A shopper makes a purchase at the J.C. Penney store in North Riverside, Ill., Nov. 17. U.S. consumer spending grew in the fourth quarter at its fastest pace in three years.
A child-size dummy is crushed by a dresser during a Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference in Washington, D.C., in 2016. That year Ikea began a recall of millions of dressers after six children were killed in tip-over incidents. But a new study says that tip-over risks extend far beyond any one furniture-maker.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 1. This week, Powell presided over a Fed policy meeting for the first time since becoming chairman.
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