US Economy

A preliminary look at consumer sentiment in September easily topped expectations on Friday.

The business services, education and health services industries led job gains for the month of August, besting laggards like retail and manufacturing, according to the latest government jobs report.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he expects a slow but steady diet of interest rate increases to continue as the central bank looks to find the right recipe between promoting growth and controlling excesses.

Payroll growth turned sluggish in July after two robust months.

Compensation for workers rose to a nearly 10-year high in the second quarter as inflation pressures continued to percolate in the U.S. economy.

The index rose in July after a disappointing read in June.

With some of the biggest factors boosting second-quarter growth expected to fade over time, President Donald Trump will have his work cut out for him. But that doesn’t mean he can’t get it done.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waded gingerly into the debate over tariffs, saying that countries embracing protectionism fare worse than those that are more open.

The employment part of the economy continued to power forward in June, adding another 213,000 jobs though the unemployment rate rose to 4 percent, the Labor Department says.

America’s labor shortage is approaching epidemic proportions, and it could be employers who end up paying.

As trade tensions continue, U.S. farmers are caught in the crossfire.

For 10 years, the Federal Reserve has stalked its prey — inflation — but has mostly come up empty. Now that it has caught up to its goal, the question is what will happen next, and the answer isn’t obvious.

The White House won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies.

The proposed U.S. tariffs on car imports will have far reaching negative implications for the whole auto industry, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The research firm said higher tariffs will cause problems across the car industry’s global supply chain. “Tariffs on imported cars, parts would be broadly credit negative for industry,” Moody’s said in a …

The Federal Reserve’s effort earlier this month to tamp down the rise of its benchmark interest rate already isn’t running as smoothly as officials might have anticipated. At its June 12-13 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee hiked its target overnight funds rate 0.25 points to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent. At the same …