Martin Crutsinger

Fed likely to leave rates alone


WASHINGTON — Again and again in recent months, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it’s edging closer to resuming the... Read more

Fed minutes offer signs of rate increase nearing


WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an... Read more

US trade deficit climbs to 10-month high

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit increased to the highest point in ... Read more

Consumer spending grew a solid .4 percent in June, officials say

WASHINGTON — American consumers turned in another strong month of spending in June despite a decline in spending on autos.... Read more

US economy sees weak growth in spring

WASHINGTON — Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter... Read more