Martin Crutsinger

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

Job growth, Britain vote weighed on Fed officials

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers expressed uncertainty last month about the outlook for the U.S economy because of a sharp... Read more

Fed likely to send a wait-and-see message this week

WASHINGTON — For months, the Federal Reserve has said that once economic data showed a consistently healthy economy, it would be time to... Read more

Federal government budget deficit declined sharply in May


WASHINGTON — The federal government’s budget deficit shrank sharply in May because of a calendar quirk. But even with latest... Read more

Economy shows signs of life after slow first quarter


WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

The... Read more