US Economy

The consumer sentiment index rose to 97.6 in August, in a survey of consumers by The University of Michigan.

July’s surprisingly strong retail sales relieved some of the fears that the real cause of sluggish inflation this year is a weakness in the U.S. consumer.

Why aren’t more people actively looking for work again with the job market so strong? Part of the answer may be opioid addiction.

A surge in economic optimism contrasts with a decline in Americans’ approval of President Donald Trump.

The president wants to sharply boost the number of apprentices working in the U.S. — but it doesn’t look like he’ll spend the money for it.

Puerto Rico heads to the polls for the second time in five years to weigh in on the island’s relationship with the U.S.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon wants Congress to enact tax reform, and he’s not as patient about it as his fellow business leaders.

The latest Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index hits its highest level since the second quarter of 2014.

A White House proposal that would slash agriculture subsidies has many U.S. farmers worried.

The index last fell to 120.3 in April, according to monthly data from The Conference Board.

Economists expected the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index to see a preliminary reading of 97 in May, according to Thomson Reuters.

President Trump believes that the growth generated from reforms will help spur business out of its post-Great Recession funk.

Job creation in the private sector cooled off in April but was still in line with what Wall Street had been expecting.

The challenge when Xi visits is to convince an “America First” president the two countries can work together on infrastructure.

The U.S. is headed for a recession in the next two years as excessive fiscal stimulus takes the economy into unsustainable territory.