Thursday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that we could expect “significant” tax reform by August, including

The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its best performance in two years, buoyed by strong consumer spending and a surge in soybean exports.
U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.
A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in November, suggesting enough momentum in the economy for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week for the first time in nearly a decade.
Best Buy Co Inc forecast a revenue decline for the crucial holiday quarter and reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales due to weak demand for mobile phones, tablets, repair services and warranties.

Conference Board consumer confidence index

Consumer spending fell in December after a strong fourth quarter.

The cost of living in the U.S.

A midday look ahead in preparation for economic reports and events scheduled for the next trading day.
Commodities, generally speaking, have been hurt quite a bit recently, likely due to a rising dollar. Gold and silver are being hit today too.