When it comes to buying an appliance, television, car, or any other item that can put a big dent in your wallet, it pays to shop smart.
Washington (AFP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the third straight month in July helped by gains in exports especially from the automotive sector, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. The monthly trade balance came in at a negative $40.5 billion, down from a $40.8 billion deficit in June. Exports rose $1.8 billion to $198.0 […]
Washington (AFP) — Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best level since August 2011, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday. Helped by a pickup in production and new orders, the ISM’s manufacturing purchasing managers index rose by 1.9 points to 59.0. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. […]
Washington (AFP)– U.S. personal spending fell in July, putting a drag on third-quarter growth, as income gains slowed, government data released Friday showed. Consumer spending, the engine of U.S. economic growth, fell 0.1 percent in July, the first decline in six months and decelerating from a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Commerce Department reported. […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. consumer spending continued to gain pace in the key shopping month of November, buoyed by a slight rise in household income, the Department of Commerce reported Monday. Spending was up 0.5 percent in November — which includes Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopping season — compared to the same […]
It’s clear that something needs to be done about jobs in the United States, but effective change requires that people understand the roots of the unemployment crisis. Democrats, Republicans, economists, and pundits have all offered their own theories about the causes of the jobs problem, and they have subsequently proposed different solutions; however, some of […]