The decline's mostly down to slipping orders for airplanes, while the core number increased by almost the same amount as in June.
Copper has long been seen as an economic predictor. So why are prices dipping, and what are the implications?
True, the economy was in good shape before COVID-19. But it wasn't working for many.
The measure fell at the steepest rate in 40 years, but that might not be as ominous as it sounds — if the trend is short term.
Let’s do the numbers … but with more context.
Quarterly and monthly data, like GDP and the unemployment rate, don't really give us a picture of what is happening today.
The COVID-19 epidemic may make it harder for government agencies to track and report rapid changes in the U.S. economy.
That question stumped Kai and Molly on this week's "Make Me Smart." Here's the answer.
This time around, it may not be telling us that a recession's on the way.
Don't question your sanity when economic indicators point in opposite directions.