Factory activity expands, home prices climb, layoffs at Merck and seasonal hiring at Amazon
Data from weekly economic reports can’t be researched.
As prosecutors investigate alleged money laundering, the Vatican takes steps to be more financially transparent.
The Dow rose 62 points Tuesday, as investors don’t appear to be worried about the stalemate.
The U.S. auto industry sees a 27-month streak of gains end, but most expect sales to recover in this quarter.
Demand for motor vehicles and housing-related goods is bolstering orders at factories.
For now, it appears that investors aren’t anticipating that the stalemate in Washington will cause enough disruption to threaten a gradual U.S. recovery.
Some proprietors say they'd rather lower prices than alienate loyal customers.
Sales, meals and lodging taxes go up, while newspapers and periodicals are taxed for the first time, to keep the state budget in balance.