U.S. retail sales rose by the most in 10 months in March as Americans received additional pandemic relief checks from the government and increased COVID-19 vaccinations allowed broader economic re-engagement.
An advocacy group on Thursday called on Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to not create a version of photo-sharing app Instagram for children who are under 13, as it would put them at "great risk".
The euro zone economy is poised for up to five years of private consumption above pre-pandemic levels once Europe's households are able to spend freely again, a European Central Bank policymaker forecast on Tuesday.
New orders for U.S.-made goods fell in February, likely weighed down by unseasonably cold weather, though manufacturing remains strong as the economic recovery regains steam amid an improving public health situation.
Japanese household spending likely dropped in February from a year earlier, falling for a third straight month, a poll found on Friday, suggesting emergency coronavirus measures kept a lid on consumer expenditure.