June Construction Spending Down; Manufacturing Slows

Construction spending in June fell by more than 1 percent from May, the Census Bureau reported Monday. In a separate report, Institute for Supply Management, Tempe, Ariz., said its Manufacturing Index fell by 0.2 percent to a nearly two-year low.

1st Quarter GDP Falls 1.4%

U.S. gross domestic product fell for the first time in two years, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday, although analysts did not seem overly concerned.

April Consumer Confidence Ticks Down

The Conference Board, New York, reported its Consumer Confidence Index decreased slightly in April, following an increase in March.

Initial Claims Hold Near 52-Year Lows; Leading Economic Indicators Improve

Initial claims for unemployment insurance hovered near historic lows last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In a separate report, the Conference Board, New York, reported its Leading Economic Index rose in March, the second consecutive monthly improvement.

March Consumer Confidence Improves

The Conference Board, New York, reported its Consumer Confidence Index increased for the first time this year, albeit just slightly.

Consumer Confidence Falls 2nd Straight Month

The Conference Board, New York, said its Consumer Confidence Index fell for the second straight month in February to its lowest level since October, as expectations continued to weaken.

January Consumer Confidence Stalls

Winter is here: after three fairly optimistic previous reports, consumer confidence took a downward turn in January, the Conference Board, New York, reported on Tuesday.

November Consumer Confidence Declines; Outlook Mixed

The Conference Board, New York, said its Consumer Confidence Index decreased in November, following an increase in October. The Index now stands at 109.5, down from 111.6 in October.