recession didn't start with a capital spending slump, the weakness in investment spending could take a long time to dissipate."
U.S. Economy Posts Smallest Annual Gain Since 2016
“Certainly, the economy isn’t firing on all cylinders, but it also doesn’t appear to be at risk of stalling out either.”
U.S. Economic Growth Slows to 1.9% in Q3
“There is something of a tug-of-war going on between consumers, who continue to spend, and businesses, which have sharply pulled back on investment.”
Consumer Spending Rises Only 0.1% in August
With income outpacing expenditures, consumers may have "a good amount of cushion to sustain spending if or as the economy slows."
Key Investment Measure Surges 1.9% in June
"The trend in durable goods orders remains decidedly weak" amid worries about a global growth slowdown and trade tensions.
U.S. Productivity Surges to 3.6% Gain in Q1
“The rebound in productivity is restraining labor costs and keeping inflation in check,” an economist says.
Key Investment Measure Gains 0.8% in January
Core capital goods orders rebounded from a sharp drop in December, suggesting the slowdown in business investment may be shallow.
U.S. Economic Growth Slows to 2.6% in Q4
“I think this is a slowing. I don’t think this is ‘we’re falling into an abyss," one economist says.
Has the TCJA Actually Helped Companies?
The overall financial impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is difficult to calculate and may be viewed differently by optimists and skeptics.
Durable Goods Orders Rise 0.8% in November
Orders for core capital goods dropped for the second time in three months, suggesting the slowdown in business investment is continuing.
U.S. Trade Gap Rises 12.1% in 2017
The December deficit was the largest since 2008 as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high of $256.5 billion.