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A man stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province, in China.

Asian stocks are following Wall Street’s bloodbath as the US-China trade war heats up

Asian equities slumped after US indexes tanked at least 2% on Monday. "Markets are likely to take Trump's words with a few pinches of salt."
Target recorded its strongest quarterly growth in shopper traffic in more than a decade.

Americans are becoming more optimistic about the economy

A measure of consumer confidence began to recover in April as Americans became increasingly upbeat about the economy.
City Hall is seen in the distance as construction workers help carry a huge American flag in a march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

GDP growth smashed expectations at the beginning of 2019. But economists say the upswing probably won’t last.

A broad measure of economic growth out Friday may have masked pockets of weakness in the economy.

Here comes GDP …

Economists forecast that gross domestic product, a measure of all the goods and services produced in a country, expanded at an annualized rate of 2.3% in Q1.

Retail sales unexpectedly fell in February

Retail sales slipped in February as receipts fell in more than half of major categories, according to a Commerce Department report released Monday.

Here are the top factors that could trigger a recession, according to Societe Generale

Here’s what recession watchers should look for in the coming months, according to Societe Generale.
A worker collects cuttings from a marijuana plant at the Canopy Growth Corporation facility in Smiths Falls

Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

A trade deal won’t save the world’s largest economies from slowing down this year

Even if the US and China reach an agreement to end a trade war, the largest economies are still set to slow in coming months.

We’re getting more and more signs that 2019’s first GDP report could be an ugly one

As key measures of the economy come in softer than expected, forecasts for US growth in the first quarter are falling across the board.

Retail sales rose in January — but declines at the end of 2018 were even sharper than originally thought

Retail sales rebounded more than expected in January but declines at the end of 2018 were even sharper than originally thought.