Commerce Department

The Department of Commerce released its preliminary view of U.S. gross domestic product for the fourth quarter at an initial growth rate of 2.1%.
Jon C. Ogg
Ambarella shares saw a big drop early on Tuesday following an update from the Chinese trade war.
Chris Lange
The Commerce Department reported on Friday that the domestic economy grew at a rate of 2.1% in the second quarter of 2019. The better-than-expected report on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was better...
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. trade deficit increased by $55.5 billion in May, a bigger jump than expected. Trade with China accounted for about 60% of the gap.
Paul Ausick
The Commerce Department reported gains in both personal income and in spending in May of 2019. The gain in personal income was primarily from personal interest income, wages and salaries, and...
Jon C. Ogg
If there is one industrial component that can help sway the impact of gross domestic product, look no further than the monthly report on durable goods.
Jon C. Ogg
The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank's model now projects real GDP growth in the second quarter that looks better than prior forecasts but is still shy of the first quarter,
Jon C. Ogg
Freddie Mac forecasts a steadily growing housing market in the United States and is signaling that some of the biggest problem mortgages that helped add fuel to the fire of the Great Recession remain...
Jon C. Ogg
Retail sales are often volatile on a monthly reporting basis, and the markets are getting to deal with a fresh round of negative news when it comes to the consumer spending habits of Americans.
Jon C. Ogg
There are some caveats to this GDP report that have helped to boost the numbers, but the report also creates some serious confusion for bulls and bears alike.
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that total retail sales posted a seasonally adjusted gain of 0.2%, but that was better than expected.
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that the economy grew more than expected in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Jon C. Ogg
Durable goods orders in November rose month over month but fell short of expectations even given a sharp downward adjustment in October's total.
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued its first revision to third-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday morning — with no real revision. The preliminary gain for GDP was maintained flat...
Jon C. Ogg
U.S. GDP grew by 3.5% in the third quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis' first estimate. Total GDP topped $20.6 trillion, but growth was slower than in the second quarter.
Paul Ausick