- Spring awakening: US consumer spending rose in March Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers boosted spending in March by the largest amount in four months, a hopeful sign that this key sector of the economy is reviving after a frigid winter.
- Noting slower economy, Fed appears no closer to a rate hike Updated: Apr-29-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve downgraded its view of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly froze. The Fed offered no sign that a rate increase might be coming soon.
- US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived? Updated: Apr-14-15 9:37 am
WASHINGTON - Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.