BRUSSELS | EU to react swiftly if Trump slaps tariffs on EU cars

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that its reaction will be “swift and adequate” if…

WASHINGTON | US trade deficit narrows in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell 11.5 percent in November to the lowest level…

NEW YORK | Federal judge in New York bars U.S. Commerce Department from adding citizenship question to the 2020 census

NEW YORK —Jan 15, 2019—Federal judge in New York bars U.S. Commerce Department from adding citizenship…

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders up 0.8 pct., led by defense spending

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting goods rose at a modest pace last month,…

WASHINGTON | US home construction rose last month, led by apartments

WASHINGTON — U.S. developers broke ground on more homes last month, but the increase occurred entirely…

WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON — Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in…

WASHINGTON | US new-home sales plunged 8.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 8.9 percent in October, as the number of…

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in…

WASHINGTON | US home construction rose 1.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON  — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling…

WASHINGTON | US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent last month

WASHINGTON— U.S. retail sales rose at a healthy pace in October, though the gains were likely…

WASHINGTON | US consumer spending up inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending rose in September by a solid, inflation-adjusted 0.3 percent, led by…

NEW YORK | A day after a rout, US stocks turn higher on solid earnings

NEW YORK — Strong results from major companies including Microsoft, Visa and Comcast are sending U.S.…

US stocks slide as traders weigh earnings; oil rises

U.S. stocks fell sharply in morning trading Wednesday, adding to losses from a day earlier. Technology…

WASHINGTON | US new-home sales slump for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September, the fourth straight monthly…

WASHINGTON | Record imports push US trade gap to $53.2 billion in August

WASHINGTON — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in…

WASHINGTON | US consumer spending up modest 0.3 percent in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending edged up a moderate 0.3 percent in August, the smallest gain…

WASHINGTON | August orders for US durable goods jump 4.5 percent

WASHINGTON— Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose at a healthy pace last month, though the…

WASHINGTON | US new-home sales rose 3.5 percent in August

WASHINGTON— Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as…

WASHINGTON | US durable goods orders fell 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell 1.7 percent in July, the third decrease…

WASHINGTON | US new-home sales fell 1.7 percent in July

WASHINGTON  — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly…

WASHINGTON | July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

WASHINGTON  — U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher…

US housing starts rose a slight 0.9 percent in July

WASHINGTON/ August 16, 2018 (STL.News)— U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a…

WASHINGTON | S retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances,…

WASHINGTON | US construction spending fell 1.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.1 percent in June, the biggest decline in…

US construction spending fell 1.1 percent in June

WASHINGTON/ August 1, 2018 (STL.News) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell 1.1 percent in June,…

WASHINGTON | US pending home sales rose 0.9 percent in June

WASHINGTON  — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the…

WASHINGTON | Rising backlash as US firms seek Trump’s steel tariff waiver

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel…

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews claims on economy, GDP growth

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is prematurely claiming he proved naysayers wrong in boosting U.S. economic…

WASHINGTON | New-home sales fall 5.3 pct in June … a warning light?

WASHINGTON  — Sales of new U.S. homes tumbled 5.3 percent in June and the median sales…

WASHINGTON | Analysts: Trump tariff threats unlikely to yield trade deals

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing…