Manufacturing sector activity in the U. S. shrank at a slightly quicker pace in February than during the prior month, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Unemployment claims in the U. S. moved higher during the preceding weeks, especially those not being filed for the first time.
Americans' personal incomes surged at the start of 2024, although that did not carry over into their spending.
The American economy expanded at a slightly slower than expected pace at the end of 2023.
Durable goods orders shrank rapidly at the start of 2024, but mainly due to a more than halving in those for defence aircraft and parts.
Wholesale prices in America rose more quickly than anticipated last month.
Consumer confidence in the U. S. was little changed in early February, albeit after two months of large gains, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
Americans reined in their spending unexpectedly at the start of 2024.
Factory sector activity in the mid-Atlantic region improved significantly in February, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The U. S. labour market continued to show only limited signs of easing during the previous week.
Americans were noticeably more confident last month regarding the economy and the inflation outlook, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.
The U. S. jobs market was on fire at the turn of the year with both hiring and wage gains nearly doubling forecasts.
Factory sector activity in the States recovered at the start of the year, the results of a survey revealed.
Eurozone inflation cooled a tad less than expected at the start of 2024.
Central bankers in the U. S. said they were now closer to achieving their goals for both full employment and inflation stability.
The cost of hiring workers in the U. S. increased at its slowest pace in years during the final quarter of 2023.
The U. S. jobs market continued to exhibit strength at the end of 2023.
Americans continued to splash out at a steady clip at the end of 2023, while price pressures continued to recede.
Rate-setters in Frankfurt stayed put on policy at their latest policy meeting, but reiterated their determination to return inflation to 2. 0% in timely fashion.
Wholesale prices in the States were held in check last month by a drop in energy costs.