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CNNMoney: GDP: Economy grew faster at the end of 2011updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 09:21:00

Economic growth was stronger than originally thought at the end of 2011 as consumers increased their spending and businesses stocked up their inventories.

CNNMoney: U.S. to investigate Chinese solar 'dumping' claimsupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 17:34:00

The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday that it would investigate allegations that Chinese solar cell manufacturers are illegally "dumping" their products on the American market at excessively cheap prices.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Fear takes center stageupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 09:51:00

Nervous investors hoping for a reprieve this week will be disappointed.

CNNMoney: Stocks look to end wild week on high noteupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:57:00

U.S. stocks were set for a higher open Friday, following a choppy week of trading and huge gains in the previous session, as investors reacted to a healthy report on retail sales.

CNNMoney: Americans choose to save, not spend, in Juneupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 10:46:00

Americans earned a little bit more income in June, but they chose to stash it away rather than spend it.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Beyond debt and onto jobsupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 05:40:00

Stocks are expected to start the week with a relief rally after President Obama announced late Sunday that a bipartisan deal had been reached on the debt ceiling.

CNNMoney: Recession: $131 billion worse than we thoughtupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 14:50:00

The depths of the Great Recession were even greater than originally reported -- by $131 billion, to be exact.

CNNMoney: GDP report: Economic growth still weakupdated: Thu May 26 2011 12:24:00

U.S. economic growth remained disappointingly weak the first three months of the year, the government reported Thursday.

Senate panel to probe counterfeit military parts problemupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 09:41:00

The risk of counterfeit electronics being used in military equipment has prompted a congressional investigation, the top senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Americans earn and spend more, save lessupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 11:07:00

As incomes slowly creep back up, Americans are spending more freely and saving less. Personal income rose 0.4% in December, following a 0.4% increase in November, according to data released Monday by the Commerce Department.

CNNMoney: Stocks brace for earnings testupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 15:45:00

Stocks kicked off 2011 with gains last week despite lackluster economic news, but the week ahead could be more challenging as the quarterly earnings season gets underway.

CNNMoney: Wall Street eases into the home stretchupdated: Sun Dec 19 2010 09:18:00

Stocks are likely to trade in a narrow range during the home stretch of the year as investors lock in profits and leave their desks for the holidays.

CNNMoney: Obama administration calls for online privacy bill of rightsupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 12:40:00

The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a proposed new framework for protecting consumers' privacy online.

CNNMoney: Stocks pare gains in final hourupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 16:35:00

U.S. stocks eased off earlier gains but finished higher Tuesday, as investors found little reason to jump into the fray after the Fed kept rates steady and left its bond-buying plan alone.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Will the slide continue?updated: Sun Nov 14 2010 10:04:00

Stocks closed out their worst week in three months on Friday, but it's a new week on Wall Street and investors are bracing for a slew of economic and corporate news to help set the tone.

CNNMoney: Personal income falls in Septemberupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 10:27:00

Personal income registered an unexpected dip in September, while spending by individuals grew at a slower rate than expected, according to data released by the federal government Monday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street focuses on the 'three Es.'updated: Sun Oct 24 2010 08:39:00

Investors are bracing for an onslaught of news this week: The earnings avalanche continues, midterm elections are approaching and economic data are due in a bunch of sectors.

CNNMoney: GDP report: Economic growth slightly fasterupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:06:00

The economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the second quarter than previously thought, but the pace of growth is still painfully slow.

CNNMoney: The real test for stocksupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 03:58:00

The stock market's best week in a year has restored some confidence to battered investors, but the real test begins Monday when companies start reporting second quarter profits and losses.

CNNMoney: U.S. economy's growth revised lowerupdated: Thu May 27 2010 09:05:00

The economy grew in the first quarter, but not quite as much as originally reported, the government said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Personal income edges higherupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 09:01:00

Personal income edged up slightly in January, and spending by individuals rose for a fourth straight month, according to government data released Monday.

CNNMoney: Stock rally: Rest or rechargeupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 05:21:00

Wall Street has finally gotten the piece of economic news it has been waiting for: the battered labor market may be starting to heal. But with major stock gauges at their highest levels in more than a year, recovery bets could already be baked into the cake.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Trying to recharge the rallyupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 08:56:00

The quarterly reporting period has gotten off to a bang-up start, with 81% of companies outshining analysts' forecasts. But with expectations now raised, the latest crop of strong results has had little impact on the broad market.

CNNMoney: Retail sales drop points to slow recoveryupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 09:28:00

Retail sales fell in September after a popular program aimed at boosting auto sales ended, but the drop was smaller than economists had expected, government data showed Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street hopes to extend hot streakupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 09:10:00

Investors are hoping the surprisingly strong summer market rally will last at least one more week -- before any second-guessing in the fall kicks in.

Yes, Virginia, the DTV transition still isn't overupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 12:52:00

In less than 24 hours all full-power broadcast TV stations in the U.S. will flip a switch to stop broadcasting their analog TV signals and will only broadcast TV signals in digital. And for millions who are unprepared, it could mean lights out on their favorite TV shows.

Where the stimulus money is goingupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 22:41:00

When the $787 billion stimulus bill was passed by Congress in February, $317.2 billion in spending provisions were appropriated for various federal agencies. Take a look at an overview of the numbers, where available:

CNNMoney: Spending: Lowest rise in 47 yearsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:53:00

Consumers continued to retrench in December, capping off the worst year for consumer spending since 1961, according to a government report released Monday.

CNNMoney: Americans keep tighter grip on cashupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 09:53:00

In a troubling sign that consumers are retrenching this holiday season, consumer spending and orders for durable goods fell further in November, according to government reports released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed as sentiment improvesupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 15:51:00

The dollar was mixed against major currencies on Friday as two better-than-expected economic reports gave the market hope, but rising inflation and higher oil prices weighed.

CNNMoney: Stocks stumble on economic jittersupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 18:06:00

Stocks closed lower Monday, the third consecutive day of declines, as falling oil prices could not completely overcome concerns about the health of the nation's economy.

CNNMoney: Stimulus sends personal income surgingupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 10:23:00

Personal income surged in May as the government's stimulus payment plan to jump-start the economy took effect, according to a report released Friday.

CNNMoney: Consumers not dead yetupdated: Thu May 01 2008 10:36:00

Like any mask-wearing serial killer in a cheesy horror movie, you just can't kill the American consumer.

CNNMoney: Construction spending declinesupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 11:51:00

Construction spending fell in February, according to a government report released Tuesday, but the decline was less than expected.

CNNMoney: Income rises, spending weakupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 11:39:00

Personal income rose and a key measure of inflation held steady in February, but consumer spending remained weak, according to a government report released Friday.

CNNMoney: Treasurys rise on economic reportsupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 10:46:00

Treasurys were higher Friday after a government report showed spending by individuals remained weak last month and a key measure of inflation held steady.

CNNMoney: New home sales at 12-1/2 year lowupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 10:12:00

Sales of new homes plunged last month to their lowest level in more than 12 years, a grim testament to the problems plaguing the housing sector.

CNNMoney: Durable goods orders drop againupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 09:29:00

Demand for big-ticket items fell for the third straight month in October and came in weaker than had been forecast, according to a government report released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Retail sales sputter in Octoberupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 09:08:00

Retail sales grew at a sluggish pace in October as many cash-strapped Americans continue to struggle with higher gas prices, less equity in the home and tighter credit availability.

CNNMoney: Construction spending beats predictionsupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:36:00

Construction spending posted a bigger-than-expected 0.2 percent gain in August as strength in non-residential construction offset a continued plunge in home building.

CNNMoney: Durable goods orders below forecastsupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 21:01:00

Demand for big-ticket manufactured goods plunged in August by the largest amount in seven months, with widespread weakness signaling a slowdown in the nation's industrial sector.

CNNMoney: July construction drop largest in 6 monthsupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 22:33:00

Construction activity plunged in July by the biggest amount in six months as spending on homes fell for a record 17th straight month.

CNNMoney: Consumer spending rebounds in Julyupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 03:37:00

Consumers returned to the malls in July after taking a breather in June, although worries about the future could make the rebound short-lived.

CNNMoney: GDP at highest growth rate in a yearupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 21:50:00

The U.S. gross domestic product came in at a 4.0 percent annual rate of growth for the second quarter, showing the highest growth rate in more than a year, according to the Commerce Department.

CNNMoney: U.S. June inventories rise 0.4 percentupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 22:58:00

Inventories at U.S. businesses rose 0.4 percent as expected in June, Commerce Department data released on Monday showed.

CNNMoney: Durable goods orders weaker than expectedupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 21:02:00

New orders for long-lasting U.S-made manufactured goods rose 1.4 percent in June on a big rise in orders for non-defense aircraft, a Commerce Department report Thursday showed.

CNNMoney: Construction spending tops expectationsupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 22:38:00

Construction spending rose 0.9 percent in May, well above expectations on an all-time high in the pace of both public spending and private non-residential spending, a Commerce Department report on Friday showed.

CNNMoney: Housing starts fall as permits riseupdated: Mon Jun 18 2007 21:37:00

Housing starts slipped 2.1 percent in May to a slightly lower rate than analysts had expected while building permit activity increased more than anticipated, a government report showed Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Santa rally slipping awayupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 09:56:00

Stocks fell in light trading Friday amid concerns about the health of the economy.

CNNMoney: Stocks decline in light tradingupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 09:09:00

Santa showed few signs of making a visit to Wall Street on Friday as stocks fell in light trading on concerns about the health of the economy.

CNNMoney: Retail sales surged in November, but ...updated: Wed Dec 13 2006 07:25:00

Retail sales surged in the important holiday shopping month of November as shoppers flocked to malls in search of juicy deals on toys, electronics and other popular gift items.

CNNMoney: Bonds higher on big-ticket item softnessupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 08:59:00

Bond prices climbed Thursday after a robust report on durable goods revealed it fell short of expectations when the transportation component was stripped out.

CNNMoney: Bonds slide, dollar gainsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 09:09:00

Treasury prices slid Wednesday after strong manufacturing data suggested that the Fed would continue raising interest rates.

CNNMoney: Bonds erase gains on home salesupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 07:50:00

Bonds erased gains Wednesday after a government report showing a jump in new home sales offset a disappointing durable goods release that had pushed yields lower in early trading.

CNNMoney: July sales up, but trouble may lurkupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 07:53:00

Automakers' "employee discount" incentives may have revved up overall retail sales in July, but some economists say widespread weakness in other categories could indicate that higher gas prices are beginning to weigh on consumer spending.

CNNMoney: Economic growth slows in second quarterupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 08:03:00

The pace of economic growth slowed a bit more than expected in the second quarter, but inflationary pressures remained well in check.

CNNMoney: Looking for a comebackupdated: Fri Jun 24 2005 05:41:00

Investors will be hoping that encouraging news on the economy Friday could give stocks some respite after the previous session's brutal selloff on the back of growing unease about record-high oil prices.

CNNMoney: Bonds rise, greenback driftsupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 08:41:00

Bond prices increased Wednesday after the government said orders for durable goods fell sharply in March. The dollar was little changed.

Business 2.0: Cash Registers a-Ringing?updated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

When the Commerce Department releases its retail sales report on Dec. 13, we'll get our first glimpse at holiday spending patterns. For the season, analysts are calling for shoppers to shell out 5 ...

CNNMoney: Durable goods up slightlyupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 08:19:00

Orders for long-lasting goods rose in September, the government reported Wednesday, coming in lower than estimates.

CNNMoney: New home sales ease from record paceupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 09:36:00

Sales of new homes fell from a record pace in June, the government reported Tuesday, but still came in above economists' estimates as buyers continue to shrug off higher mortgage rates.

CNNMoney: Durables orders tumbleupdated: Wed May 26 2004 07:51:00

April orders for long-lasting goods made in the United States posted the largest drop in 20 months, the government reported Wednesday, coming in well below economists' forecasts.

CNNMoney: I can see clearly now...updated: Fri May 21 2004 12:25:00

After muddling through several weeks of uncertainty, U.S. stock markets should enjoy a little more clarity in the coming week, but will get few signs of the future course of inflation and interest rates.

CNNMoney: Bond prices fall before auctionupdated: Wed Mar 10 2004 08:56:00

U.S. Treasury prices fell Wednesday following three consecutive days of gains and in anticipation of new supply hitting the market as an auction of five-year note kicks off.

CNNMoney: New home sales fallupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 07:59:00

The pace of new home sales in the United States slowed for the second straight month in December, the government said Wednesday, missing Wall Street expectations for a gain.

Fortune: The Truth Behind The Earnings Illusion The profit picture has never been so distorted. The surprise? Things aren't as ugly as thupdated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

After the apparent fraud at WorldCom and Enron, the stupid accounting tricks at Qwest and Xerox, the zillion-dollar write-downs at AOL Time Warner and JDS Uniphase, the suspicion does begin to nag:...

Fortune: WHY THE ECONOMIC DATA MISLEAD US Outmoded methods of reporting and analysis produce many shaky statistics. It's not just what weupdated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

IT COULD BE the biggest infrastructure problem of all. Once the envy of the world, America's system for gathering and interpreting economic statistics has fallen into disrepair. The resulting misme...

Fortune: FOR ECONOMISTS, LIFE IS GETTING TOUGHER updated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

Encouraged by a recent string of stronger economic data, forecasters are growing more confident that 1993 will produce a solid expansion. Can we count on them to be right? Most failed to foresee ei...

Fortune: DOES BUSINESS REALLY HAVE INVENTORY UNDER CONTROL?updated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

A necessary evil in good times, inventory can turn into an outright demon when it piles up in a recession and keeps recovery at bay. That didn't happen last year, as responses from 175 executives i...

Fortune: SOURCES OF HELP updated: Mon Jun 10 1991 00:01:00

RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS American Assembly Columbia University 412 Altschul Hall New York, New York 10027 212-280-3456

Fortune: THIS SHAKY OLD EXPANSION IS STEADIER THAN IT LOOKSupdated: Mon Aug 27 1990 00:01:00

If there's one thing the economy is producing lots of lately, it's bad news. Factory employment has dropped in nearly every month this year, pushing the total of manufacturing jobs down by 136,000 ...

Fortune: 1990 WILL BRING BETTER RETURNS Interest rates will rise, and profits will recover from a bad year. But judging the quality of thupdated: Mon Oct 30 1989 00:01:00

Now that recession worries are safely on the back shelf, investors can take a calm look at what moderate economic growth will mean for the year ahead. Inflation will quicken, spurring the Fed to ti...

Money Magazine: INVESTMENTS: WHY THE PUBLIC HAS GONE ON A SAVING SPREEupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

At anemic rates of less than 4.5% during the past four years, Americans' saving habits have become a national disgrace. But as the nation's personal- saving-rate figures at right indicate, a turnar...

Fortune: IS THE SAVING RATE REALLY THAT BAD? Not quite, if you measure it broadly. But a generation used to rising stocks, pensions, and updated: Mon Nov 07 1988 00:01:00

SINCE AT LEAST the Book of Proverbs -- ''A wise man saves for the future, but a foolish man spends whatever he gets'' -- saving has stood as a test of virtue. America looks to be flunking the test ...


The economy lost some zing in the first quarter of this year, then lost a little more in the second quarter. Ominous trend? Not at all. Like a veteran hurler, the economy has more than made up for ...

Fortune: A SMALL BUG IN THE PROFIT PROGRAM Corporate profits dropped unexpectedly in the fourth quarter as productivity took a nose dive.updated: Mon May 09 1988 00:01:00

LAST YEAR was a good one for corporate profits -- right? Well, that is the general perception, and taken as a whole it is still correct, but the most recent data from the Commerce Department show t...

Fortune: FORTUNE FORECAST DON'T OVERESTIMATE THE GROWTH AHEAD Despite the robust first half, business has to work off an inventory bloat updated: Mon Aug 31 1987 00:01:00

FORECASTS are only as good as the data forecasters have on hand. The Commerce Department's recent GNP revisions reveal that growth over the past three years was better than forecasters had thought....

Fortune: NO MORE HELP FROM THE BIG SPENDERS Consumers have provided most of the economy's energy, but now they are tapped out and deep inupdated: Mon Oct 27 1986 00:01:00

CONSUMERS have been spending heroically, keeping the economy's torpid growth from slowing even further. Their purchases zoomed at a 6.5% annual rate during the third quarter, more than offsetting t...

Fortune: MODEST REVISIONS The new, improved data show few big changes, but they will make forecasting better.updated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT the Commerce Department gave economists this year, too heavy for a stocking stuffer, was the most comprehensive revision of U.S. income and production data in a decade. Analys...

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