All eyes will be on feelings about inflation for the month of July.
China is the world's second-largest economy. Headwinds it encounters also blow globally.
Consumer confidence is about intentions and expectations, helping us predict the future.
There's a disconnect between rising GDP and consumer spending — and the number of people out of work.
A Federal Reserve survey found consumers are expecting inflation to hit 4% next year.
The economists say they expect employment to recover and that recent price spikes for some consumer goods should moderate.
Retirees are living longer, the working-age population is shrinking and birthrates are down in the U.S.
In theory, the ingredients of economic growth are capital and investment. In practice, not so much.
Last year saw the worst decline for U.S. GDP in 74 years.
Besides the high costs of raising children, the cost of living is often cited as one of the key deterrents for young parents.