Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land.
The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of noncarbonated drinks such as juice, and overall volume rose 2 percent.
Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in February to another record high.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of financial stress.
Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.
U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.
U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.
Citigroup's its first-quarter earnings rose as the bank got a boost from declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. The earnings improved even as revenue from mortgage refinancing and bond trading fell.