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A WORKER drags a package container inside to be unloaded during the night package sort at a facility in Louisville, Kentucky. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims in U.S. declined more than forecast last week

WASHINGTON - Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped more than forecast last week, consistent with a robust labor market, a Labor Department report showed...
AN EAGLE sculpture stands on the facade of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C./ BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Fed keeps rates on hold as slowdown in growth deemed temporary

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while signaling they’ll look past a recent deceleration in U.S. economic growth and stay on...

Big summer shutdowns loom for U.S. auto plants as sales sputter

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won’t be celebrating. They’ll know it means...
A DISH Network Corp. field service specialist installs a satellite television system at a residence in Downey, Calif. U.S. cable and satellite-TV providers suffered their worst first quarter of subscriber losses in history, raising fresh concerns that cord-cutting will accelerate and drag down media stocks. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ PATRICK T. FALLON

Pay-TV users are bailing faster than ever, clouding media stocks

NEW YORK - U.S. cable and satellite-TV providers suffered their worst first quarter of subscriber losses in history, raising fresh concerns that cord-cutting will...
NATIONAL GRID PLC, Unitil Corp. and Eversource Energy proposed buying as much as 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy as a first step to comply with a Massachusetts law to aggressively develop the nascent industry in the U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

Massachusetts utilities propose 800 megawatts of offshore wind

National Grid PLC, Unitil Corp. and Eversource Energy proposed buying as much as 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy as a first step to...
A FACTORY worker selects pieces of white oak to be manufactured into bourbon barrels at the Brown-Forman Corp. cooperage facility in Louisville, Ky. America’s factories expanded less than forecast in April as measures of orders and employment pulled back, Institute for Supply Management data showed on Monday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. manufacturing expanded less than forecast in April

WASHINGTON - America’s factories expanded less than forecast in April as measures of orders and employment pulled back, Institute for Supply Management data showed...
SHOPPERS LOOK at necklaces displayed by a vendor along South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, last year. U.S. consumer spending stalled in March while inflation slowed to below the Federal Reserve’s target, Commerce Department figures showed Monday. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ MATTHEW BUSCH

Consumer spending in U.S. stalled in March for second month

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending stalled in March while inflation slowed to below the Federal Reserve’s target, showing the biggest part of the economy...
WEAK CONSUMER spending slowed the U.S. expansion to a crawl in the first quarter, a setback economists view as temporary as wage gains buttress household confidence. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO STEPHANIE KEITH

Fatter paychecks set to perk up U.S. growth as consumer rebounds

WASHINGTON - Weak consumer spending slowed the U.S. expansion to a crawl in the first quarter, a setback economists view as temporary as wage...
SHOPPERS WALK through the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J. Household sentiment was little changed in April from the previous month, holding at an elevated level on optimism about personal finances, University of Michigan survey data showed. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ MICHAEL NAGLE

Consumer sentiment in U.S. was little changed in April

WASHINGTON - Household sentiment was little changed in April from the previous month, holding at an elevated level on optimism about personal finances, University of...
U.S. BANKS posted the first drop in total commercial and industrial loans since 2010. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG

Trump era brings rare drop in loans at America’s regional banks

NEW YORK - For regional banks across the U.S., the “Trump bump” hasn’t yet translated into business. Bank stocks have climbed since Donald Trump was...
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