Department of Commerce
U.S. Retail Sales Fall for Third Consecutive Month
"The further slump in retail sales in December confirms that the continued surge in coronavirus infections is now weighing heavily on the economy."
U.S. Factory Orders Fall Slightly
Declines in demand for transportation equipment and machinery weighed down April's U.S. factory orders, say experts.
Durable Goods Orders Increase 0.7% in March
But a gain of only 0.2% in core capital goods orders suggests momentum in manufacturing has eased after recent strong growth.