The MNI Chicago Business Barometer fell 3.6 from 53.9 to 50.3 in January “due to seasonal factors,” but it’s the lowest since May 2016.
The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average for weekly jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 241,000, the lowest since July 21, 1973.
The National Association of Realtors said existing-home sales surpassed a recent cyclical high and gained in January by the fastest pace in nearly a decade.
Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index remained in positive territory and has since the election after 9 years of pessimism stuck in negative territory.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) have agreed to cut their $4.83 billion cash deal by $350 million.
President Donald J. Trump visited the Boeing (NYSE:BA) factory in North Charleston, S.C., where talked jobs, manufacturing and the rollout of the 787-10, their newest Dreamliner jet.
U.S. markets again hit new record highs Wednesday after President Donald J. Trump sat down with top U.S. retail CEOs at the White House to talk tax reform.
President Donald J. Trump, Ivanka and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a council to promote the success of women in the workforce.
With the markets trading at new highs, average Americans are reporting a level of economic confidence under President Donald J. Trump not seen in years.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) and the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) hit record highs at the open on Tuesday.