Commerce Department

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
Friday will be showtime for the first reading on third-quarter gross domestic product, which is the ultimate measurement of the U.S. economy.
Jon C. Ogg
While President Trump is hoping for another healthy gain in GDP, the real issue already may be beyond what happened in the third quarter.
Jon C. Ogg
Wednesday's economic reporting brought the first revision to second-quarter gross domestic product.
Jon C. Ogg
It turns out that all the hype about higher growth actually can come true. GDP for the second quarter saw its largest gain in about four years.
Jon C. Ogg
It appears that consumer spending, which makes up the majority of U.S. GDP, was weaker than had been expected in the first quarter.
Jon C. Ogg
The monthly reports on durable goods can be quite volatile, disappointing in a strong economy or soaring even in a bad economy.
Jon C. Ogg
What should stand out in the latest GDP report is that the U.S. economy is about to hit $20 trillion in GDP, if any of the expected growth comes to pass in 2018.
Jon C. Ogg
With roughly two-thirds of GDP tied to consumer spending, what should the markets make of a big disappointment in retail sales for February?
Jon C. Ogg
The Commerce Department's final report on January factory orders and shipments posted its first drop in six months. Automobiles and commercial jets both posted decreases.
Paul Ausick
U.S. factory orders remained strong in October, but the report did show a bit of slippage from the gains seen in September and August.
Jon C. Ogg
The Bureau of Economic Analysis issued its first revision for third-quarter gross domestic product for 2017. What should stand out in this report is that this marked the strongest quarterly output...
Jon C. Ogg