Commerce Department

Government statistics often look haywire or get out of whack, but there are certain moments when batched economic reports almost look like mass schizophrenia has arrived.
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that U.S. housing starts in April came at the slowest pace for new construction since February of 2015.
U.S. gross domestic product saw its steepest contraction since the Great Recession more than a decade ago, and the writing is on the wall that GDP will become much worse in the second quarter.
Some economic reports still showed pockets of growth until well into March. That won't be the case for the upcoming economic reports for April, May and June.
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%.
Ambarella shares saw a big drop early on Tuesday following an update from the Chinese trade war.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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,
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...
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.
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.
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.