- Friday's jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not. Updated: Feb-05-16 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.
- Orders to US factories fell sharply in December Updated: Feb-04-16 10:35 am
WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories fell sharply in December, closing out a year in which demand for American manufactured goods retreated for the first time in six years.
- US manufacturing weakens in line with China factory slowdown Updated: Feb-01-16 11:42 am
WASHINGTON - Factory activity in the world's two biggest economies - the United States and China - slowed in January, a discouraging trend for the global economy.
- Global slump, high dollar drag US durable goods in December Updated: Jan-28-16 10:18 am
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.
- South Korea's 4Q growth slows as construction spending drops Updated: Jan-25-16 10:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's economic growth slowed in the final quarter of 2015 as a drop in construction investment outweighed an improvement in consumer spending, the country's central bank said Tuesday.
- US business stockpiles and sales fall in November Updated: Jan-15-16 11:05 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses reduced their stockpiles in November, as sales also slipped. The decline in inventories among manufacturers and merchant wholesalers could fan worries about economic growth slowing at the end of 2015.
- Fed says economy expanded somewhat in 9 of 12 districts Updated: Jan-13-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve says the economy expanded across most of the United States in December and early January.