Monday March 30, 2015
US consumer spending barely rose in February as households boosted savings to their highest level in more than two years, the latest sign that the economy hit a soft patch in the first quarter.
Tuesday March 24, 2015
US consumer prices rebounded in February as petrol prices rose for the first time since June.
Wednesday March 18, 2015
The US Federal Reserve has opened the door further for an interest rate hike as early as June, ending its pledge to be "patient" in normalising monetary policy.
Tuesday February 24, 2015
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said that the US labour market still showed cyclical weakness and inflation continued to fall, making any interest rate hike unlikely before June.
Monday February 23, 2015
Hotel occupancy has returned to pre-crash levels, driven by a big jump in visitors from the US and Canada.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
The US Fed has repeated that it will remain "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, and said the country's economy is on track.
Friday January 09, 2015
US job growth increased briskly in December, opening the door wider to an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this year despite a gloomy world economy.
Friday December 05, 2014
US employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in October and wages increased, which could bring the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Friday November 07, 2014
US job growth increased at a fairly brisk pace in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8%.
Tuesday November 04, 2014
Opinion polls in the United States show the Republican party is on course to take control of both Houses of Congress, although races in several states are deemed too close to call.