US GROWTH SEEN OUTPACING CHINA’S FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1976
China’s coronavirus lockdowns mean its economic growth may undershoot the US for the first time since 1976, in a role reversal with potential political reverberations in both Beijing and Washington.
RETAIL SALES GROWTH IMPRESSES IN APRIL EVEN AS INFLATION, GAS PRICES SURGE BITES
U.S. retail sales growth steadied in April, data from the Commerce Department indicated Tuesday, as record high gas prices and surging inflation failed to deter spending in the world’s biggest economy.
RETAIL SALES RISE 0.9% IN APRIL AS CONSUMERS SHOW RESILIENCE
U.S. retail sales rose 0.9% in April, a solid increase that underscores Americans’ ability to keep ramping up spending even as inflation persists at nearly a 40-year high.
EXISTING HOME SALES SLIDE FOR THIRD STRAIGHT MONTH
Housing activity tumbled for the third straight month in April, as soaring borrowing costs weighed on would-be buyers.Existing home sales fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.61 million units in April from a month earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That was down 2.4% from March and 5.9% from one year ago.
BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE U.S. IN 2022-2023
U.S. News analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.