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U.S. bought fewer washing machines and other durable goods in July as new orders fell 7.3%

U.S. manufacturing still deserves its reputation for creating relatively “good jobs.”

Personal spending rose in May, signaling modest strength in the economic recovery.

The U.S. trade deficit widened in April, as demand for imports outpaced growth in U.S. exports.

Economy grew at a modest annual rate Q1; helped by consumer, hurt by state and local gov't spending

Durable goods point to2013 second-half U.S. economy rebound

The March 2013 international trade deficit decreased 11.0 percent from February 2013

US economy shows sluggish but steady growth in the face of deepening federal spending cuts.

U.S. March housing starts rise to highest since 2008 as multi-family projects climbed.

Exports climbed near an all-time high and imported crude oil fell to the lowest level in 17 years