LESS than a year ago, the US economic expansion was celebrated as the longest on record. This week its end will become all but official.

[WASHINGTON] Sales of new US single-family homes dropped by the most in more than 6-1/2 years in March and further declines are likely as the novel coronavirus outbreak batters the economy and...

[WASHINGTON] The US economy grew moderately in the fourth quarter, the government confirmed on Thursday, and is facing a bumpy road in early 2020 amid the fast-spreading deadly coronavirus that...

[WASHINGTON] New orders for key US-made capital goods fell more than expected in September and shipments also declined, a sign that business investment remains weak amid the continuing fallout...

US homebuilding fell for a secondstraight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite lower mortgage rates.

[WASHINGTON]  US wholesale inventories rose in May amid a strong increase in the automotive sector, but the pace of accumulation is slowing, supporting views that inventory accumulation was...

[WASHINGTON] US retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to a slowdown in economic growth after a...

US construction spending unexpectedly fell in March after three straight monthly gains, pulled down by declines in both private and public construction projects.

[WASHINGTON] US retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, the latest sign economic growth has shifted into low gear as stimulus from US$1.5 trillion in tax cuts and increased government spending...