The Conference Board's index rose to its second-highest level of the year despite economists' expectations of a drop.
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen deserves blame for creating onerous real estate asset bubbles, according to risk analyst Chris Whalen.
Core capital goods orders rose 0.4% in July, suggesting business spending is picking up early in the third quarter.
A New York Fed survey finds the average full-time offer wage received declined from $58,880 to $49,250 between March and July.
The July sales report supports expectations that the U.S. economy will continue on its modest growth path.
Consumer debt reached record levels in the second quarter.
Last month's CPI data "was very muted and not something which the Fed is going to be happy to look it," a market analyst says.
A still-strengthening jobs market is good and bad news for employers.
For the first time in two years, more than half of private employers expect to add employees over the next year: PwC report.
Companies that put payment terms pressure on their suppliers often don’t realize the economic ripple effects of their actions.