With little hope of halting a vote to separate Crimea from Ukraine, the West is readying harsh sanctions on Russia for what U.S. officials describe as Moscow's undermining the new government in Kiev.
The prices U.S. companies get for goods and services dipped just 0.1 percent in February while core prices ticked up 0.1 percent, in the latest signs that inflation remains tame.
The federal deficit is 23.6 percent lower than in the same period a year ago through the first five months of this budget year, another sign of improvement in the country's finances.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week, the second straight decline, adding to evidence that the job market is picking up after a winter slump.
U.S. businesses continued to restock their stores and warehouses in January in anticipation of a rebound in retail sales after a miserable month of bad weather.
Hispanic enterprises receive a smaller share of purchases from California's major banks, a study says.
The U.S. stock market was on its way to a third consecutive loss Wednesday morning as investors worry about slower economic growth in China and ongoing tensions in Ukraine.
Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has taken a hands-on approach behind the scenes in directing the automaker's response to ignition-switch problems that have been linked to 13 deaths.
Global growth is likely to remain sluggish as a slowdown in the developing world undercuts gains in Europe and the U.S., the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Tuesday.
Wholesale inventories in the U.S. rose more than expected in January, but wholesale sales dropped steeply for the month, according to a Commerce Department report on Tuesday.
Stocks are little changed in early trading as investors pick over earnings reports from retailers and other U.S. companies.
President Obama's top economists say the economy would make even better progress if Congress would enact the spending he proposed in his most recent budget -- but with an election coming up, that's not likely to happen.
The Obama administration stepped up attempts Monday to court China's support for isolating Russia in response to its military intervention in Ukraine.
U.S. stocks edged lower in Monday morning trading as investors weighed economic news from China and Japan.
Gold and silver prices inched down on Monday, as expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to gradually reduce the pace of its stimulus program weighed.